From America’s Got Talent to NYC: Elijah de la Motte

If you have ever thought “America’s Got Talent should feature a cellist,” we agree! In fact, season 15 featured the then 14-year-old cellist Elijah de la Motte. At the Cello Museum, we enjoyed watching Elijah’s performances on AGT and on YouTube with his musical siblings. Since performing on America’s Got

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New Discoveries An Update from Dr. Yuriy Leonovich

New Discoveries: An Update from Dr. Yuriy Leonovich

Find out about the latest discoveries and beautiful new editions by Dr. Yuriy Leonovich. Also, enter for a chance to win a digital copy of one of the new editions and a Cello Museum T-shirt. Late last year, we heard from Dr. Yuriy Leonovich, a cellist who stands out for

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Valerie Aimard Bach Suites CD Interview

In Harmony with Bach: A Conversation with Parisian Cellist Valérie Aimard on Her Striking New Album

From Parisian cellist Valérie Aimard, the creator of Only Cello, we have a fresh new recording of the Bach suites for unaccompanied cello. Read on for our exclusive interview with Aimard. Based in Paris, Valérie Aimard has been traveling with her cello for decades, playing concerts in more than 30

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Meet Cellist Jason Calloway

A Gut Feeling About This – Meet Cellist Jason Calloway

A Gut Feeling About This We’ve had several requests for an article about cello strings. In my work on this topic, I was thrilled to interview Jason Calloway, cellist of the Amernet String Quartet, Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami. Florida was the only place I’ve lived where I

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Cello Music for Holocaust Remembrance Day

Cello Music for Holocaust Remembrance Day

To commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah), we look at a new album of works by composer Laurence Sherr, Fugitive Footsteps: Remembrance Music, which includes beautiful pieces for the cello. Fugitive Footsteps: Remembrance Music Although not exclusively a cello album, Dr. Laurence Sherr’s Fugitive Footsteps: Remembrance Music features the cello

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Inspired by Paola Beals – The Deaf Cellist

Meet Paola Beals Paola Beals is an avid adult amateur cellist. She also happens to be deaf. Her love for the cello is inspiring, and the Cello Museum is thrilled to share her story in this interview. As the Cello Museum curator, I had the great fortune to interview Paola

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Unsung Cello Hero Catherine Black

Unsung Cello Hero: Catherine Black

This week we hear from cellist and teacher extraordinaire Catherine Black, who runs cellocourses.com. I first heard about her in-person courses when a former classmate was raving about a workshop she’d attended. However, I hadn’t connected these pre-pandemic courses with cellocourses.com until recently. Since then I have enjoyed attending sessions

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Cellist-Composer India Yeshe Gailey’s New Album – to you through

Want to learn more about the multi-talented cellist-composer India Yeshe Gailey and their new album to you through?  Read on. One of the joys of my job is discovering new cellists, cellos, and cello music. This month, I spoke with the talented cellist and composer (also poet, visual artist, and

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Cellist Valérie Aimard and Her Innovative and Monumental YouTube Projects

Cellist Valérie Aimard and Her Innovative and Monumental YouTube Projects

I first encountered the marvelous work of French cellist Valérie Aimard on YouTube through her channel, CELLO KIDS, a video “library intended for apprentice cellists, teachers, amateur musicians, and music lovers.” Based in Paris, Aimard has been traveling with her cello for decades, playing concerts in more than 30 countries,

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Amit Peled - Bringing Peace and Music to the World

Amit Peled – Bringing Peace and Music to the World

This month we catch up with cellist, teacher, and conductor, Amit Peled. Before starting the Cello Museum, I encountered the work of cellist, teacher, and conductor, Amit Peled through his connection with Casals and Casals’ cello. When exploring online programs for cellists, Professor Peled let me sit in on his

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