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Online Cello Events – 29 July

Become a Cello Museum Founder!

Founders Campaign


  • $5 – Pau Casals Coloring Page
  • $25 – Professionally digitally restored photograph of Pau Casals ready to print.
  • $100 – Name on Founders Cello. This is the first level where you are considered a Cello Museum Founder.
  • $250 – Founders T-Shirt or Mug + Name on Founders Cello
  • $500 – Phone Case (iPhone or Samsung) or Athletic Shorts (or Swim Trunks) + Name on Founders Cello
  • $1,000 – Packable Jacket or Concert Lawn Blanket + Name on Founders Cello
  • $2,500 – A 90-minute Zoom Lecture/Recital by Erica Lessie and Brenda Neece + Your Choice of Previous Perks + Name on Founders Cello
  • $10,000 – A 20″ x 24” Mixed Media Portrait (like the one of Jeremy Montagu) + Your Choice of Previous Museum Shop Perks + Name on Founders Cello

The Cello Guild Courses

The Cello Guild

Asynchronous Summer Guild Classes

For a limited time: Sign up now and get a free Cello Guild T-Shirt! Sign up today, and classes will be available starting in August.

This summer, the Cello Guild is offering four courses designed especially for adult cello students in a series taught by our very own Erica Lessie (of Postcards from Erica) called “Fret Not, Dear Cellist.”

These courses cover cello positions, and asynchronous classes are available starting in August.

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Online Concerts

3 August 11 AM EDT

Cheng² Duo – cello and piano duo

Online Cello Events – 29 July

Chamberfest is thrilled to once again host Ottawa’s own Cheng2 Duo. Siblings Bryan and Silvie Cheng present a program featuring Pärt’s mesmerizing Fratres, Piazzolla’s inspired Le Grand Tango, and Brahms’ powerful Cello Sonata No. 1. This performance follows hot on the heels of Bryan’s major success as a prize-winner at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in June 2022.

  • Cheng² Duo cello and piano duo
    • Bryan Cheng | cello
    • Silvie Cheng | piano

Arvo Pärt (b. 1935) | Fratres

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) | Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op.38

Toshiro Mayuzumi (1929 – 1997) | Bunraku for Solo Cello

Astor Piazzolla (1921 – 1992) | Le Grand Tango

Livestream tickets are $20.

Online Programs and Events

1-5 August

2022 Iconnect Program

Online Cello Events – 22 April

Virtual Program:

August 1st–5th, 2022

Minimum Level: Intermediate (Breval Sonata in C Major, Op. 40 or equivalent).

There is no maximum level, and advanced students are welcome.

Platform: Zoom

Tuition: $150

The virtual iConnect experience will include daily private lessons with ICI staff instructors, group classes, and a masterclass with a guest clinician. Additionally, students will have complimentary access to livestream broadcasts of ICI masterclasses and recitals presented by world-class cellists, and opportunities for online social interaction and mentorship with older ICI students.

Click here for more information and to apply.

1-7 August 2022


Online Cello Events – 11 February

The 4th WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2022 in London invites you to the CELLO ACADEMY Online Summer Cello Master Classes via Zoom / Skype.

Individual Online Cello Lessons will take place daily from Monday 1st August till Sunday 7th August 2022 @ cca 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (cca 55 minutes slots), online via Zoom or Skype.



Book your One-to-One Cello OnLine Summer Course now (limited number of accepted students). It includes FINAL online performance meeting.

All ages (4-99), levels (Initial Grade, Grades 1-8) and abilities (beginner, student, advanced) are welcome!

For more details follow #WFCF22 @WalhamForestCelloFest, book your course and visit

2 August 5 PM EDT

Masterclass with Amit Peled

Online Cello Events – 29 July

International String Mastercourse – Masterclass with Amit Peled (USA-Israel), cello

Watch live here.

8 August 16:00 BST

Planning your Performance Webinar

Online Cello Events – 29 July

Take an in-depth look at what makes a successful musical performance with ABRSM’s Chief Examiner, John Holmes.

In this interactive session, we will cover:

• The essential characteristics of performance

• Thoughts and ideas about how to devise an effective programme

• Key things to consider when choosing repertoire for a Performance Grade

• The order in which pieces are performed, including ideas from three teachers

• The marking criteria in greater depth, particularly how the ‘Performance as a Whole’ is assessed

You will leave with plenty of ideas and practical tips to help you plan an effective programme for a successful musical performance.

