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Curator’s Corner: January 2022

January at the Cello Museum

What’s happening this month at the Cello Museum? Find out here.

January Cello in front of winter scene with snowy tire tracks and snow-covered trees

Thank you for joining us at the Cello Museum. Happy New Year! We have an exciting year planned, starting with a busy January.

New York Women Composers Spotlight: Nina Siniakova

Nina Siniakova

This year, we are thrilled to continue our collaboration with the New York Women Composers (NYWC). Next week, we will highlight the work of composer Nina Siniakova, in particular, “Athena,” written for the wonderful cellist and composer, Tom Kraines.

Read the others in the series here.

XOXO – Cellist Meets K-pop Idol

This month we look at Axie Oh’s XOXO, a teen and young adult romance about what happens when the talented young cellist, Jenny, falls for Jaewoo, who turns out to be a member of a famous K-pop band.

Journaling, Meditation, and Cello for the New Year

The Wong Janice

Image credit: Lena Koroleva

What are your New Year’s Resolutions? Do they include meditation? Journaling? Cello? If so, be sure to watch for our interview of Australian cellist and meditation teacher Janice Wong, better known as The Wong Janice. Based in Amsterdam, she has helped millions of people feel more centered and calm through her deep ambient cello meditation music.

In the interview, she tells us more about her video course: Journaling for Grounding & Positivity: A 7-day Practice with Cello Meditation Music.

We are doing a prize giveaway of a journal on 31 January to go with this feature. (Enter below.)

Enter Our New Year’s Journal Giveaway

2022 Cello Meditation Notebooks

To celebrate the new year, new resolutions, and The Wong Janice’s journaling course, we are doing a prize giveaway of one of our new notebooks.

The winner will choose one of the new designs pictured above, and two runners-up will each get one of our new stickers.

New Stickers

Whether you’re looking for a new notebook to use for cello lesson notes, classes, or as an everyday journal, this is a great option. We are giving away one journal and two stickers in a random prize drawing on 31 January. Sign up below for a chance to win.

Don’t want to wait for the prize drawing? Get your notebooks and stickers here.

The prize giveaway is now over. Thank you to everyone who participated.

Postcards from Erica

Image of old stamps - Postcards from Erica

Last month was the final installment of cellist and women’s music specialist Erica Lessie’s “That’s What She Said” series of digital postcards about unaccompanied cello repertoire by women composers. The good news is that she will be back soon with a new series of postcards. She’s already hard at work on the next postcards, but wanted to know – what topics interest you most?

  • Works by women composers?
  • Cello ensemble works?
  • Piano and cello pieces?

Please tell us in the comments or contact us directly.

If you haven’t seen her previous postcards yet, be sure to check out “That’s What She Said.” Interested in having your piece featured in a future series? Please get in touch with us – we’d be happy to hear from you.

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