Below are upcoming, online events. Be sure to click on the source link for exact details of times, time zones, and ticket prices.
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
The Zaks Duo
The Zaks Duo officially formed in March 2020, when Ilana and Eric were in quarantine as the COVID-19 pandemic broke. They began rehearsing duos they had always wanted to play, in addition to their own arrangements of other works. They then began performing around the Boston community.
The Candlelight Concert series was founded more than 40 years ago. The goal of the concerts is to present a wide variety of professional artists performing a range of instrumental and vocal repertory. There is no charge, but contributions are accepted. To donate, use the link on the Candlelight Concerts page of the Old Ship Church website.
The Zoom link will be available at 3:45 p.m. April 25 at https://bit.ly/3tyV3kp. The program will also be available and can be downloaded from the website.
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 PM EDT
Ian Maksin, Cello with the Gulf Coast Symphony
Named by the press “one of the most versatile and innovative musicians of his generation”, Ian Maksin is quickly gaining international recognition as a cellist, composer and most recently as a film producer. He has performed at concert halls throughout the world as a soloist, chamber musician as well as principal cellist of the New World Symphony under direction of Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas.
Livestream tickets are $25.
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
28 April 8 PM BST
Ariana Kashefi – Cello, Bartosz Glowacki – Accordion
Ariana Kashefi is British-Persian cellist who has performed across Europe as a soloist and chamber musician. She is the winner of numerous competitions, prizes and scholarships including the Rubinstein competition, and the Luigi-Nono competition. Her programme will include works by Bach, Walton and Ligeti.
Bartosz Glowacki is one of the leading lights of a new generation of accordionists. He has won numerous competitions including Polish Young Musician of the Year in 2009, and has performed as a soloist in prestigious venues including the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican. He will be performing works by Rameau, Bach, Zolotaryov and Piazzolla.
Click here to watch this concert provided via Zoom.
28 April 5:30 PM EDT
Vivaldi Cello Concerto RV 422, Cellist Dr. Daria Janssen
String Orchestra concert: “The Other Haydn C” Enjoy lesser-known works by Sibelius, Vivaldi, and Haydn. Dr. Daria Janssen will be the soloist on Vivaldi’s Cello Concerto, RV 422. The concert will also include the world premiere of Dr. David Janssen’s The Lord’s Grief in memory of the victims of the Cambodian Genocide.
1 May – 3 May 6 PM IST
Fionnuala Moynihan (piano) in concert followed by Vashti Hunter (cello) & Jonian Ilias Kadesha (violin)
Jonian Ilias Kadesha (violin)
Vashti Hunter (cello)
Zoltán Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello Op 7,
Nikos Skalkottas: Duo for Violin and Cello
III. Molto Vivace & IV. Allegro Vivo Bauern Tanz-Szenen
Tickets are €11.00 per device.
1 May 2 PM EDT (available through 3 May)
Yo-Yo Ma: Beginnings
“It’s been almost exactly fifty years since I played my debut recital in Carnegie Hall on May 6, 1971, and I’ve been thinking a lot about other ‘firsts:’ the first pieces I studied with Leonard Rose as a young student (which include the Francoeur Sonata), the first piece I ever performed in public (the Prélude of Bach’s second cello suite), and my first foray into recording music from the violin repertoire (Paganini and Kreisler). Join me as I revisit a few of these first experiments.”
Francois Francoeur Violin Sonata in E major
Pietro Antonio Locatelli Sonata for Cello and Piano in D major Op 6, No 6 (arr. Alfredo Piatti) Movements 1, 3, 4 and 2
J.S Bach Suite No 2 for solo cello
Paganini Variazioni di bravura
Kreisler Tambourin Chinois
Solon Gordon, piano
The performance will be available on demand for 48 hours starting May 1 at 6pm EDT.
Tickets are $24.99.
1 May 8 PM EDT (available through 8 May)
Zuill Bailey, cello & Bryan Wallick, piano
Mendelssohn: Variations Concertantes for Cello and Piano in D major, Op. 17
Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano, L. 135
Lukas Foss: Capriccio for Cello and Piano
Rachmaninoff: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op 19
Tickets are “pay what you can,” free with an option to donate.
