Here’s your weekly dose of cello news.
Happy New Year!
Cellist Natalie Clein Made OBE for Services to Music
In this year’s New Year’s Honours 2021, the cellist Natalie Clein has been made OBE.
Are Cellists Essential Workers? Absolutely.
This year cellists around the world have made a difference in people’s lives through online performances and outdoor concerts. Spearheaded by Yo-Yo Ma’s #SongsofComfort, cellists have made a difference during the trials of 2020.
WCBS 880, New York, listed musicians as number one on their list of 15 “difference makers” in 2020, specifically citing cellist Andrew Janss and his colleagues doing one-on-one FaceTime concerts for Covid patients as part of Project: Music Helps Us Heal.
A Prakticello Sighted in Norfolk, VA
Rebecca Gilmore participated in “Porchella” in Norfolk on 26 December, playing her Prakticello.
Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason Makes List of 60 Official Chart Facts of 2020
Ferenc Farkas: Chamber Music, Vol. 4 – Complete Works with Cello II
Cellist Miklós Perényi
This album is due to be released soon. You can pre-order now. (affiliate link)
Brother/Sister Duo Twenty Fingers Release New Album: Performa
Cellist and violinist siblings, Arnas Kmieliauskas and Lora Kmieliauskaitė, aka Twenty Fingers Duo, have released their debut album, Performa, in cooperation with Music Information Centre Lithuania.
Cello Orchestra Performs Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 of Gustav Mahler
Commissioned by the Belgium Cello Society to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Pau Casals Orchestra, this arrangement of the Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 of Gustav Mahler was premiered at the closing concert of the 2020 Brussels Cello Festival. (This video was posted on Christmas Day.) This was a collaboration of the 2020 Brussels Cello Festival, the United Nations, and the Pau Casals Foundation.
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