Below are upcoming, online events. Be sure to click on the source link for exact details of times, time zones, and ticket prices.
17 April 4 PM GMT
Celtic Music and Poetry for the Heart – Clíodhna Ni Aodain, cello
Let the sounds of an ancient tradition wash over you.
Join us for an exploration of Celtic music and poetry with Orlaith and Clíodhna.
Celebrating the release of Clíodhna’s second album Celtic Rituals, we will enjoy a nourishing blend of mindfulness practice, poetry and music. All most welcome.
17 April 7 PM EDT (available through 1 May)
Ethel, Dora, & A Gent Named Ludwig
Ethel Smyth Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Opus 5
Dora Pejecevic Sonata for Cello and Piano in E minor, Op. 35
1st movement-Allegro moderato
Ludwig Beethoven Sonata in G minor for Piano and Cello, Opus 5 No. 2
On April 17th, Piano by Nature will present these two dynamic performers in a zoom program beginning at 7PM and free of charge. If you wish to join the live zoom event on April 17th, all you need to do is sign-up on our mailing list at the bottom of our website (just scroll down!). We will send you a link on the day of the concert and all you need to do is ‘press play’ when the ‘doors’ open anytime after 6:30PM EST. If you wish to listen later or listen again, come back to this page on our website to find the published link to their concert. Then watch it as many times as you like for two weeks! We hope to see you on the 17th and look forward to experiencing this very special event together!
Register for the email list (at the bottom of the page) to get concert registration info.
17 April 7:30 PM EDT
A concert of Beethoven’s cello sonatas played by UNCSA alumnus Lachezar Kostov.
Cellist Kostov, who received his Master of Music at UNCSA in 2006, has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Japan, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and his native Bulgaria. Prior to his appointment with the Baltimore Symphony he was a tenured member of the San Antonio Symphony and also performed regularly with the Houston Symphony. While at UNCSA, he won the concerto competition and was the national winner in the Young Artists Competition of the Music Teachers National Association.
Kostov has toured worldwide as part of the Kostov-Valkov Duo, with pianist and University of Utah faculty member Victor Valkov. The Kostov-Valkov Duo made its Carnegie Hall debut in Zankel Hall in 2009, and in 2011 won the Liszt-Garisson International Competition, where it was also awarded the Liszt Prize and all special prizes in the collaborative artists category. The duo has recorded two CDs.
Register for free tickets here.
18 April 2 PM EDT
Mira Kardan, cello – Sound Espressivo Laureates’ Recital
Fourteen-year Mira Kardan attends the Colburn School where she studies with acclaimed cellist Clive Greensmith. She began her cello studies in the Colburn Community School with Nancy Yamagata at age five. Mira has attended summer programs including the Heifetz Institute and Indiana University’s Summer String Academy. At the Colburn School, Mira has served as principal cello of the Community School’s String Orchestra and has been selected to play on the bi-annual Honors Recital. Additionally, her piano trio was chosen as for the School’s Honors Chamber Ensemble program. Her trio has won first place on two occasions in the regional division of MTAC’s VOCE competition. Now a member of Colburn’s prestigious Music Academy for gifted young artists, Mira participates in a comprehensive program of musical studies that include music theory, history, lessons and ensembles. Additionally, Mira has had the opportunity to study cello and chamber music with Hans Jensen, Amir Eldan, Peter Stumpf, Fabio Bidini, Susan Moses, and the Calidore Quartet.
Mira is currently in the ninth grade at the Geffen Academy at UCLA. Her interests include reading, writing, and listening to music of all genres. She also enjoys travelling and experiencing new international cuisines. Mira lives in Los Angeles with her parents and beloved rescue dog, Daisy.
Mira will give all proceeds go (sic.) to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
This concert is public, no purchase necessary to view and attend.
Please consider donating to support the musicians and the concert series.
18 April 3 PM CDT
Racine Symphony with Nolan Boerner
The performance includes Cantum in Memorium Benjamin Britten by Arvo Pärt and Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony. The featured soloist is 2021 Young Artists’ Competition winner Nolan Boerner performing Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor.
