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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Vlad Primakov Ukrainian Cellist Returns Home to Help His Family and Country

Vlad Primakov: Ukrainian Cellist Returns Home to Help His Family and Country

What is it like to be a cellist caught in the war in Ukraine? Earlier this week, we spoke with Ukrainian cellist Vlad Primakov to find out. I’m thrilled that well over 150 people from around the world have registered for our Ukrainian National Anthem Cello Project, spearheaded by our

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Jennifer Kloetzel and Beethoven

Cellist Jennifer Kloetzel – Hero of the Cello with a Beethoven Obsession

Meet Jennifer Kloetzel – As part of our Women’s History Month celebrations, we spoke with Professor Jennifer Kloetzel, cello soloist, chamber musician, professor of cello, and head of strings at UC Santa Barbara. She is also a Beethoven fanatic. Earlier this year, she and pianist Robert Koenig released their complete

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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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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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Riccardo Pes Cellist-Composer

QUBIT: The Cello Meets Astrophysics – An Interview with Riccardo Pes

Love at First Listen I first encountered Italian cellist-composer Riccardo Pes when searching for unaccompanied works for the cello in early 2020. It was love at first listen for me when I found his transcription of Bepi De Marzi’s “Signore delle Cime.” With so many transcriptions available, I am thrilled

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