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Online Cello Events – January 2024

Looking for online cello programs and events? Look no further. Updated 19 January 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.

Cello Museum Simple Gifts Video Project

Still accepting video submissions

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

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 teachers 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

9 January | 7:30 PM GMT

Anastasia Kobekina cello; Cédric Tiberghien piano

Online Cello Events – January 2024

Anastasia Kobekina photo ©Julia Altukhova Cédric Tiberghien photo ©Frances Marshall



      • Deuxième livre de pièces de viole


      • Couplets de folies (Les folies d’Espagne) (arranged by Alexandre Tharaud, Jean-Guihen Queyras)


Watch the livestream at this link.

31 January | 7:30 PM CST

Present Music Presents: Cello Cello

Online Cello Events – January 2024

This concert features two World Premieres. ‘Cellist and composer Paul Wiancko of the prestigious Kronos Quartet has written a brand new work for Present Music, and will perform some of his other compositions, including American Haiku, When the Night, and Closed Universe. Pamela Z performs her solo works for voice and an array of electronics, and contributes another World Premiere to the program, Raise, a stirring tribute to the people who raised us, written for ‘cellist Nick Photinos (founding member of 8th Blackbird) and three additional cellists, plus voice samples and multi-media. Is the plural of cello “cellos” or “celli”? We say Cello Cello!

Online Programs and Events

5 January | 11:00 AM PT

Profile of a Legend: A Conversation with Steven Isserlis

Online Cello Events – January 2024

Get to know one of the true living cello legends in this tonebase exclusive conversation. Steven Isserlis, who has been at the forefront of musicians for decades, will join tonebase Cello Lead Daniel Lelchuk in an in-depth, wide-ranging conversation about the world of music and Isserlis’s unique approach to his art. A rare interview for one of classical music’s most beloved figures, this is a live stream not to be missed.

Watch this must-watch livestream on January 5th, 11 am PT by starting your 14-day free trial!

13 January 2024 | 6:00 PM-8:15 PM GMT

All About My Bow – Cellist Catherine Black

All About My Bow

From the Cello Courses website:

In 2024 All About My Bow will be going, occasionally, to more advanced pieces in our repertoire. I feel that Mendelssohn’s Song Without Words, Vocalise by Rachmaninov, The Swan and Waldesruhe by Dvorak are not so long that we can’t explore their essence so you can develop them further. I will make special announcements for these. Meanwhile, the journey continues on Saturdays (dates below). All About My Bow is for more experienced and advanced players.

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

Fee: £35 per class

21 January 2024 | 8-10 PM EST

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.


The Credo Music 2023-24 Master Class Series. continues THIS SUNDAY, January 21st, at 8pm EST with Amos Yang. We welcome you to attend the classes free via livestream.

28 January 2024, 3:00-4:30 PM EST

CelloChat: Malcom Parsons – How to Practice Scales for Improvising

Online Cello Events – January 2024

This free CelloBello CelloChat can be viewed 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.

24 February 2024 | 10 AM – 8 PM EST

2024 Virtual New Directions Cello Festival

Online Cello Events – January 2024

Featuring workshops and performances by:

Guillaume Latil (France)

Margarida Mariño (Spain)

Ken James Kubota (US)

Justyna Jablonska (UK)

Raphael Weinroth-Browne (Canada)


Saturday, February 24th

(All times listed are Eastern Standard Time)

*All workshops will be either preceded or followed with a performance by the artist

10:00-11:15 AM

Margarida Mariño

Loop-Based Composition for Cello: Structures, Textures and Effects

11:30 AM-12:45 PM

Guillaume Latil

Approaching the Tonal Language of Jazz on Cello

1:00-2:15 PM

Justyna Jablowska

Incorporating Carnatic Influences into Improvisation and Loop-based Composition

2:15-3:30 PM


3:30-4:45 PM

Ken James Kubota

Fingerstyle Cello: Approaches to Chordal Playing and Right Hand Pizzicato Techniques

5:00-6:15 PM

Raphael Weinroth-Browne

The Cello as a Rhythmic Instrument: Techniques and Strategies for Creating Compelling Solo Cello Compositions


Since 1995, the New Directions Cello Festival has provided an international forum for the exchange of music and ideas for creative and alternative cellists of all ages, levels and backgrounds. With a “big tent” ethos, New Directions embraces all styles of music, particularly those not commonly taught at conservatories and music schools and especially those that incorporate improvisation. Cellist participants come from all over the US and abroad for a weekend of workshops, concerts, panels and jam sessions with some of the most innovative cellists working today.

Since its inception at New York City’s Knitting Factory, the annual festival has presented a veritable who’s who of creative cellists in New York City, Boston, Connecticut, Wisconsin, California, Cologne, Germany, Ithaca, NY, and now Northampton, MA. Over 100 cellists and their groups have graced the stages of the festival over the years including David Darling, Eugene Friesen, David Baker, Mark Summer, Tomeka Reid, Zoë Keating, Vincent Courtois, Mike Block, Leyla McCalla, Seth Parker Woods, Stephan Braun, Nathalie Haas, Andrew Yee, Zachary Brown, Ben Sollee, Vincent Segal, Jaques Morelenbaum, Stephen Katz, Ernst Reijseger, David Eyges, Akua Dixon, Rushad Eggleston, Rufus Cappodocia, Jane Scarpantoni, Chris White, Erik Friedlander, Jake Charkey, Jeremy Harman, Dawn Avery and Robert Een and many others.


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.

  • 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.