Below are upcoming online events. Be sure to click on the source link for exact details of times, time zones, and ticket prices.
12 November 12:30 PM EST
The Don Wright Faculty of Music Fridays @ 12:30 Concert Series – Petya Stavreva, piano, and Amahl Arulanandam, cello
Please join us live online as we continue our proud tradition of sharing music with the community.
The Don Wright Faculty of Music Fridays @ 12:30 Concert Series continues with “Britten and Brahms Cello Sonatas”, featuring alumna Petya Stravreva (sic), piano, and Amahl Arulanandam, cello, performing celebrated works of the classical cello canon from Britten (Sonata for Cello and Piano, op. 65) and Brahms (Sonata for Cello and Piano no. 2, op. 99).
To access this event and to view the planned schedule of all upcoming livestream events visit https://music.uwo.ca/events/livestream.
The program features works by Britten and Brahms. View the full program here.
14 November (recording available one week following the performance)
Concordia Chamber Players
We will be offering online access to our concerts this season. Through our digital format last year, we were able to reach many new friends across the country, so if you can’t make it, or feel uncomfortable attending live concerts, you will be able to enjoy the performances on our website.
A password will be emailed to digital subscribers to gain access prior to the first concert broadcast. Concerts will air one week after the live event and will remain on our website throughout the season. Online access to the concerts will be available at no extra cost to all in-person ticket holders.
November 14, 2021
Trinity Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA
Suite for cello and harp | Lou Harrison
Trio for violin, cello and harp | Henriette Renié
Trio for violin, cello and harp | Jacques Ibert
Click here for ticket information.
17 November 7 PM AEDT
Chris Howlett – Simply Bach
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 7:00PM (AEDT)
Streamed live from the Athenaeum 1, Melbourne.
Digital Ticket: $20 (direct to artist) plus a $4 charge for credit card fees and streaming costs.
Live Studio Audience Tickets: This concert has a live studio audience, please click here to purchase
All digital tickets come with 72-hour viewing starting from the morning after the concert. Simply log in and go to your My Tickets folder in the top menu to watch the recording.
21 November 3 PM EST
Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition Winner – Julien Siino – cello
This Canadian cellist will perform with pianist Edward Liddall and feature Sonia Eckhardt-Gramatté’s Duo Concertante. So exciting!
About this event
Egré Competition 2021 Winner – Julien Siino – cello
Canadian cellist Julien Siino obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance with Leslie Snider at the Quebec Conservatory of Music. He then continued his studies in Europe at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag (Holland Scholarship) and the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris. His principal teachers have been Morag Northey, Leslie Snider, Michel Strauss, Jan-Ype Nota, Guillaume Paoletti and Bruno Cocset. He has won First Prize at various competitions, including the International Agustin Aponte Competition (Spain), the Canadian Music Competition, and the Petit Mozart Audi Sainte-Foy competition (Canada). As a soloist, chamber musician, and member of orchestras such as the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, the Orchestra of the Americas, the Collegium Musicum Schloss Pommersfelden (Germany) and the Nationaal Jeugd Orkest (Netherlands), he has performed in great North American and European concerts halls. He is also regularly invited to perform with the Violons du Roy, Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio-France and Orchestre national de Montpellier. He plays on a cello made in Paris by Auguste Sébastien Bernardel in 1838 with a bow by Victor François Fétique generously loaned to him by Canimex Inc. He is currently Artist in Residence at the Academy of the Paris National Opera and the Académie musicale Philippe Jaroussky.
21 November 3 PM EST
STICK&BOW: MARIMBA AND CELLO
This is the 3rd and final online concert in the BCA’s Fall 2021 concert series. This is a ticketed event. Ticketholders will receive a private concert link via email on the day of the concert. Tickets are $10; additional donations are welcomed. Tickets may be purchased anytime until noon on November 21, 2021.
Stick&Bow, “the trailblazing Montreal duo that plays everything from Bach to Radiohead” (CBC Music), unites marimba player Krystina Marcoux and cellist Juan Sebastian Delgado. Classically trained musicians, they present a wide spectrum of musical styles featuring original arrangements of some of the most celebrated works in history. Stick&Bow is also strongly committed to the music of our time, commissioning works that are daring yet accessible from composers such as Luis Naon, Camille Pépin, Luna Pearl Woolf, among others.
Stick&Bow’s critically acclaimed debut album Resonance was praised by Toronto’s The WholeNote as “just brilliant” and by La Scena Musicale as full of “pleasant surprises.” Krystina and Juan toured their program Resonance throughout eastern Canada as “Emerging Artists” with Jeunesses Musicales du Canada in 2019 and performed in Paris’ La Belleviloise to a full house and in New York City’s APAP showcase in 2020.
