This is the second article on cellos and gender in a series by Dr. Shulamit Sarid. Neither Female Nor Male “The cello is no more essentially male than a lightbulb or a desk,” cello historian George Kennaway rightly proclaimed. Indeed, while the cello itself is neither female nor male, its
Exploring the Intersections of Gender, Meaning, and Cello Playing — A New Series by Dr. Shulamit Sarid – There is something quite egalitarian about cello playing that I have always liked. Gender identity, race, looks, and social class seem irrelevant to the pure process of sound production and emotional expression.