Below are upcoming, online events. Be sure to click on the source link for exact details of times, time zones, and ticket prices.
29 May 7 PM CEST (Malta)
Malta International Music Festival #4: ANDREI IONIȚĂ, Cello; SERGEY SMBATYAN, Conductor
Joseph Vella Jubilo Overture, Op. 47
Maurice Ravel Pavane For a Dead Princess
Edvard Grieg Excerpts from Peer Gynt Suite 1, Op. 46
Alexey Shor Cello Concerto in F majorAlexey Shor Humoresque for Cello and Orchestra
The fourth concert of the MPO at the Malta International Music Festival features a work by Joseph Vella for strings, brass and percussion, Jubilo Overture. Ravel defined his work as “not a funeral lament for a dead child, but rather an evocation of the pavane that might have been dances by such a little princess”.
Grieg composed the incidental music for the verse drama by Henrik Ibsen, in what remains as one of his most popular compositions. The concert also features two cello works by Alexey Shor, the Cello Concerto and the Humoresque.
31 May 10 AM through 13 June 8 PM PDT (Pre-recorded)
2021 Vancouver International Children’s Festival – Cris Derksen’s Nerds Whirlwind Musical Tour
You had me at cello! Take a Nerd’s Whirlwind Musical Tour with internationally respected Indigenous cellist, composer and big kid Cris Derksen where a “classical” instrument takes on a new life. She’ll share with you how she creates her unique musical ‘sound-print’ that weaves her classical background and her ancestry together with electronics. Cris will introduce you to her cello, loop station and effects pedals as she creates and performs using the technology that surrounds her. Come join Cris for a fun and creative exploration of the magic of music.
- Performer: Cris Derksen
- Country: Cree Nation, Northern Alberta, Canada
- Genre: Music
- Show length: 30 minutes
- Ages: Ages 8 and up (Grades 3 and up)
31 May 7:30 PM CDT
Celebrating Springtime: Traditional Irish Reels
For this concert, we will be doing solo cello arrangements of traditional Irish tunes. It’s sure to be a fun concert!
Londonderry Air “Danny Boy”
Black Velvet Band
The Irish Rover
Girl I Left Behind Me
(5 Minute Intermission)
The Irish Washerwoman
Whiskey In The Jar
Seven Drunken Nights
1 June 7 PM BST
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic On Demand: Sheku Kanneh-Mason Performs Dvorák’s Cello Concerto
Rory Macdonald conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello
Needing no introduction, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason will draw all the nostalgic romanticism from Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, given here in a specially commissioned slightly reduced instrumentation by George Morton to accommodate the present restrictions. Written a surprise Christmas present for his wife, and to celebrate the birth of their new son Siegfried, Richard Wagner gave the first performance of Siegfried Idyll with just 13 players outside her bedroom door 150 years ago!
The concert will be available to watch from 7pm on Tuesday 1 June, preceded by a live preconcert talk on Zoom at 7pm with BBC Radio 3 broadcaster and author Stephen Johnson, and a post-concert Zoom q and a session with musicians, conductors and staff in a sort of ‘post-match analysis’, where you can ask questions and participate. Further information on how to join the Zoom will be sent to you after you purchase a ticket.
- Individual – £10
- Supporter – £15
- Superstar (what you would normally pay to attend a live concert) – £32
You can watch the video at any point without the Zoom element. Please note on demand videos will only be available for 30 days from the date of initial broadcast.
* Please note that you need to be logged in to view the video after you have purchased it.
1 June 5:45 PM CDT
International Music Foundation – The Schubert Cello Quintet
Franz Schubert – String Quintet in C Major, D. 956
- Stephanie Jeong and Gina DiBello, violins
- Lawrence Neuman, viola
- Brant Taylor, cello
- Kenneth Olsen, cello
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2 June 7 PM CET
ARABESQUE – Simon Abdilla Joslin (Violoncello)
Gaulitana: A Festival of Music (14th Ed.)
‘Virtually a Cappella’ – 3
ARABESQUE – Simon Abdilla Joslin (Violoncello)
(Filmed at the Museum of Sculpture (Old Church), Xewkija)
The concert will be streamed on the Gaulitana YouTube page.
3 June 12 PM PDT (available through 16 June)
John Bennett | Noonday Concert Series Online
Cellist John Bennett show how using the bow is like both singing vowels and articulating consonants.
About this event
Cellist John Bennett is very interested in the parallels between playing the cello and singing. He will show how using the bow is like both singing vowels and articulating consonants, and will demonstrate with the vocal and dance music of J. S. Bach.