This performance, broadcast from Bedford Hall on the UW-Parkside campus, is available free of charge on the RSO YouTube Channel.
Also included as part of this event is the PreConcert Conversation, an interview with Nolan Boerner which will be available at 2:30 pm via YouTube.
19 April 7:30 PM EDT
An Enchanting Evening with Julian Schwarz
Acclaimed for his powerful tone, effortless virtuosity and extraordinarily large color palate, guest cellist Julian Schwarz reunites with his father on the podium to perform two of the program’s four Palm Beach Symphony premieres. He performs Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1, a work which the Hartford Courant noted of a previous concert by Schwarz, is “filled with tricky figuration…Schwarz heard beyond the virtuosic elements. Warmth and a variety of colors emerged in his lyrical playing.” He also treats the audience to the melodious and tranquil respite of Dvořák: Silent Woods for cello and orchestra. Palm Beach Symphony presents two early works that foreshadowed their composers’ future greatness: William Grant Still’s jazz and blues influenced expression of the Black experience Darker America and Mendelssohn’s fluid and ultimately fiery Symphony No. 1.
Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance.
20 April 8 PM EDT
Furman University Faculty Cello Recital – Dr. Christopher Hutton
The program includes compositions from across the past 300 years by J.S. Bach, Ernst Bloch, Nadia Boulanger, Domenico Dragonetti, John Grier, Adolphus Hailstork, Camille Saint-Saëns, Giovanni Sollima, and Heitor Villa-Lobos. There will be music for solo cello, a duo for cello and double bass, some richly romantic works for cello and piano, and the world premiere performance of a new piece for cello and narrator (based on six of Aesop’s fables).
The event is intended to be a celebration of the cello, of collaboration with friends and colleagues, and of live music itself.
View the recital on the Furman University YouTube Channel.
20 April 8 PM EDT
CNU Faculty Cello Recital – Professor Rebecca Gilmore
with Dr. Benjamin Corbin, piano and Jimmy J. Gilmore, clarinet
Broadcast live from Peebles Theater Christopher Newport University Tuesday, 20 April 2021 | 8:00pm
MARTIN BERTEAU (attr. Sammartini) – Cello Sonata in G Major I. Allegro II. Grave III. Vivace
ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK – Novelette for clarinet and cello (2017) [dedicated to Jimmy Gilmore & Rebecca Gilmore] ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK – Theme and Variations on “Draw the Sacred Circle Closer” for solo cello
AMY BEACH – Chanson d’Amour, Op. 21, No. 1 [vocal part adapted for clarinet]
MAX BRUCH – selections from Eight Pieces for clarinet, cello, and piano, Opus 83 I. Rumanische Melodie II. Nachtgesang III. Allegro vivace
Watch the performance live on YouTube.
24 April 3 PM EDT
Matt Haimovitz: Bach Listening Room
Renowned as a musical pioneer, cellist Matt Haimovitz is praised by The New York Times as a “ferociously talented cellist who brings his megawatt sound and uncommon expressive gifts to a vast variety of styles” and by The New Yorker as “remarkable virtuoso” who “never turns in a predictable performance.” He has inspired classical music lovers and countless new listeners by bringing his artistry to concert halls and clubs, outdoor festivals and intimate coffee houses – any place where passionate music can be heard. He brings a fresh ear to familiar repertoire, is a champion of new music, and initiates groundbreaking collaborations, as well as creating innovative recording projects. The concert is followed by a live Q & A moderated by Elizabeth Chang, UMass Professor of Violin and Michael Sakamoto, Fine Arts Center Interim Director of Programming with special guest Luna Pearl Woolf. Composer Woolf has long used her creative voice to advocate for social and political change. Praised by The New York Times for its “psychological nuances and emotional depth,” her music is characterized by its dramatic intention, with a penetrating focus on music’s capacity as a storytelling language.
The program for this performance will be:
Bach Suite II in D, Prelude
David Sanford’s Suolo*
Luna Pearl Woolf’s Diaphanous Graces*
Bach Suite VI in D on cello piccolo (complete)
*These pieces are both world premieres.
Purchase tickets ($10 per device) here.
