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Online Cello Events – December 2023

Looking for online cello programs and events? Look no further. Updated 16 December 2023.

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.

Cello Museum Simple Gifts Video Project

Open now through 16 January

Simple Gifts Project

Cellists of all levels (from beginners through professionals) are invited to participate by sending a video performance of one of the parts of our arrangement of the traditional Shaker tune, “Simple Gifts.” We will combine these videos to make a virtual, international cello orchestra performance of “Simple Gifts” for the final video.

There is no fee to participate, but we suggest that everyone who takes part donates directly to Rise Against Hunger. Please gather your friends and family together in a team to support your participation in the project through donations to Rise Against Hunger. Who will raise the most to turn cello music into meals?

Get Instructions and Sheet Music Here

Register for the Project and Donate Here

Online Concerts

6 December | 4:00-5:00 PM EST

Music & Morsels: Musical Memories for Harp & Cello

Online Cello Events – December 2023

Don’t miss the return of special guest artists – harpist Lily Press and cellist Simon Linn-Gerstein – who offer another beautiful program including:

  • Granville Bantock: Pibroch
  • Claude Debussy: Cello Sonata
  • Anthony R. Green …and suddenly, it appeared…
  • Max Bruch: Kol Nidrei
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: “Coffee” from The Nutcracker

Save! Get “Early Bird” pricing before Dec 4th.

Tickets are $12.50-$15.

Online Programs and Events

2 December 2023 (Saturday) | 6:00 PM-8:15 PM GMT

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: £25 per class

4-8 December | 11 AM PST

Cello Freedom Masterclass: Holiday Edition

Online Cello Events – December 2023


Introducing the free 5 Day Cello Freedom Masterclass: Holiday Edition

Feel Better – Play Better

Competence + Confidence

Tools, techniques and the mindset for creating the musical life that you really want

+ Improvisational study to become a deeper, more well rounded cellist

Find more information and sign up for this free event at this link.

9 December | 6:00 PM-8:15 PM GMT

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.

21 December

The Elves and the Cello Maker, an Audio Play by Cellist Zlatomir Fung

Online Cello Events - December 2023

The Elves and the Cello Maker will be on WQXR’s Artist Propulsion Lab podcast stream on December 21.

27-31 December

San Diego Suzuki Institute Online Suzuki Teacher Workshop

Cello Unit 3  $450.00
December 27 – December 31

Taught by Alice Ann O’Neill

This course is 15 hours with 8 hours of observation time.

Tues Dec 27 1-5:30 pm Eastern Time
Wed Dec 28 1-5:30 pm Eastern Time
Thurs Dec 29 1-5:30 pm Eastern Time
Fri Dec 30 1-5:30 pm Eastern Time
Sat Dec 31 12-3:30 pm Eastern Time + individual meetings

  • Cello Unit 2

Register here.

21 January, 2024 | 8 PM EST (Application Deadline 1 January, 2024)

Credo Music Masterclass # 6 Amos Yang, cello

Online Cello Events – October 2023


Launched during Covid, but presenting continuing value, the Credo Music Master Class Series gathers some of our country’s best professors and performers. Master teachers will offer their valuable skills and insight in a series of LIVE, interactive Zoom master classes with accomplished young string players like YOU. This is a great way to expand your technical understanding, to receive inspiring insight on interpretation, and to get to know the teaching styles of major pedagogues.


These classes will be streamed for FREE. If you are not performing for a class, but would like to view the livestream, please register to receive the Zoom link here.


  • Spots are limited. There is no application or performance fee.

  • Applicants who wish to be considered as a performer must submit a 5-minute video of what you consider your best solo playing (include a YouTube link with your application).

The application deadline is January 1, 2024. Email Credo Artistic Director Peter Slowik ( with any questions.

22-26 January, 2024 | 11:00-11:50 AM PST (Registration deadline 20 December)

The Bach Prelude Cello Camp

Online Cello Events – December 2023


Bow Distribution

We will be working on bow mapping so that you never run out of bow and so that you don’t sound scratchy, tinny or choked. Yesss!.

Bow Changes

We will be studying the figure 8 bow technique to make smooth, clean and precise bow changes for lovely musical lines. Yesss!

String Crossings

We will be working on even and musical phrasings as we move from string to string. Yesss!


 A Five Day Bach Cello Camp Adventure in January at 11am PST each day…

online with the Cello Guru.

January 22-26, 2024 +  bonus weekend Studio Class Sessions

Carts are now open.

Carts close December 20, 2023 at noon.

Get in now!

This is an online event on zoom.

Tuition for this course is $97. Register here.

29 January, 2024, 18 March 2024 | 7:30 PM EST

In the Practice Room

Online Cello Events – October 2023

The Lineup for the 2023-2024 Stetson Cello Studio “In the Practice Room” Series is in! 🔥

These sessions will take place online for FREE, open to anyone interested in improving the quality of their practicing.

– Paul Katz (New England Conservatory) October 9, 2023

– Tommy Mesa (International Soloist) November 20, 2023

– Laurence Lesser (New England Conservatory) January 29, 2024

– Francisco Vila (International Soloist) March 18, 2024

Register for any of these events at no charge.


The Cello Guild – Cello Courses

The Cello Guild

New classes coming this month 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.

  • 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

Please see Wigmore Hall’s Video Library of Past Livestreams

Wigmore Hall Video Library

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.