Watch the Concert Video: June 3 – 16
The video goes live at noon on June 3 . Go to the Portland Conservatory of Music’s homepage for viewing.
3 June 3 PM EDT
Cellist Melody Giron & Violist Celia Hatton
A performance by cellist Melody Giron and violist Celia Hatton, presented in partnership with the Sphinx Organization
About this event
Cellist Melody Giron has performed in the United States, Europe, South and Central America, and China with orchestras, chamber groups, and as a soloist, at venues including Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, and Madison Square Garden. She is actively engaged in new music projects, most recently in May 2018 when she played the world premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Spinning for three cellos and voice as well as Ted Hearne’s world premiere of Place in October 2018 at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Giron also frequents the pop music world, where she has toured with Sara Bareilles on her Amidst The Chaos Tour in 2019.
5 and 6 June (Reserve Your Time – Selling Out Fast!)
2021 Vancouver International Children’s Festival – A Piece of You
Performance artist, cellist, and composer Greg Sinclair
We all have a story to tell, what’s yours? Imagine telling your story and then having it turned into a song! A Piece of You is a live intimate and interactive performance for children and their families; a private concert for just your household. Using the video conferencing tool Zoom, award-winning performance artist, cellist and composer Greg Sinclair will get to know you and your family. Like a musical portrait, Greg will transform your thoughts and feelings into your very own music score using colourful and expressive graphic notation. He then plays your music on his cello, in this unique performance all about you.
7 June 3 PM EDT
Jamal Aliyev (cello) and Sam Armstrong (piano)
WWF presents dynamic duo Jamal Aliyev (cello) and Sam Armstrong (piano).
About this event
Schumann: Drei Fantasiestucke op. 73
Tchaikovsky: Nocturne op. 19 no 4
Franck: Sonata in A major
Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody Op. 68
Online Programs and Events
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 Start means 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.
Join us for this very special Creative Break workshop, a collaboration between Dance/Movement Therapist, Minh Bui (Vietnamese), and cellist, Bryan Charles Wilson (American); presented by Theatre of Eternal Values – America. In this soothing and refreshing online workshop, students will have a chance to journey into the wisdom of the moving body, unlocking playfulness, emotion and imagination. Through stretches and gentle movement, Minh will guide participants to discover the stories the body can express, while Bryan’s live cello music will inspire and support this exploration.
Participation is free and interactive. Book a free ticket here.
31 May 7:30 PM EDT
Inside Chamber Music: Haydn’s Trio in E major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Hob. XV:28
In this lecture, composer, radio personality and CMS Resident Lecturer Bruce Adolphe is joined by CMS artists to examine Haydn’s Trio in E major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Hob. XV:28. Composed six years after Mozart’s death, this piano trio shows Haydn as a mature master of great subtlety.
Tickets are $15.
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.
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we will inform you about the possible acceptance as soon as possible.
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5 June – 1 August
The 3rd WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2021
Most of the events are in June, and the Cello Academy is from 26 July – 1 August. Click here for the entire program.
- WFCF Cello Concerts
- Underground Lunchtime Recitals (in the historic Victoria Line carriage)
- Cello Weekend
- Make Music Day
The CELLO ACADEMY – Online Summer Cello Master Classes via Zoom / Skype: 26 July – 1 August
Individual Online Cello Lessons will take place daily from Monday 26th July till Sunday 1st August 2021 @ ca 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (ca 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!
For more details follow #WFCF21 @WalthamForestCelloFest, book your course here.
The Cello Museum will be giving a presentation on 6 June at 4 PM London / 11 AM New York / 8 L.A.
Cincinnati Young Artists One-Day Cello Intensive
VCA Directors Dr. Sarah Kim, Alan Rafferty & Avi Friedlander are pleased to invite intermediate and advanced pre-college students to the June One-Day Intensive with clinicians Pam Devenport, Nancy Hair, Kirsten Cassel Greer & Laura Usisken. Registration now open!
