7 Ocotber Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 7 October

1798 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (7 October 1798 – 19 March 1875) French luthier, businessman, and inventor – Here is cellist Raphael Wallfisch talking about his Vuillaume cello:  1802 Bernhard Molique (7 October 1802 – 10 May 1869) German violinist and composer Here is his Cello Concerto in D Major, Op.45 (1853),

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21 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 21 August

1698 Bartolomeo Giuseppe “del Gesù” Guarneri (21 August 1698 – 17 October 1744) Italian luthier – The son of  Giuseppe filius Andrea Guarneri (25 November 1666 – c. 1739/1740) and grandson of Andrea Guarneri (1626 – 1698). He is known as “del Gesù,” meaning “of Jesus” because, after 1731, he put IHS and

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Cello News Roundup

Cellos in the News: Top Stories of the Week – 20 August

Here’s your weekly dose of cello news. Cello News – Concert Cancelled after Cellist Alisa Weilerstein Tests Covid-19 Positive On Monday, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, who performed at the La Jolla Music Society’s Summerfest in San Diego, CA, on Sunday, tested Covid-19 positive, despite being fully vaccinated. As a result, the

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Cello News

Cellos in the News: Top Stories of the Week – 13 August

Here’s your weekly dose of cello news. Cello News – Cellist Plays on Violin Boat This week, the cello story with the most news coverage is the cellist playing on the 40-foot long violin boat in Venice. Artist Livio De Marchi built Noah’s violin (like Noah’s ark, but more musical)

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Cello News

Cellos in the News: Top Stories of the Week – 7 August

Here’s your weekly dose of cello news. Cello News – Yo-Yo Ma Joins Taiwanese Musician Abao to Celebrate Indigenous Day Yo-Yo- Ma joined Taiwanese Indigenous musician Abao (Aljenljeng Tjaluvie) online to create the new song, “Zemia” remotely, for National Indigenous Day on 1 August. The title, “Zemia,” means “dancing in

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Bill Covitz constructs an ice cello using a wooden neck. Photo: Emile Holba.

Ice Cellos – Meant for the Moment

Struck by Inspiration – It Started with a Marimba – About 20 years ago a professional percussionist asked ice artist Bill Covitz if he could help him make a marimba for an ice festival in Norway. The man was an active professional and professor at a major American conservatory and

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Tim Linhart Ice Cello. Ice Music. Photo: Darren Edwards

Tim Linhart’s Ice Cellos: Extreme Icemanship

A Note from the Curator – One of the greatest pleasures of putting together an exhibition of musical instruments is getting to talk to instrument makers. I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with Tim Linhart, who is a world-class ice artist. In response to our request for materials, Tim sent us this

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