24 April 7 PM PDT
Evening cello: Bach and Beyond
Move into the evening with a half-hour of solo cello: UCSC music alum Roger Lebow playing Bach and related surprises.
Cellist Roger Lebow (Porter, ‘71) was a member of the UC Santa Cruz Symphony during its first three years. After that all bets were off, and he went on to a performing career in Los Angeles that embraced orchestral, solo and chamber music, as well as playing on a couple of hundred motion picture soundtracks. He played in the pit for LA Opera for over 30 years, was the cello teacher at Pomona College and was a member of the well-known contemporary music group Xtet. Lebow made international tours with the LA Chamber Orchestra, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Philadelphia String Quartet. He has chamber music recordings on the Delos, New World, Water Lily Acoustics, Spectral Harmonies and Albany labels.
Register to watch here.
25 April 3 PM EDT
Eastman World Music Series – Jake Charkey, Hindustani/North Indian cellist
To view this free event, click here.
25 April 4 PM EDT
Arcadian Duo: Diane Goldsmith, piano, and Vivian Barton Dozor, cello
Music at Abington presents returning guest artists in a pre-recorded program for online only viewing planned during the uncertainty of pandemic restrictions featuring a combination of solo works and duo collaborations. The program features a narrated commentary giving insight and context to the works for greater enjoyment by the listeners and deeper understanding of the pieces. Because of the planned format the artists will be present for a “zoom” reception and artist talk-back session following the hour-long program. Hosted by music director John Sall, this post-concert “reception” gives audience members a chance to enjoy once again the warm familiarity of close-up artist conversations following a brilliant performance as a hallmark of MAA programming.
View the performance here.
25 April 6 PM CEST
Mischa & Lily Maisky
Order tickets here.
25 April 7 PM EDT
Nebulous Future: Cellist Andrew Janss and Pianist Audrey Vardanega perform works from two historical crossroads
Project: Music Heals Us Co-Director ANDREW JANSS (Marlboro Music Festival; Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center 2) and Pianist AUDREY VARDANEGA (Artistic Director – Musaics of the Bay; student of Richard Goode) present a musical journey through the past to the present day, showcasing works by four composers of two historical periods during which the future seemed ominously opaque. Beginning with contemporaneous works of Claude Debussy and Anton Webern, written in the fog-of-war of WWI, we then jump to two new works by JUNO-award winning composer Vivian Fung and Milad Yousufi, an unlikely but ferociously talented composer born into a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan where music was completely banned….
This is a night not to miss, and we cannot wait to see you April 25th!
Purchase tickets here ($3 to reserve, $20+ at event).
25 April 7:30 PM CDT
Virtual Spring Series – Romantic Generation – Jonathan Ruck, cello
Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble announces a three-concert series 7:30 pm streaming each Sunday from April 18 through May 2 via Facebook and Youtube. In celebration of Women’s History Month, Romantic Generation features under-represented composers Clara Schumann and Princess Marie Elisabeth von Sachsen-Meiningen alongside greats like Beethoven and Brahms. These Romantic-era composers reflected on the upheavals of 19th century Europe through creative self-expression.
Concert II – Brahms the Romantic – Sunday, April 25 7:30 pm
Johannes Brahms, Sonata for Cello and Piano in E minor, Op. 38
Johannes Brahms, Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano in A minor, Op. 114
Online Programs and Events
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.
Fridays 10 PM (Amsterdam time)
Live Chakra Cleansing with Deep Ambient Cello
Prepare to relax and join The Wong Janice on this weekly 45-minute journey of deep ambient cello pieces aligned with the 7 major chakras that will leave you feeling more open and calm. The performance is a live interpretation of pieces from her 10-day Insight Timer course: Chakra Cleansing with Deep Cello. This event is hosted in collaboration with the meditation app Insight Timer.
Note: You can either join via a web browser on desktop / mobile device, or if you prefer, you can download the Insight Timer App for easy access on a mobile device.
It is free to join, but register via Eventbrite to get the details of the live-stream. If you wish to make a donation, you can do that here.
Saturdays 9:30-10:45 AM EDT
The Cello Camerata
Saturdays 11 AM – 12 PM 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.