During the Covid-19 crisis, Stick&Bow was featured in the CBC Music’s The Intro and described as “boldly going where no cello and marimba have gone before”. They were also one of the few classical groups to be selected by the National Arts Centre for their #Canadaperforms livestreaming series. During this period, Stick&Bow also arranged the hit Quebec song Pour déjouer l’ennui and released a video together with Québec star singer Pierre Lapointe. In addition to this, they premiered 3 new projects: All the Madman featuring music from Beethoven to Bowie, commissioned by Festival Classica 2020, a new multidisciplinary show combining live narration, animation and theatre, Bavela et ses 7 vies d’aventure commissioned by Arte Musica and a Latin-American program commissioned by Baruch College in New York.
Their second album, featuring Bach’s trio sonatas together with renowned harpsichordist Luc Beauséjour, was released in 2021 on the label Analekta and presented at the prestigious Bach Festival Montréal.
1. Adagio & Prelude — JS Bach / arr. Stick&Bow
2. Tzigane — Stephane Grappelli / arr. Stick&Bow
3. She’s Too Good for Me — Sting / arr. Stick&Bow
4. Gracias a la Vida — Violetta Parra / arr. Ramiro Zarate
5. Invierno Porteño — Astor Piazzolla / arr. Stick&Bow
6. Ancestro — German Dario Perez / arr. Diego Hernandez Vidal
7. El cant del ocells — Traditional work arr. Pau Casals / arr. Stick&Bow
8. Hasta Siempre — Carlos Puebla / arr. Stick&Bow
9. Modinha — Francisco Mignone / arr. Stick&Bow
10. Danzon no. 2 — Arturo Márquez / arr. Stick&Bow
11. El Monito — Julio de Caro / arr. Stick&Bow
12. Folk Suite — Jason Noble / Written for Stick&Bow
21 November 3 PM PST
Colburn Chamber Music Society: Clive Greensmith, Cello
PROGRAM INFORMATIONDEBUSSY Cello Sonata
SCHREKER Der Wind for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Horn, and Piano
MONTEVERDI Anima Dolorosa, arranged for Cello Ensemble
OCKEGHEM Alma Redemptoris Mater, arranged for Cello Ensemble
ARVO PÄRT Fratres for 12 Celli
SCHOENBERG Ein Stelldichein (A Rendezvous) for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano
BRAHMS Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87
Former Tokyo String Quartet cellist and current Colburn faculty member Clive Greensmith is a celebrated soloist, chamber musician, and educator. He takes the stage with Fabio Bidini, Carol Colburn Grigor Piano Chair, for a performance of Brahms, Schoenberg, Monteverdi, and more.
24 November 7:30 PM CEST
Duo Hack Live Performance
Classeek Presents our Warmhearted Chamber Music Soirées. This time with the Hack Sisters & Emile Traelnes.
About this event
Anouchka Hack recommended by Gautier Capuçon, Classeek Ambassador will be playing alongside her sister Katharina Hack, first prize of the Steinway Foerderpreis competition in Frankfurt.
“Anouchka Hack is acclaimed by audience and press for her expressive sound and lively musicality. With her captivating stage presence and devoted interpretations, she convinces both as a soloist and in a Duo with her sister, pianist Katharina Hack. Concert engagements have led her to play in halls like the Beethovenhaus Bonn, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.”
“The German pianist Katharina Hack gives concerts both in Germany and abroad as a many sided artist. She performs as a soloist and in a duo with her sister, the cellist Anouchka Hack and her interest ranges from well known works of different epochs to less often performed compositions and free improvisation.”
Read more about the Duo: https://en.cello-piano.de/
Emile Traelnes, Cello student of the Conservatoire de Lausanne will be introducing the evening with the First Movement of Sinfonia Concertante of Prokofiev.
Read more about Emile Traelnes: https://apps.classeek.com/l/emile-traelnes
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Online Programs and Events
13 November and 11 December, 6 – 8:15 PM GMT
Online Time Line Series
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 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 you 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.
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.
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15 November 1 PM EDT
The Flexible Text
Official and unofficial versions of the Schumann Cello Concerto in the 19th century
About this event
It is now well-established in the historical performance community that music written before 1800 was meant to be treated flexibly in performance, with plenty of scope for improvisation, as well as more structured but unnotated traditions. 19th-century musicians, meanwhile, are in the odd position of being credited with (or blamed for) the concept of work fidelity that privileges the written notation over both individual creativity and oral tradition, and simultaneously condemned for producing “bad editions” that violate this very concept.