Book 4-6 schedule (Eastern Time Zone)
- 11:00-11:50 Warmups Nancy Hair
- 12:00-12:50 Vibrato Pam Devenport
- 1:00-1:50 Lunch
- 2:00-2:50 Technique Kirsten Greer
- 3:00-3:50 Rock and Chops Avi Friedlander
- 4:00-5:00 Effective Practice Avi Friedlander
Book 7+ schedule(Eastern Time Zone)
11:00-11:50 Vibrato Pam Devenport
12:00-12:50 Technique Kirsten Greer
2:00-2:50 J.S. Bach Class Laura Usiskin
3:00-3:50 Rock and Chops Avi Friedlander
4:00-5:00 Mindful Practice Sarah Kim
- $75 before May 15/$90 after
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*
28 June – 1 July
Exploring Bach’s Musical Language in the Cello Suites
Join Levine Faculty Cellist Dr. Joseph Gotoff as he dives deep into J.S. Bach’s musical language regarding the solo string instrument in his Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello. Dr. Gotoff shares his insights from a lifetime of research and performance of these great pieces.
This course is open to all instrumentalists and music lovers alike. Dr. Gotoff performs a selection from the suites during each class. The week culminates in a short concert.
For more information, please contact Patrick LeStrange, Strings Department Chair, at (202) 686-8000 x1110, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is $119.
30 June application deadline
The Classics for Kids Foundation believes that playing a stringed instrument can transform a child, giving them experiences and skills that can help make them more successful in life.
To advance this mission, the foundation invites applications for its matching grant program. Through the program, grants will be awarded to schools or nonprofit organizations to support the incorporation of string instruments into music education programs. All instruments in the string family are supported (including guitars and ukuleles). Programs must serve children from kindergarten through grade twelve.To be eligible, applicants must have nonprofit status and be based in the United States.See the Classics for Kids Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
Virtual Cello Academy Session II: Intermediate/Early Advanced registration is now open. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to study with world class faculty from the comfort of your home August 2-6, 2021! Early registration deadline is June 15th.
VCA Intermediate Director Avi Friedlander will be joined on the faculty by Zachary Sweet, Melissa Solomon, Alex Croxton & Rick Mooney, for VCA Session II: Intermediate/Early Advanced. Don’t miss out on a great week of all things cello for students in Suzuki Book 4-10 or equivalent.
26-31 August (1 July application deadline)
New Millennium International Online and Hybrid Master Classes
The New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival is constantly adapting to COVID-19. We are happy to announce that in 2021, the master classes of the NMICMF are offering as many opportunities and as much flexibility as possible to its students.
Committed to offering generous support to artists and music students during this difficult time, the 2020 edition offered a one-session online full-scholarship masterclass for highly talented participants with our world-renowned faculty.
This year, we will offer the same opportunity PLUS the option to participate in the full course (a total of three lessons) online, or if the situation allows, in person in Budapest.
Piano: Josu de Solaun (Spain)
Violin: Miranda Liu (USA/Hungary)
Cello: Bartosz Koziak (Poland)
Flute: Noémi Győri (Hungary/UK)
Clarinet: Csaba Pálfi (Hungary)
Harp: Klára Babel (Hungary)
Application fee: €30 View details here.
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.
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.
Previous Concerts Still Available
Available through 30 May 2021 (from 22 May 5:30, 8 PM BST)
Northern Chamber Orchestra with Matthew Sharp, cello & baritone
Warlock Capriol suite
Mozart Madamina, il catalogo e questo (Don Giovanni)
Holst Brook Green suite
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme Op. 33
Our Artist in Association Matthew Sharp (cello and baritone) returns to the NCO fold for our final concert of our 2020-21 season in Macclesfield. Matthew is internationally recognised as both a compelling classical artist and a fearless pioneer, who can just as easily turn his hand to remarkable cello-playing as he can to mesmerising audiences with his vibrant baritone. He returns to the North to close our season as we play to a live audience for the first time since December 2020.
The concert is available to view from 23-30 May with the purchase of a streaming pass (£15.00).
Available through Friday 30 July 2021 (from 7 May 7:30 PM BST)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chamber Concert – Cello Jewels, Aleksei Kiseliov, Cello, and Alasdair Beatson, Piano
Beethoven Variations in F major on ‘Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen’ for Cello and Piano
Beethoven Cello Sonata No5
R Strauss Cello Sonata
Dvořák Silent Woods for Cello and Piano
Each player in the RSNO is a star in their own right – and when you get them on their own, they’ve got some great stories to tell! For the RSNO’s Principal Cello Aleksei Kiseliov, that means teaming up with pianist Alasdair Beatson in the ebullient Cello Sonata by the youthful Richard Strauss. Add Beethoven at his most exuberant, plus a moment of sheer magic from the Czech forests, and you’ve got a concert that’s small in scale but huge in personality.
This performance was recorded by BBC Radio 3.
Household ticket: $21. Price excludes VAT (added at the point of purchase).
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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