If you can’t attend this event, stay tuned for further updates as we will be repeating this webinar in the coming months.

Book your free place today!

Register to attend here.

17 September, 10 December

Online Timeline Series – Cellist Catherine Black

Unsung Heroes Online timeline series

We all want to be as rounded a musician as possible and that’s a pretty big ask. We all have our preferences, and the groups & orchestras we play in, take us down certain paths which enrich and educate us, but sometimes we find a hole in our knowledge!

The Online Time Line Series has really found a place in your lives. Join us to learn more about a remarkable piece of music, its composer, an era, its style that may otherwise have passed you by. Musical architecture, polyphony, phrasing, the place of music in society are all a part of this quest for a better understanding and roundedness.

We will play, discuss & explore from your – the player’s point of view – a particular piece of music from the wide library of Unsung Heroes Cello Ensemble scores. These now range from Josquin and John Taverner (1490–1545), through to Tchaikovsky & Elgar and far into the twentieth century.

Though there are some restrictions online, we can all play using the mute button, though not as a group. This is an exciting opportunity for players to have the chance to play as many parts as they wish as we play together.

You may want to bring a notebook too and I do send out further notes to help you continue the development after the class. I see this as a massive opportunity for us to do detailed work that really moves you on, because we have these apparent restrictions.

Just a thought: you may think a particular composer, (say Josquin for instance) isn’t for you. Don’t rule things out too easily as all these people, whose music I want to share with you, have so much light to shine for us. As cellists, there is so much music we miss because we have so much already written for us. This is an opportunity that I personally have loved developing.

Your score is sent to you on booking your place and there are 15 places per class so we keep the lesson small, detailed and personal.

Do look at all the parts if you can, so you get under the skin of the music.

Venue: Zoom

Fee: £25 per class

22 October, 3 December 2022 | 6:00 PM–8:15 PM GMT

All About My Bow – Cellist Catherine Black

All About My Bow

Our bow is our voice. We want it to breathe, speak, dance, sing and emote. This is an infinite subject but we do need to start somewhere! I feel we learn best with clear explanation, demonstration, focus and experimentation.

We will explore in varied ways, how our bow use can become increasingly natural to us – to become truly, an extension of your arm and hand. In going slowly and in detail, you will more truly find your own voice and feel able to express yourself more fully and authentically as a cellist & musician.

This series will build your understanding in stages. Some classes may be repeated too.

The instrument we play is large and physical and we need to know how to use energy well and understand movement because sound follows the movement.

I will send you materials for the class ahead of the day and then afterwards I will send documents that help you consolidate and develop our work. The groups will be small enough that we will be able to work individually too to check things are understood.

Venue: Zoom (waiting room opens at 5.45 PM for tuning)

Fee: £30 per class

Click here to register and get more information.


Trad Cello – Tunes and Techniques with Natalie Haas

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 23 April

Let Natalie Haas teach you some tricks of the trade as well as some great melodies!

Natalie is one of the most sought after cellists playing traditional music today. She and Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser have toured as a duo for twenty years, wowing audiences at festivals and concerts worldwide with their unique sound.

In this series she will teach some bowing techniques when accompanying melody players before moving on to chords and arranging, finishing with some melodies that sit well on the cello.

Although this series is aimed at the cellist, many of the skills and techniques will sit as comfortably on any string instrument.

Click here to learn about membership options.

Win a Year of Free Lessons!

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

Enter a drawing for a year of free lessons via video exchange with cellist Mike Block. Click here to enter.

Previous Events Still Available

Recording Available Following 14 July

WRTI Presents ASTRAL: Cellist Thomas Mesa


Online Cello Events – 15 July

Growing up in Miami, Florida, Thomas Mesa dreamed of playing the drums, then unexpectedly fell in love with the (nearly human) sound of the cello. As part of our video series, WRTI Presents Astral, this Cuban-American Astral artist recently visited the WRTI Performance Studio and played three works that use the cello’s unique voice to respond to the pandemic and social turmoil.

You can hear in the music the range of emotions arising from the isolation of the lockdown: the frustration, loneliness, and yet, a sense of hope. “I wanted to have composers have an outlet to express what they were going through,” says Thomas, who commissioned each of these works during the first months of the pandemic.

Watch the event here.

Your Turn

In the comments below, let us know about your favorite online events and concerts. Have an event or concert you’d like listed? Please get in touch.