27 June – 16 July (Performer Application Due 15 April. Auditor Registration Due 17 May.)
Eastman Virtual Summer Cello Workshop
Cora Swenson Lee, coordinator
Faculty: Alan Harris, Eastman School of Music; Kathleen Kemp, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; Cora Swenson Lee, Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan Universities; Lisa Caravan, Eastman School of Music; Daniel Ketter, Missouri State University
A three-week intensive course designed to help students develop strategies for learning and mastering the cello. Group classes will focus on techniques for healthy playing and longevity at the instrument, as well as techniques specific to solo and orchestral repertoire. Students will receive lessons with faculty members, perform in masterclasses for Eastman School of Music faculty, and participate in classes and topical workshops such as: “Developing Efficiency in Practice,” “Understanding the Bach Cello Suites,” “Audition Preparation,” and “Wellness for Cellists.”
Repertoire covered during the Institute will include Bach Cello Suites and other works for unaccompanied cello, standard concertos and etudes, and orchestral excerpts; specific pieces will be determined upon acceptance to the program. Students will be working from the Eastman Cello Institute Technique Book (free with registration).
To apply and for more information, click here.
5 April – 13 May
COAP Intensive – with Detroit Symphony assistant principal cellist Abraham Feder
Along with Chicago Symphony cellist Brant Taylor, Abraham Feder will host the Comprehensive Orchestral Audition Preparation (COAP) Intensive. Visit the website for details and registration.
17 April 12 PM EDT (Registration ends 16 April)
Interlochen Online Master Class Saturday Series
Join us this April for our new Master Class Saturday Series to learn from these wonderful artists. Each class will include live teaching sessions with young artists followed by a Q&A led by Interlochen Arts Academy faculty.
Attend a class for only $25 or apply to perform for these master teachers through the registration links below. Please note: Applicants must be 13-18 years old to perform during class.
17 April 2:45 PM EDT
Master Class with Peter Wiley, cello
The Judy and Howard Levin Master Class Series
at Temple Music Prep
In memory of Howard A. Levin, M.D.
Presents Peter Wiley, cellist of the Guarneri Quartet and faculty member at the Curtis Institute of Music
Mr. Wiley will work with students in the Center for Gifted Young Musicians at Temple Music Prep during the class.
For more information or to reserve low cost observer tickets please visit https://tinyurl.com/CGYMMasterClassSeries
Fiddle Hell Online
The Fiddle Hell Massachusetts Festival has been a yearly gathering of fiddlers, cellists, mandolin/guitar/old-time banjo players, and singers to meet, jam, learn, listen, and have fun. It’s both friendly and diverse, crossing all ages and including many traditional musical styles. This is our 16th annual Festival, and the first to be online. Typically, there are about 10% beginners, 25% low intermediates, 35% high intermediates, and 30% advanced players, with many workshop and jam session choices at each level. Roughly 15% of the attendees are kids, and in the past we’ve had some sessions just for them.
For more information and to register, click here.
19 April 7:30 PM EDT
Tanbou Kache – Diana Golden
Join VCS online on Monday, April 19th at 7:30pm to learn about Haitian music with VCS member Diana Golden (@goldencelloonline) and special guests, Dr. Rebecca Dirksen of @iubloomington and @yale, and Professor Jean “Rudy” Perrault of @umnduluth .
22 April 7:30 PM EDT
Class for the Curious Musician- Lynn Armour Hannings, The Secret Life of a Bow Maker
Lynn Armour Hannings takes us on a tour of her bow making/restoration workshop and talks about the life of a bow maker, teaching luthier skills and being involved in conservation issues surrounds the bow world.
22, 29 April 6 May 2 PM BST
The Zen Practice Room: How to practice mindfully
Every week many of us attend a yoga, Qi Gong or Feldenkrais class. There we go over the same ‘postures’ or patterns. We give ourselves the same directions. We pay attention to our breath and our mind moment to moment, and we start to remap our movement. As our biases change and holding patterns release, we find ourselves present and in flow. This is the true nature of practice.
