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Curator’s Corner: January 2024

January at the Cello Museum

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

Cello January - Curator's Corner January 2024


Happy New Year! It’s January, and we’ve got a lot happening at the Cello Museum. Here is a preview of what we’ve got planned this month (note: our volunteer staff will return on 8 January).

Simple Gifts Cello Project

Simple Gifts Project

Cellists of all levels (from beginners through professionals) are invited to participate in our Simple Gifts video project.

There is no fee to participate, but we suggest that everyone who takes part donates directly to Rise Against Hunger. Gather your friends and family together in a team to support your participation in the project through donations to Rise Against Hunger.

Videos are due by 16 January 2024.

Get all the information here. If you have questions, please send us a message.

New York Women Composers Spotlight: Stefania de Kenessey

NYWC Spotlight Stefania de Kenessey MICROVIDS for cello and piano

In the second week of every month, we showcase one member of the New York Women Composers (NYWC) who has composed music for the cello.  This month we are featuring Stefania de Kenessey and her work, Microvids, for cello and piano.

Catch up on the other articles in the series.

Erica’s Cello Chair Recommendations

Erica’s Cello Chair Recommendations

Searching for the perfect cello chair? This month Erica discusses factors to consider when choosing your cello chair and gives us her suggestions. Have your own favorite? Let us know, and be sure to tell us why. Have cello chair questions? Please get in touch.

The Latest News from Dr. Yuriy Leonovich

Yuriy Leonovich

Dr. Yuriy Leonovich

It’s a new year and time to check in with cellist and scholar, Dr. Yuriy Leonovich. Later this month, read our interview with him to learn about his latest discoveries and publications. In the meantime, you can check out our previous interview here and his Cello Museum articles here.

Postcards from Erica

Postcards from Erica January 2024

Erica Lessie will send us the tenth installment in her series featuring unaccompanied cello works by Hispanic and Latino/Latina composers in the last week of January. While you wait, you can explore her postcards highlighting works by Black composers, her series spotlighting women composers, or revisit all of her postcards.

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