Here’s your weekly dose of cello news.
Yo-Yo Ma Helped Celebrate the U.S. Inauguration
President Joe Biden has included cellists from the moment he was elected. Although there were none at the noon ceremony, Yo-Yo Ma helped celebrate that evening through these words and a performance of “Amazing Grace.”
She Bribed Her Neighbors with Chocolate for Her Daughter’s Cello Exam
Myleene Klass wanted to make sure her neighbors were quiet during her 13-year-old daughter Ava’s grade seven cello exam earlier this month, so she bribed them with chocolate.
Kevin Olusola’s Cello and Beatboxing TikTok Videos
Who do you follow on TikTok? The incredibly talented cellist and beatboxer, Kevin Olusola, is one to add to your list. His user name is @Kolusola.
@kolusolaWrote this w/ @imsamderosa . I’m inspired for the future. Tag ur favorite creators. I wanna know who feels the same way! ##fyp ##cello ##inauguration2021♬ original sound – KO
Grammy-nominated cellist, educator, and activist, Amanda Gookin, has been named the new executive director of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival at Eastern Mennonite University.
R.I.P. Winifred Mayes, Age 101, Boston Symphony Orchestra’s First Woman String Player
Cellist Winifred Mayes was the first woman to successfully audition for a position in the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s string section. At her audition in 1957, she beat 14 men to earn the position.
R.I.P. Cellist David W. Guggenheim, Age 91
Cellist and teacher David Guggenheim was known for his “attractive and vibrant sound” and served as principal cellist of the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra until his retirement in 2000.
World Premiere of Rain Worthington’s “Resolves”
Performed by cellist Roger Morelló Ros
Rushad Eggleston: How to Make Vegan Brie
According to Rushad Eggleston, this is:
another in my award-winning vegan cooking show series where i do improvised metal explanations of lo-fi vegan inventions just add imagination
Marigny Opera Ballet’s “In D Minor” (Available through 24 January)
This is the premiere of choreographer and director Gretchen Erickson’s “In D Minor.” The Cinematographer is Milo Daemgen, and the cellist is Philip von Maltzahn, playing Bach’s Cello Suite No. 2 in d minor.
Madre by Arca, Featuring Cellist Oliver Coates
This is a collaborative video showcasing the talents of the singer/songwriter Arca, the cellist Oliver Coates, and wildlife photographer Aron Sanchez-Baranda.
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