Beginning with a short mindfulness practice to ‘arrive’ in the present moment and in our bodies, these weekly sessions offer such an approach to our instrumental practice. Our aim is not to learn as many notes in as short a time as possible but to slow down, take a phrase, and approach it in a holistic way so that every moment of our practice has the capacity to serve every moment of our music making. By looking at a phrase with curiosity from all angles, incorporating the breath, the feet, the mind, the heart and the spine, we will find ways to make our musical intention clear in the most effortless way and, in so doing, find ourselves on the slow highway to liberating our musical voice.
Register for all the sessions or individually (£10.00 per session).
23 April 1 AM EDT
Hosted by Cello Australia featuring Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, Award-winning Cellist and Teacher.
12 July – 1 August (Registration deadline 20 April)
International Cello Institute
23 April 4 PM EST
The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts will offer a series of Audition Workshops from February 21 through April 30, including Do You Know Your Scales & Arpeggios?, Tips for Making a Great Audition Video, and New Jersey Youth Symphony Audition Preparation Excerpt Workshops. Instrumentalists entering grades 3-12 from anywhere in the world are invited to take advantage of this series of virtual workshops to hone skills and prepare for orchestral auditions.
The registration for the April 5 workshop can be found here.
University of Wyoming Cello Festival
Rick Mooney and Natalie Haas and Soeyoen Min
Plus! Special Extra Day April 25, 2021 with Rick Mooney
30 April – May 2
CELLO MONASTERY 2021
Data: April 30, May 1, 2 (online course via Zoom)
start Friday 30/4 (14h) until Sunday 2/5 (17h)
- online course about practicing.
- individual sessions/personal coaching in practicing, group sessions with cellist Jeroen den Herder
- Hua Hsuan Lee, pianist, about cello sonata Debussy
- And special guest Leonid Gorokhov, Professor of cello at HMTM Hannover. Gorokhov gives a lecture about Grützmacher and Studies/Etudes
- reading material in advance
Duration: 3 days
Online course cost € 200,- with a maximum of 12 students
21 June – 16 July
VIRTUAL SUMMER CELLO FESTIVAL
Click here for more information on the inaugural year of this festival.
New Directions Cello Festival
For over 25 years, the New Directions Cello Festival has been dedicated to new and innovative uses of the cello. We’ve created an international forum for the exchange of music and ideas and fostered the growth of the cello in all styles beyond classical music. The cello can now be seen and heard in countless genres of music around the globe.
You have the option of registering for the full 2-day festival (which includes all workshops, panels and concerts), a single day pass for either Sat 6/26 or Sun 6/27, or purchasing tickets to the streamed concerts on either night.
*Students- Contact us before placing your order to get your discount*
Chosen Vale International Virtual Cello Seminar
Offering a high-calibre educational and mentorship structure for exceptionally gifted artists, the seminar participants will have access to daily cello lessons, masterclasses, workshops in performance practice (baroque, classical, contemporary, and electroacoustic musics), corporeal wellness and individualized career development; as well as solo and chamber music instruction. With the ever-changing landscape of the music field, The Chosen Vale International Cello Seminar is here to support a community of cellists ready to jump head-first into their artistry, bound with hope. The Chosen Vale International Cello Seminar will provide daily lessons, ensemble coaching, masterclasses and workshops over the two-week course period. Led by Seth Parker Woods, the world-renowned artist faculty include:Anthony Arnone – Elinor Frey – Katinka Kleijn – Nick Photinos – Rhonda Rider – Seth Parker Woods
For more information, and to apply, visit the Chosen Vale website.
26 July – 1 August
The 3rd WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2021
The 3rd WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2021 in London invites you to the CELLO ACADEMY – Online Summer Cello Master Classes via Zoom / Skype.
Individual Online Cello Lessons will take place daily from Monday 26th July till Sunday 1st August 2021 @ cca 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (cca 55 minutes slots), online via Zoom or Skype.
FRANTIŠEK BRIKCIUS – CELLO, CHAMBER MUSIC
ANNA BRIKCIUSOVÁ – CELLO
Book your One-to-One Cello OnLine Summer Course now (limited number of accepted students). It includes FINAL online performance meeting.
All ages (4-99), levels (Initial Grade, Grades 1-8) and abilities (beginner, student, advanced) are welcome!
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