The Schumann Cello Concerto, op. 129, written at the exact midpoint of the century, provides a case study of this gradual shift in both thinking and practice, revealing a reverent yet surprisingly flexible treatment of musical text. A handwritten copy of Schumann’s score belonging to Ludwig Ebert (1834-1908), who gave the concerto’s premiere in 1860, shows dramatic changes to the cello part, the orchestration, and arguably even the structure of the piece. This presentation examines some of the patterns that knit together Ebert’s version with other substantially altered versions from the private collections of later cellists, as well as the more modestly altered versions that were published as performing editions when the initial copyright expired in the 1880s. A better understanding of these patterns might then win some additional creative space for those who wish to engage with this beloved centrepiece of the cello repertoire.
Speaker: Dr. Kate Bennett Wadsworth (Guildhall School of Music & Drama)
Register here for this free event.
15 November 8 AM PST, 20 November 10 AM PST
The Corkybird’s Warmup Club
We are excited to be offering two different sessions of the Warm-up Club this month.
On Monday, November 15th, at 8AM (Pacific Standard Time) we will present a pair of warm-ups designed to developed left hand dexterity and strength: Electric Fingers and the 4th Position Jive. To receive further details about this edition, please sign up here:On Saturday, November 20th, at 10AM we will explore creating musical holiday greetings using the Acapella App. I will provide a variety of arrangements or you can bring you own. For access to this edition, please sign up here:
If you would like to add your name to the mailing list to receive information about future editions of club, please sign up here:
27 November 6 – 8:15 PM GMT
All About My Bow
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.
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Tuesdays in November
Tuesday Night Practice Stream – cellist Emily Wright
This November, I’m going to be streaming an hour of my practice on Zoom one night a week! This will be my real, actual practice, with no commentary (with the exception of my own mutterings) and no interaction with viewers, to keep it squarely in the realm of practice and not a demonstration or performance.
For $50, you will get access to 5 live practice sessions, as well as PDFs of the material for reference.
21 December 2021 (application deadline 15 December 2021)
Online International Clara Schumann Competition
The International Clara Schumann Competition 2021 is an online music competition which aims to fully challenge the virtuosity and artistic excellence of performers for piano, strings, voice and chamber music of all nationalities and countries.
Through this online music competition, we hope to provide an opportunity for developing musicians worldwide to perform in a formal, challenging yet supportive atmosphere. The goal is to provide young musicians a forum to challenge themselves musically, and to share their music. Winners also have the opportunity to be featured in our online concert, and social media.
27-31 December 2021 (application deadline 10 December midnight)
ICI Winter Sessions – 2021 Virtual Edition
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet colleagues from all over the world.
ring in the new year with the ICI Cello Community!
This year our theme will be The Mindful Cellist.
Learn how to practice in ways that will make a tangible difference to your playing.
Topics will include subdivision, music and the brain, how to listen effectively, and mind over matter when it comes to performance anxiety.
Once again we will be diving into workshops and cello chats such as: being comfortable and natural when sitting at the cello, thoughtful bow planning & breathing, shifting with ease, and cultivating a beautiful vibrato.
Whether you have played the cello for a year or for decades, this five-day session is a wonderful opportunity to explore the nuts and bolts of cello playing in an encouraging and supportive environment.
Application is 100% free. No audition is required to take part in the five days of presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and group warm-ups. If you are interested in applying to perform in a masterclass, your video must be submitted by December 10
To perform in a masterclass with one of our distinguished guest artists, you must submit an audition tape. If you wish to sign up for private lessons with one of our core faculty members, there is an additional charge per lesson.
The cost for the ICI Winter Session is $150.
Need a scholarship? Ask for one!
If you can, pay for someone else’s tuition…. pay it forward!
Cellists of all ages and abilities are welcome to join us!
19-23 January (29 November application deadline)
International Instrument-making Competition (Cello)
Musée de la musique/Philharmonie de Paris and Talents & Violon’celles
From 19 to 23 January 2022 at the Philharmonie de Paris
In January 2022, in partnership with the association Talents & Violon’celles, the Musée de la musique/ Philharmonie de Paris is organising an international instrument-making competition exclusively dedicated to the cello. Programmed at the same time as the 10th String Quartet Biennial, this event follows in the tradition of the many international instrument-making competitions that Paris has hosted.
Promoting contemporary excellence and developing future talents
Open to professionals as well as to students of instrument-making schools, the Talent Makers Instrument-making Competition is composed of two different parts organised in parallel:
Jury and Prizes
A jury composed of eminent musicians and personalities from the world of instrument-making will judge the craftsmanship of the participants as expressed by the instruments themselves and how they sound. Six prizes will be awarded to professionals, and three prizes will be awarded to students with one instrument joining the collection of facsimiles at the Musée de la musique. The finals and semi-finals will be organised as a real rendezvous with the public of the 10th String Quartet Biennial.
