Born in London, Sebastian Comberti studied in Italy with Amedeo Baldovino and later with Derek Simpson and Sidney Griller at the Royal Academy of Music, from where he graduated in 1977.
In 1976 he became a founder member of the Bochmann Quartet, giving concerts throughout the UK and in Europe. In 1983 he was appointed principal cello with the London Mozart Players, since when he has appeared on numerous occasions as soloist, as well as being an active member of the LMP Chamber Ensemble.
As a member of several chamber groups, including the re-formed Divertimenti, which performs works written for two-cello quintet, he has recorded for CPO, CRD, EMI, Harmonia Mundi, Hyperion, Meridian, Phoenix and RCA.
A keen interest in historically informed performance has resulted in participation with a great many of London’s period instrument groups, frequently appearing as principal cello with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and soloist with the Hanover Band. Research into early cello repertoire has led to several recitals being recorded by the BBC. It has been this interest that has led to the founding of Comberti’s record label, Cello Classics, on which he has released several acclaimed recordings in recent years.