Born in Brussels to a Cuban mother and a German father, Yorick-Alexander Abel grew up in Paris and Bonn, and now lives in Munich. His teachers were, among others, Manfred Stilz, Barbara Marcinkowska, Jan Polasek, Michael Hell, Bernhard Greenhouse as well as Hans Zentgraf. He was taught for several years by Konrad von Abel, former assistant of the late Sergiu Celibidache. Whilst in New York, he was honoured to play on the famous cello of legendary cellist Pablo Casals. Yorick-Alexander Abel performs as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, North and South America, as well as in many other countries including Cuba, Armenia and Tunisia. His own compositions and improvisations were performed at the Pompidou Center and the Théâtre Molière/Maison de la Poésie. He is particularly interested in great but unknown music for his instrument.