4 May 7 PM EDT
A Cartoonist, a Cellist, and a Novelist Walk into a Bar: Sandra Boynton, Yo-Yo Ma & Ann Patchett
In celebration of her latest children’s book, Jungle Night, Sandra Boynton is joined by her friends, musician Yo-Yo Ma and author Ann Patchett, for a lively conversation about books, art, and creative synchronicity. The evening will include an audiovisual show-and-tell from Boynton that traces the quixotic, meandering journey from her long-ago first book in 1977, Hippos Go Berserk, to three small, wild collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma. Questions from the audience are welcomed. This event is for grown-ups!
Tickets – Members: $12, Non-Members: $15
Online Programs and Events
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.
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.
23 April 1 AM EDT
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
25 April 2:30 PM EDT
The evolution of the cello in the age of Boccherini: Jason Price looks at the development of the cello during the 18th century
This Sunday, April 25th, we invite you to join us for an online event celebrating the launch of Arcangelo’s new Boccherini recording. Cellist Nicolas Altstaedt and Arcangelo Artistic Director Jonathan Cohen will introduce the project, and I will join them to discuss the evolution of the cello in the age of Boccherini. The event will include pre-recorded performances by Nicolas and Jonathan and a panel discussion.
30 April – 1 May
7th ANNUAL CHICAGO JAZZ STRING SUMMIT
Virtual Concert & Workshop Series
Hosted by Ess.org
Leyla McCalla (Cello)
Biliana Voutchkova (Violin)
Brandee Younger (Harp)
Judith Insell (Viola)
Endris Hassen (Masinqo)
Artyom Manukyan (Cello)
Miguel Atwood Ferguson (Electric Violin)
Sam Bardfeld (Violin)
Gwen Laster (Violin)
Kaethe Hostetter (Violin)
Akua Dixon (Cello)
Register for individual events throughout the two days here.
30 April – 2 May
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
1 May 1 PM EDT (Saturdays in May)
Cello Practice Club (Saturdays)
In Cello Practice Club, students new to an instrument learn good habits and basic technique while they receive individualized support on school orchestra music. Students play note-reading games, map fingerboards, and prepare their school parts in a manner which will make them reliable contributors and confident leaders of their section. This course addresses the needs of beginners who may not want to take up individuals lessons but want specific questions answered, skills demonstrated or explained, and encouragement given. Motivational practice tips are provided to parents by your instructor, cellist Julia Solomon. Flex Startmeans a new session begins at the top of each month, so you can join in whenever your pod or group is ready, or renew to keep building skills, enrolling for 4 meetings at at time. Create your own group – the familiar faces from music class, friends from the neighborhood who just started to play too, or a sibling with whom you would like to share a lesson. Youth: 7 – 12 years.
12-13 May, 1-2 June (performer application deadline 5 May)
MC Live Masterclass – Steven Isserlis
Steven Isserlis, one of the most distinguished and diverse cellists of our time, gives the very first MC masterclass on May 12-13 and June 1-2
There are limited places available, each of the selected participants will have 1 lesson of 1 hour. The application deadline is May 5.
Please fill out the form below to register as an active participant,
we will inform you about the possible acceptance as soon as possible.
If you prefer to participate as an auditor, click here and purchase your registration now.
Click here to register as a participant.
12, 19, 26 May 3 PM PDT
Bach G Major Cello Suite Class Series
Study the Bach Cello Suite in G Major in three master classes: May 12, 19 and 26. Get coached by the Guru and listen to others being coached. There’s a reason this Suite is the most popular cello music ever written. For the intermediate level cellist. Wednesday afternoon classes, 3pm Pacific time.
The course tuition is $147. Register here.
9-13 June (application deadline 15 May.)
Boulder Cello Festival 2021
Applications are now open!
Application deadline: May 15, 2021
Application fee: $35
Five intensive days of cello: private lessons, masterclasses, workshops, and livestreamed performances
Join us for the second year of the Boulder Cello Festival, happening entirely online with an artist-faculty of world-renowned cellists from across the country. Open to cellists of all ages. Apply now to participate, or purchase an All-Access Pass to view as an audience member or auditor.
27 June – 16 July (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.
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!
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.
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.
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