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Online Cello Events – April 2024

Looking for online cello programs and events? Look no further. Updated 29 March 2024.

Welcome to our monthly listings of events. We update the listings as we receive more event information, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back often. Want to have your online cello program listed for free? Contact us today.


Featured Summer Program

Bethany Beach Cellofest 2024

9-16 June
Bethany Beach Cellofest 2024
Discover our unique beach cello course, specially designed for adults, featuring instruction by Professor Jennifer Kloetzel, Erica Lessie, and Brenda Neece. Perfect for educators and amateurs, it offers a blend of ensemble playing, works by women composers, and morning wellness sessions. Enjoy a mix of intensive (but non-competitive) learning and relaxed beach time with family in a picturesque setting.

Mark your calendar. Registration opens soon at the Cello Guild.

Online Concerts

30 March | noon PDT

Cello Recital at Presidio Chapel by Cellist August Lee and Pianist Hyunji Park

Online Cello Events - March 2024

Bach, Beethoven and Brahms:

  • Bach’s Siciliano from Sonata No. 2 in Eb major
  • Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No. 4 in C major
  • Brahms’s Cello Sonata Op. 38 No. 1 in E minor

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30 March | 8 PM CST

Live from Jones Hall: Romeo and Juliet + Dvorak Cello Concerto

Online Cello Events – April 2024

LIVE and archived 72 hours VIDEO from Houston. Brinton Smith plays the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Houston Symphony on Saturday, March 30.Times 8pm CT, 9 ET, 6 Pacific. On Sunday 1am London, 2 CET 9am Beijing, 10am Tokyo, Noon Sydney, 2pm NZ. Get ticket HERE:
Houston Symphony Xian Zhang+Brinton Smith
D. CHANG Northern Star
DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto
PROKOFIEV Selections from Romeo and Juliet

Livestream tickets are $20.

13 April | 8 PM EST

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Tchaikovsky and Dvorak Cello Concerto

Online Cello Events – April 2024

Brilliant works by Lili Boulanger, the first woman to win the prestigious Prix de Rome composition prize, leave a stunning first impression. DSO Principal Cello Wei Yu stars in the elegance of Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme and Dvořák’s signature talent for big, boisterous melodies shines throughout his Sixth Symphony. Leading the way, trailblazing South Korean conductor Shiyeon Sung makes her Orchestra Hall debut.

Livestream tickets are available for purchase here.

Online Programs and Events

15 March – 7 July

Suzuki Teacher Training – Book 1

Online Suzuki teacher training is available at this link. Check the website for tuition and schedule details.

3-6 April

CelloWercken Zutphen

Online Cello Events – February 2024

Are you a composer and would you like to join our course from 3 – 6 April ’24? From anywhere in the world you can join us online – for free! Of course we also welcome composers and cellists in Zutphen (NL). We are happy to provide a host family for pleasant stay and all your meals. In that case we offer the classes for €150,- (composers) or €500,- (cellists).
We still have some spots left, please contact us if you are interested! On our website and the link in the bio you will find all further details.
This course you will be accompanied by Xiaoyong Chen (compositon), Joachim Eijlander (cello), Alfian Emir Adytia (cello, composition and sound artist) and Jeroen den Herder (cello). who will all be present in Zutphen.
This Research Retreat we focus on the exhibition of Ruthi Helbitz Cohen at Dat Bolwerck, home of our Academy. The key to her work is the female body. The retreat includes 2 performances for an audience.
In this course composers and cellists work together. Together with the artist, the composers explore the backgrounds of the subject. Subsequently, they incorporate their inspiration into contemporary compositions, which they share with the participating cellists. Throughout the retreat, the work and performance are refined, and finally, all elements come together in a public performance…
This retreat is open to Master, Post Master and young professionals. Are you a high-level bachelor student? Sometimes we make exceptions, so please contact us if you are interested.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if the contribution poses a financial challenge for you. In some cases, we can offer scholarships.

6 April

CelloChat: Terry King – What Piatigorsky Passed Along and What Remains

Online Cello Events – April 2024

Grammy®-nominated cellist Terry King, acclaimed as “A wonderful cellist”…”a master player” …”a master technician”… Following his debut, The New York Times proclaimed that his playing “could not be faulted…playing with relish and technical aplomb.”

