Clíodhna Ní Aodáin - Bringing The Celtic Cello to the World

Clíodhna Ní Aodáin – Bringing the Celtic Cello to the World

Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! To celebrate, here’s an interview with the wonderful cellist, composer, conductor, and teacher: Clíodhna Ní Aodáin. I first encountered her work through her YouTube videos; in particular, her beautiful recording of “The Parting Glass.” I found her website, The Celtic Cello,

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Rain Worthington’s Passages Through Time An Emotional and Memorable Journey

Rain Worthington’s Passages Through Time – An Emotional and Memorable Journey

One of my favorite aspects of my job is making connections with wonderful artists like Rain Worthington. Rain is a New York-based composer of chamber and orchestral music whose latest album, Passages Through Time, is out March 11. Featuring a mix of orchestral and chamber works, several tracks also feature

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Catherine Neville Cello Sonata NYWC Spotlight

NYWC Spotlight: Catherine Neville

Featured Artist: Catherine Neville – We are excited to continue our collaboration with the New York Women Composers. This month, we spotlight Catherine Neville. Excerpt from her bio: “Composer, clarinetist, and educator, Catherine Neville’s music has premiered in New York City, Seattle, Moscow, San Diego, Baltimore, and Birmingham, Alabama. In

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Sing the North, a Gorgeous Piece, and Versatile Virtuoso Cellist Keiran Campbell

Sing the North, a Gorgeous Piece, and Versatile Virtuoso Cellist Keiran Campbell

Love the sound of the cello and voice together? Want a chance to take part in a wonderful virtual performance? To do all this and learn about a virtuosic and versatile cellist, Keiran Campbell, read on. Recently one of my dear friends from Oxford, Dr. Kathryn Whitney – the artistic director, conductor,

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Postcards from Erica

Black History Month – February 2022 Postcards from Erica

Trying to find unaccompanied cello music by Black composers? Look no further. February is Black History Month in the USA, and cellist Erica Lessie is back with special “postcards” to celebrate. Welcome to my new series of postcards celebrating Black composers beginning in February for Black History Month (in the

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NYWC Spotlight Niloufar Nourbakhsh

Celebrating New Music for the Cello – New York Women Composers Spotlight: Niloufar Nourbakhsh

Featured Artist: Niloufar Nourbakhsh – We are excited to continue our collaboration with the New York Women Composers. This month, we spotlight Niloufar Nourbakhsh. Excerpt from her bio: “Composer, Pianist, Laptopist, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, is grateful to live and work as an artist in collaboration with different people in the world,

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NYWC Spotlight Nina Siniakova

Celebrating New Music for the Cello – New York Women Composers Spotlight: Nina Siniakova

Featured Artist: Nina Siniakova We are excited to continue our collaboration with the New York Women Composers. This month, we spotlight Nina Siniakova. Excerpt from her bio: “Nina Siniakova is active as a composer, pianist, and educator. A Doctor of Musical Arts, she received her education at Minsk Glinka Music

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Music Research Cold Cases by Dr. Yuriy Leonovich

Cold Cases in Music Research

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a cold case is “an unsolved criminal investigation … that has stopped being actively pursued because of a lack of evidence.” There are cold cases in music research, too, although they typically are not related to criminal activity. Cold Cases from the Cello Music Collection

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Celebrating New Music for the Cello - NYWC Spotlight Jinhee Han “We Cry” for Unaccompanied Cello

Celebrating New Music for the Cello – New York Women Composers Spotlight: Jinhee Han

Featured Artist: Jinhee Han We are excited to continue our collaboration with the New York Women Composers. This month, we spotlight Jinhee Han. From her bio: “Award-winning musician Jinhee Han is a NYC-based composer from a Seoul, South Korea. She holds a Bachelors degree and Masters degree from HanYang University

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The Cello Sonatas of Jean-Baptiste Bréval by Dr. Yuriy Leonovich

The Cello Sonatas of Jean-Baptiste Bréval

Jean-Baptiste Sebastien Bréval (6 November 1753 – 18 March 1823) was a French cellist and composer perhaps best known for his cello sonatas, particularly C Major (Op. 40, No. 1) and G Major (Op. 12, No. 5). Sonatas with a Second Cello Part Bréval was one of the last students

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