About Oswald

Oswald is the name of Amy's cello, though he goes by "Dr. Cello Barston" when taking his seat on airplanes. Oswald was born in 1938. His maker was Carl Becker, who is considered to be among the greatest instrument-crafters of the twentieth century.

Oswald has a deep, dark, rich tone on the lower strings, and a penetrating, exuberant vibrancy on the upper.

Amy and Oswald are rarely seen apart.

Memories & Souvenirs CD


Includes music composed by Mark Summer, Osvaldo Golijov, Mark O'Connor, Gaspar Cassadó and Adam Silverman. View details on the recordings page or purchase now at CD Baby.