Opening date for submissions: now opened
Closing date for submissions: Monday 29 november 2021
Competition rules and Submission of applications avalable soon
For more information, click here.
9 May – 4 June 2022 (application deadline 8 December 2021)
Queen Elisabeth Competition (Cello)
Five years after the huge success of the very first Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition, we will hold a new session for cellists. The second cello competition will take place from 9 May to 4 June 2022. This session was originally planned for May 2021, but is postponed for a year due to the postponement of the piano competition.
Cellists interested in participating, can now consult the requested repertoire, the entry conditions and read more information about the competition rounds in the rules of the 2022 cello session.
Online application : opens in November 2021
Application deadline : Wednesday 8 December 2021 12:00 (noon) GMT
Age limit : In order not to disadvantage the young musicians preparing for this second edition, the age limit for candidates is raised by one year. Hence, candidates are aged at least 18 and have not yet reached the age of 31 (instead of 30) on 31 December 2021 (i.e. they must be born after 31 December 1990 and before 1 January 2004).
The applications will be done entirely online, through the ‘APPLY’ section of our website.
If you have questions after having read the rules, please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail at application[a]queenelisabethcompetition.be.
2 February 2022 (31 December 2021 application deadline)
Gustav Mahler Prize Cello Competition 2022
of the competition is the Gustav Mahler Institute Prague (Institut Gustava Mahlera Praha) in cooperation with the Gustav Mahler Philharmonic Jihlava (Filharmonie G. Mahlera Jihlava).The mission and goal of the competitionis to deepen the interest and motivation of young talented violoncellists to interpret mutual understanding, interpretative confrontation, inspiration and love for music. The personality of the genius conductor and musical composer Gustav Mahler, who lived in Jihlava for the first 15 years of his life and inspired and enriched so much, reminds him of his noble ideas about the mission of music and is a permanent inspiration source and model for young musicians from all over the world.
27-28 May 2022 (1 February 2022 application deadline)
2022 Washington International Competition for Strings
We hope you will join the FMMC Foundation for the 2022 Washington International Competition for Violin, Viola, and Cello! In its 69th year, the WIC provides renowned jurors offering individual advice and feedback to all semifinalists. See below for important deadlines, details, and more.
To apply, visit app.getacceptd.com/wic.
Dates and Information
- Application Open: September 15, 2021
- Application Deadline: February 1, 2022
- Semifinalists Notified: March 1, 2022
Semifinals take place in-person at George Washington University in Washington, DC, on both Friday, May 27, and Saturday, May 28, 2022, from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Finals take place in the Terrace Theater of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2022, at 2 PM.
For more details and prize information, visit the FMMC website.
Cellists and teaching colleagues gather to explore the advanced and intermediate repertoire, history, and technique of the cello. It is an online, international weekly gather taught by Wendy Warner, Jonathan Kramer, and Lisa Liske.
11 December – Khari Joyner
Visit The Cello Camerata website for registration and tuition information.
4 December 11-noon EDT
The Junior Cello Camerata
The Junior Cello Camerata offers intermediate cellists of all ages (including adult amateurs) masterclass lessons, or the opportunity to observe rather than perform solos, as well as a twenty-minute weekly technique class for all with cellos in hand. It is an online, international weekly gather taught by Wendy Warner, Jonathan Kramer, and Lisa Liske.
Teachers may observe for free. All others may audit for one week for free before registering for a four-week session. Visit The Cello Camerata website for registration and tuition information. Scholarships are available.
Face-to-face and videoconference classes: Approach to Latin American popular music with the cello
Harmony, Cipher, Chords, Arpeggios, Scales and Fingering Patterns
Rhythmic Harmonic Base
(+54 9 11) 5150-3805
Cello Yoga with Mea the Creative Cellist
Journaling With Cello For Grounding & Positivity
Welcome to this 8-day course on Insight Timer, which focuses on journaling with cello for grounding and positivity. Over the course of seven days, The Wong Janice will take you through seven different themes, each with its own unique writing prompts and with the beautiful sounds of deep cello music, designed to inspire you to write freely with full awareness from your heart while harnessing the power of journaling for healing.
The themes covered are:
By the end of the course, you will have covered seven journaling exercises, and with daily practice, learn to express yourself better and understand who you are at a higher level, bringing more stability in your life, and feeling more grounded and calm from within.
For more information on this and other courses by The Wong Janice, click here.
Trad Cello – Tunes and Techniques with Natalie Haas
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!
Enter a drawing for a year of free lessons via video exchange with cellist Mike Block. Click here to enter.
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