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Online Cello Events – November 2023

Looking for online cello programs and events? Look no further. Updated 8 November 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 Cello Project

Open now through 1 December

Simple Gifts Project for Rise Against Hunger

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?

Register for the Project and Donate Here

Get Instructions and Sheet Music Here

Online Concerts

 1 November | 7:30 PM EDT (available through 8 November)

EMW: Itzkoff/Warner Duo

Online Cello Events – October 2023


Robert Warner, Harpsichord

Coleman Itzkoff, Cello


This program is a recast from October 2020.

Prelude, BWV 999

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Arranged, Itzkoff


Sonata in G major, G.5

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)


Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)


Cello Sonata No. 1 in D minor

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)


Gamba Sonata No.1 in G major, BWV 1027

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Performance Times

The performance premieres on November 1st at 7:30 PM and is available on demand for a week.

Get tickets to this free event here.

20 November | 1 PM GMT

Wigmore Hall – Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello

Online Cello Events – November 2023

Photo: Artūrs Kondrāts



      • Partita for solo cello Op. 31


      • Lento

      • Vivo

      • Adagio

      • Allegro moderato


Music for solo cello by one of today’s leading exponents of the instrument, including works by the Turkish composer Ahmet Adnan Saygun (1907-91), described in his Times obituary as ‘the grand old man of Turkish music, who was to his country what Jean Sibelius is to Finland, what Manuel de Falla is to Spain, and what Béla Bartók is to Hungary’.

Online Programs and Events

11 November | 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: £35 per class

Click here to register and get more information.

17 November | 5 PM CST

CelloChat with Dr. Elliot Yang

Online Cello Events – November 2023

This free Cello Chat can be viewed via Facebook livestream at this link.

19 November | 2:00-3:30 PM EST

CelloChat with Hai-Ye Ni: How to Take an Orchestra Audition & Life After Audition

Online Cello Events – November 2023

Hai-Ye Ni joined The Philadelphia Orchestra as principal cello at the beginning of the 2006–07 season after having served as associate principal cello of the New York Philharmonic since 1999. During the 2010–11 season she was featured on a Philadelphia Orchestra concert as soloist in Tan Dun’s The Map, Concerto for Cello, Video, and Orchestra. She made her solo debut with the Orchestra in January 2010 in Saint-Saens’s Cello Concerto No. 1. She first came into prominence after her critically praised New York debut at Alice Tully Hall in 1991, a result of her winning first prize at the Naumburg International Cello Competition.

Stream this free event here.

20 November, 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.

26 November | 3:00-4:30 PM EST

CelloChat: Leland Ko – Between Confidence and Self-Doubt

Online Cello Events – November 2023

Leland Philip Ko (1998- ) is the kind of person who’s always had an overflow of energy. His restlessness has led him to various callings, from competitive tennis and distance running to calligraphy and origami, but so far he’s found that making music with and for others — and the process that goes into that — are the things that best focus his mind, and that this restlessness is what gives him an almost stubborn desire to experience something with his audiences and colleagues every time he walks out on stage. Though he has chosen to dedicate himself to classical music, he does his best to remember and live by a former mentor’s advice that music is about life, not the other way around.

Stream this free event here.

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 – November 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.

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.


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.