As a protégé of the legendary Gregor Piatigorsky, he served as his assistant in the famed master classes at the University of Southern California. King wrote a highly praised biography Gregor Piatigorsky: The Life and Career of the Virtuoso Cellist (McFarland, 2010)

King is a devoted teacher – with students placed worldwide in orchestras and in the teaching profession – as well as a unique cellist, chamber musician and conductor. Among his students is Gold Medalist in the XIII Tchaikovsky Competition Sergey Antonov. King is the first American teacher of a Tchaikovsky competition Gold Medalist in cello.

View this free livestream here.

11-14 April

Fiddle Hell

Registration is OPEN for Fiddle Hell Online, April 11-14, 2024 and here’s the schedule.  Discounts & giveaways (including a vintage lion-head fiddle, concert tix, strings, online lessons, CDs & books) for early bird signups!

The sixth Fiddle Hell Online will be on April 11-14, 2024, with replays of all sessions for 4 months. There will be 170 live workshops to learn from, 25 live concerts to enjoy, and 25 live jam sessions to join on Zoom, for fiddle, mandolin, cello, guitar, banjo, & singing. Other instruments and listeners are welcome, too. Fiddle Hell instructors — experienced & supportive teachers, and wonderful & inspiring players — will cover Bluegrass, Blues, Cajun, Cape Breton, East European, Electric, Irish, Jazz, Jazz Manouche, Klezmer, Latin, Mexican, New Acoustic, New England, Old-Time Southern, Québécois, Scandinavian, Scottish, and Swing styles. Historical and technical workshops will be on the program in addition to tune and style learning. Workshops and jams are designed for Beginners, Low Intermediates, High Intermediates, and Advanced players, although you can attend or replay any sessions you like.

Fiddle Hell Online’s inspiring and incredible sessions are a great value for players and listeners. 
Attending FHO is not only an amazing experience, it’s a way for you to support and connect with these wonderful instructors and performers. Attendees have said that their broad opportunities for learning (tunes, styles, instruments, techniques), gains in musical inspiration, and renewed connections with the community are priceless! Discounts are always provided for seniors and young musicians, and there are further discounts and many giveaways (books, lessons, CDs, a beautiful vintage fiddle, and free workshops) for early bird signups. Scholarships based on financial need are available.

27 April | 6.00 PM–8.15 PM BST

Bow Primer “Your Tool Kit” – Cellist Catherine Black

All About My Bow - Your Toolkit

The new Your Tool Kit is a slower, more in-depth and microscopic look at technique that works for newer players and more advanced cellists. Having said this, we all have holes in our knowledge, so you may want to join this too. As well as technical depth, I will follow up with music for you to put our work into practice, so you have time to cook the ideas and see it all make sense.

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

Fee: £35 per class

Click here to register and get more information.

4 May | 6:00 PM-8:15 PM BST

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 (waiting room opens at 5.45 PM for tuning)

Fee: £30 per class

17 May 10 AM – 1 PM CDT

Developing Musicianship Fundamentals in Suzuki Group Lessons

Online Cello Events – March 2024

This hybrid course is available either in person or online. Registration is $75.


The Cello Guild – Cello Courses

The Cello Guild

New classes coming soon include an 8-week seminar on Bach Suite No. 1 and a cello “tune-up” and goal-setting session. Sign up for our mailing list to receive full details when these classes are launched.

  • Move & Breathe – by Dr. Jimmy Brennan (asynchronous course coming soon)
  • Bethany Beach Cellofest – with Jennifer Kloetzel
  • An Introduction to the Celtic Cello – by Clíodhna Ní Aodáin
  • Making a Goritzki Bow Foam – by Nancy Green
  • Cello Geography: Mapping the Fingerboard – by Jonathan Simmons
  • Fret Not, Dear Cellist – Venturing Beyond First: 2nd and 4th Positions – by Erica Lessie
  • Fret Not, Dear Cellist – Moving on Up: 5th and 6th Positions – by Erica Lessie

Go to the Cello Guild.

Cello Discovery – Yes, You CAN Learn to Play the Cello Online

Carolyn Hagler - Cello Discovery
Created by cellist and pedagogue Carolyn Hagler, this program is excellent for beginning and intermediate students wanting to learn online. Innovative and regularly updated, this program impressed Cello Museum team members.

Sign up for Cello Discovery here.

Trad Cello – Tunes and Techniques with Natalie Haas

Online Cello Events – 16 December

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 Cello Events – 16 December

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

Previous Events Still Available

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Wigmore Hall Video Library

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