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2022 International Cello Day and Founders Day Giveaways

It’s Time to Celebrate!

Celebrate Cello Museum Founders Day and International Cello Day!

December has many holidays, including our biggest cello holiday of the year: International Cello Day. Every year we celebrate our love for the cello on 29 December – the birthday of Pau Casals.

We also celebrate our Founders Day on 27 December, the birthday of Jeremy Montagu. This year we are also celebrating our Cello Museum Founders, who helped us hire our only paid team member, James de Cadiz, who will be with us at least through the end of January. Thank you, Founders!

Please join us in our celebrations this year! We’ve got giveaways and a special line of 2022 International Cello Day products in our online museum shop.

International Cello Day

Are you performing or making a special cello video for International Cello Day? If so, please send us a link. We’d love to help share your ICD videos!

2022 International Cello and Founders Day Giveaways

This year we have a wide range of prizes, and we’ll do two sets of prize drawings – one on the 27th for Founders Day and another on the 29th for International Cello Day.

On each of these days, we will pick one grand prize winner. The grand prize winner may choose a prize from the list on the sign-up form below. In addition, a second-prize winner will get a T-shirt, and a runner-up will get a sticker.

Grand Prize Options

1. A T-shirt and a Nancy Green CD

A Nancy Green CD and a T-shirt ICD and Founders Day Prize

If you pick this option and are a grand prize winner, you get to choose which CD you want, and you’ll get a T-shirt.

2. A Cello Guild Course 

ICD and Founders Day 2022 Cello Guild Courses Prizes

If you are a grand prize winner and choose this option, you may pick one of the following courses:

    1. Mapping the Fingerboard by Jonathan Simmons
    2. An Introduction to the Celtic Cello by Clíodhna Ní Aodáin
    3. Venturing Beyond First (a deep dive into 2nd and 4th positions across all four strings) by Erica Lessie
    4. Moving on Up (a deep dive into 5th and 6th positions across all four strings) by Erica Lessie

A Private Lesson

ICD and Founders Day Private Lesson Prizes

If you choose this option and are a grand prize winner, you may opt for an online private lesson with Clíodhna Ní Aodáin, Jonathan Simmons, Erica Lessie, or Brenda Neece. The lesson with Clíodhna Ní Aodáin is only available for the International Cello Day prize drawing. The lesson with Brenda will be a 60-minute private consultation about website building and related online-marketing topics for artists in anticipation of a new Cello Guild course that will be offered in 2023.

Please note that the lesson with Clíodhna Ní Aodáin is quite exceptional as she usually does not have time to teach private lessons!

A Hoodie

International Cello Day 2022 Hoodie


The Cello Museum Hoodie - Black with white logo

Other Prizes

On International Cello Day and Founders Day, we will also do drawings for a T-shirt (2nd prize) and a sticker (runner-up).

International Cello Day T-shirt

International Cello day sticker

Enter the Prize Drawings

Our prize drawings are now closed. Be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter to hear about our next prize giveaways.

Your Turn

What holidays do you celebrate with cello music? Please tell us in the comments below.