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Curator’s Corner: June 2022

June at the Cello Museum

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

June 2022 Curator's Corner

Thank you for joining us at the Cello Museum. It’s June, and we’ve got a very busy month ahead, including launching our Founders Campaign.

New York Women Composers Spotlight: Faye-Ellen Silverman

NYWC Spotlight June 2022 Faye-Ellen Silverman Translations for violin and cello

Every month we celebrate women composers through our collaboration with the New York Women Composers (NYWC). In the second week of June 2022, we feature composer Faye-Ellen Silverman and her work for violin and cello, “Translations.”

Don’t miss the other articles in the series.

The Bow – Part Five: English Bow Making (Almost) Passes Away

Bow Making an endangered profession?

Later this month, we pick up our bow history series by our cello bow specialist, Andrew Bellis, with Part Five. Refresh your memory by re-reading the previous parts. This time, Andrew writes about how bow making came to be on the 2021 UK Heritage Crafts Association’s “Red List” of endangered crafts.

A More Approachable Reger Cello Sonata

Max Reger Cello Sonata No 2 Op 28

In June, we are excited to continue our series by Dr. Peter Swanson about German composer Max Reger (19 March 1873 – 11 May 1916) with an article about Reger’s second sonata, Opus 28. He tells us that

“For the cellist wanting to dive into Reger’s works for cello and piano, this may serve as a perfect starting point.”

Check out Dr. Swanson’s first installment of his Reger series here.

Postcards from Erica – Unaccompanied Cello Works by Black Composers Series

June 2022 Postcards from Erica

Erica Lessie will send us another installment in her series of postcards featuring unaccompanied cello works by Black composers. Check out her previous postcards here.

Are you interested in having your piece featured in this or a future series? Please get in touch with us – we’d be happy to hear from you.

Ukrainian National Anthem Cello Project in The Strad

Anthem Project in The Strad Print Edition

We were honored to learn the Cello Museum’s heartfelt musical message of global peace, the Ukrainian National Anthem Cello Project video, was featured in the June print edition of The Strad and an article online.

We’ve also had some lovely videos from other groups playing the Ukrainian National Anthem that we’ll be sharing soon.

The video will continue to be available on the Cello Museum’s YouTube channel, so please share the information across your networks to help amplify this call for peace (and to listen to a truly lovely piece of music with a moving personal story). If you haven’t read it yet, we encourage you to read the story of Ukrainian cellist, Vlad Primakov, and donate to a charity supporting those affected as you are able. Thank you.

(Classic FM, we’d love it if you shared our video, too, so this message of peace from cellists around the world can reach even more people…)

Enter Our Catherine Black Online Cello Course Giveaway

Catherine Black Cello Courses Giveaway

To accompany last month’s interview, Catherine Black is giving away two free online cello courses! In addition, the Cello Museum is giving away a T-shirt to each winner and a sticker to each runner-up. We held the first prize drawing on 18 May, but there’s still time to enter for a chance to win a place in the Online Timeline Series course in June.

  • Prize drawing on 17 June 2022
    1. One winner will receive a free pass to the Online Timeline Series class on 25 June 2022, plus a Living That Cello Life T-shirt.
    2. Two runners-up will each receive a Living That Cello Life sticker.

Course winners may choose a date later in 2022 if they cannot attend the course they’ve won.

Catherine Black Online Cello Course Giveaway

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