Below are upcoming online events. Be sure to click on the source link for exact details of times, time zones, and ticket prices.
Concours de Genève International Music Competition – Cello
CELLO COMPETITION 2021
ONLINE RECITAL: 13-19 SEPTEMBER 2021
37 cellists aged 15 to 30 years old from 19 nationalities have been selected to participate in the 75th Geneva International Music Competition, section Cello. Due to the ongoing global pandemic, the first part of the 2021 Competition is held online. Selected candidates had until August 15th to submit their video recordings of the Online Recital, which will be streamed virtually from 13-19 September 2021 on www.concoursgenve.ch, YouTube, Facebook and The Violin Channel. Results will be announced on Sunday 19 September, 1:00 PM (GMT+2).
See the full list of recitals and times here.
18 September 4 PM EDT
Duke University- Korean Music meets European avant-garde
Hahnsol Kim, violin; Sungjin Lee, viola; Yoon Lee, piano; Eun Byoul Song, soprano; Yezu Woo, violin; Yi Qun Xu, cello
This concert features chamber music by Korean composers from the mid-20th century, when Korea was going through one of the most tumultuous times in its history.
After being liberated from the four decades of colonial rule, Korea faced still more interventions by the US and the Soviet Union that eventually led to the division of the country into two. With such foreign presence, new musical styles flooded into Korea, one of them being the avant-garde music of the West.
Join us to find out how some of the most influential Korean composers of the twentieth century negotiated their desires to assert their cultural heritage and the need to respond to contemporary musical ideas.
Tickets are free, but required, and can be obtained at https://bit.ly/DKFconcert2021(link is external).
This event will also be livestreamed; links will be sent to all ticketed viewers.
18 September 7:30 PM PDT
Gold Coast Chamber Players – Amos Yang, cello
a colorful program of French, Chinese, and Japanese music
Saturday, September 18, 2021 7:30 PM
Presented in-person with the option to watch virtually.
Pre-concert talk 30 minutes before performance
Dan Carlson and Dian Zhang violins
Pamela Freund-Striplen and Joy Fellows, violas
Amos Yang, cello
Charles Chandler, double bass
Maurice Ravel – Sonata for violin and cello
Claude Debussy – String Quartet in G minor
Shinji Eshima – Bariolage for cello and bass
Ching-chu Hu – Spheres of Influence for string sextet
20 September 1 PM BST (available through 22 September 11:59 PM AEDT)
Two great French sonatas, written 30 years apart, the first by Claude Debussy, originally subtitled “Pierrot is angry at the moon”, the second by Debussy’s older compatriot César Franck, transcribed for cello by Jules Delsart from his violin sonata. BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, the young Russian cellist Anastasia Kobekina, is joined by Swiss pianist Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula for this live recital, which also features a less familiar work dating from 1904 by the Russian-born Swiss late-Romantic Paul Juon.
Live from London’s Wigmore Hall
Presented by Andrew McGregor
Debussy: Cello Sonata
Paul Juon: Märchen in A minor Op. 8
Franck: Sonata in A (arranged by Jules Delsart for cello and piano)
23 September 7 PM PDT
Clazzical Notes – An Exciting Program of Diverse Music Genres by Acoustic String Players
Featuring cellists Giovanna Moraga Clayton and Stephen Katz, this program will present a variety of musical genres and styles throughout the evening. Admission is free. Donations are accepted.
Online Programs and Events
6 September – 25 October
Comprehensive Orchestral Audition Preparation
Designed to dramatically advance the skills you need to play your best under pressure in the unpredictable world of orchestral auditions. COAP is the only audition preparation intensive that combines continuous one-on-one feedback at the highest level with an energizing studio dynamic in one course.
Auditions require technical competency, instrumental athleticism, ability to sound beautiful and effortless under intense pressure, laser focus, calm mind, and preparation for unexpected hurdles. Costs of airfare, hotels, meals, lessons, cancelled work, and other lost performance opportunities mean you want to maximize your potential for success when committing to an audition.
COAP will give you the experiential training needed to succeed at your audition while working with your existing schedule.
