Rufus Cappadocia

Rufus Cappadocia is a Canadian-American cellist . He is best known for his cross-cultural recordings and performances. He has released albums in collaboration with guitarist David Fiuczynski , singer Bethany Yarrow , Stellamara with Sonja Drakulich , multi instrumentalist Ross Daly and The Paradox Trio with Matt Dariau .


Cappadocia was born [ als? ] And raised in Hamilton . He Began playing cello at the age of 3. Cappadocia went on to study classically at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec where he spent much of his spare time Studying sounds and music from lesser-known musical traditions in the University’s ethno-musicology department. [1] He left school, and traveled to the South of France and to Spain, where he played will as a street musician. In his travels, Cappadocia continued to pick up new sounds and ethnic styles, welke have blended into his own.

Partly to verbeteren his ability to COMPETE with other street musicians Cappadocia decided to “add a bass register” to his cello. He left Europe, and is now based in New York. His musical style blends together “the Similarities tussen seemingly diverse music forms zoals blues, Sufi, Middle Eastern and even Gregorian chant. To im ze are all compatible, microtonal modes of music.” [2]

Cappadocia’s fit Collaborations port included participation in the jazz group, The Paradox Trio and the World Music group Trance Mission . He has ook produktie CDs with guitarist David Fiuczynski and singer / songwriter Bethany Yarrow.


Rufus Cappadocia and David Fiuczynski

Year title label tracks Played
2003 Kif ‘ Fuzelicious Records “Chinese GoGo”

Rufus and Bethany

Year title label tracks Played
2007 900 Miles hyena Records “900 Miles”, “St. James Infirmary,” “East Virginia” and “Linin Track”

Solo releases

Year title label
2008 Songs for Cello Velour Recordings


  1. Jump up^ “Biography of Rufus Cappadocia” . . Retrieved 2008-04-28 .
  2. Jump up^ “Rufus Cappadocia, Bowing a globetrotting Cello” . . Retrieved 2008-04-28 .