Our unique program offers the highest level of one-on-one personal feedback from musicians who have successfully navigated the audition process in front of and behind the screen. We fully utilize a highly energized studio-like environment providing feedback through numerous peer trials that will illustrate your current and potential capabilities. Demonstrating how implementing and consolidating the feedback you receive from COAP teachers and peers will prepare you for the rigorous audition process.
Visit the COAP website for registration information.
15 September application deadline
Applications are to be received by September 15, 2021. For more information on the competition and how to apply, please visit: https://bit.ly/3ycQhe2.
The WorldVision Music Contest is quite an ambitious and challenging project. This is the first time where the public, along with the jury, will decide who wins the competition.
Musicians age 16 to 35 that play the following instruments are invited to apply: violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, harp.
Fiddle Hell Online
To keep us safe, we reimagined Fiddle Hell as an online festival and music camp in November, 2020. It was an exciting new way for our music community to reconnect during the pandemic. 35 concerts, 35 jams and 165 workshops were all live, with video replays for the next 3 months. Although we missed seeing our musical friends face-to-face, and jamming with them in the hallways, we had front-row seats for every virtual session, and were joined by new attendees and instructors from around the world!
We had such a good time that we ran a second Fiddle Hell Online on April 15-18, 2021!
And now Fiddle Hell Online is happening for the third time on November 4-7, 2021! We have many new instructors and almost all new sessions. The November FHO will have 175 live workshops to learn from, 35 live concerts to enjoy, and 35 live jam sessions to join on Zoom, for fiddle, mandolin, cello, guitar, old-time banjo, & singing. Other instruments and listeners are welcome, too. All sessions can be replayed (and slowed down) for the next FOUR months (until March 8, 2022). Fiddle Hell instructors — experienced & supportive teachers, and wonderful & inspiring players — will cover Bluegrass, Blues, Cajun, Cape Breton, East European, Electric, Irish, Jazz, Jazz Manouche, Klezmer, Latin, Mexican, New Acoustic, New England, Old-Time Southern, Québécois, Scottish, Swedish, and Swing styles.
Registration is $144 for adults, $130 for seniors (65+), and students (up to 25) with discounts for additional family members.
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.
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.
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.
Previous Concerts Still Available
Available through 22 September 11:59 PM AEDT
Schubert’s Quintet is available to view as part of a full 2021 ACO StudioCasts subscription, giving you access to all ACO StudioCasts films as they premiere and then on-demand until 31 December 2021. It can also be purchased as a standalone film to view for 7-days.
Full season subscriptions are $229, or $149 when added as part of an ACO live season subscription. 7-day access to single StudioCast films are available for $35 per film.
Available through 16 October 11:59 PM EDT
Alisa Weilerstein cello – Bach and Osvaldo Golijov
The American cellist has been the recipient of awards including the Leonard Bernstein Prize at the 2006 Schleswig-Holstein Festival, and five years later a MacArthur Foundation ‘genius grant’. Her diverse repertoire takes in contemporary works she has premiered, alongside the classics: Gramophone discerned ‘special qualities’ in her recording of the Bach Cello Suites, allowing ‘each movement of each suite to shine on its own terms’.
Watch the Livestream here (donations accepted).
Available through 31 October 2021
DWB (Driving While Black)
Dwb is the premiere filmed version of the opera by the same name Susan Kander and Roberta Gumbel. Presented by UrbanArias, now celebrating its 10th anniversary. UrbanArias is an opera company dedicated to producing short – 90 minutes or less – contemporary operas.
A solo chamber opera, dwb derives much of its power from the voice of soprano Karen Slack, starring as the various mothers. Slack, who has sung with the Metropolitan Opera and Washington National Opera, among other prestigious opera houses, moves easily from lyric to dramatic sounds and offers theatrical skills to boot.
A two-musician ensemble – composed of cellist Rosanna Butterfield and percussionist Eric Plewinski – is conducted by Robert Wood. Known as an innovator in opera, Wood founded UrbanArias in 2009.
Du’Bois A’keen directed and choreographed the film; Camry A’Keen was the creative director. Both have drawn on their extensive operatic, choreographic, and film backgrounds to bring elements of modern dance and music video production.
Tickets are $15 and allow unlimited viewing through October 31.
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