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Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the Royal Wedding

The best instrument of all chosen to celebrate the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Are we partial? Of course! Hear the beautiful performance below.

Young, Gifted and Giving Back

Award-winning cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, donates thousands to old secondary school so 10 other young people can continue having cello lessons. Story from view the whole story and video here >>

Grant of £10,000

LCS is pleased to announce a grant of £10,000 just awarded for a chamber music initiative with In Harmony Lambeth cellos, part of El Sistema England and Lambeth Music Service. Under the tutelage of Cellophony, this new cello octet has yet to be named and formed, but we are already looking forward to the concert next summer. It’s going to be an exciting ride with eight young and keen cellists.

London Cello Society at Kings Place

Sam Pryce has written a review of Kate Shortt after an entertaining evening at King’s Place in London. Read the full review on The Cusp – Cello Cabaret here >>

Guy Johnston’s 300 Year Old Cello

10 years ago, Guy Johnston’s cello was broken on a trans-Atlantic flight coming back from a US tour, leading to a 7-year search for a particular cello carved meticulously 300 years ago in Rome by one of the greatest instrument makers of all time – David Tecchler. Guy was helped to buy the cello by a consortium of generous patrons and the Royal Society of Musicians. Following the 300th anniversary of his

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What’s Been Happening with the New LCS Beyond Cello Course

Here’s what’s happening in the new LCS Beyond Cello Course with star teacher Shirley Smart!  We have already learned a delicious North African “chaabi” piece called Ticaraca Tchoub…who knows what it means, but it’s wicked to listen to!  If you wish to join the class, just get in touch at

Appearance on the Andrew Marr Show & Proms

Some of the UK’s finest cellists joined forces for an appearance on the Andrew Marr show and at the Proms on Monday 25th July. It was a fabulous 12 – cello Tour de Force! Listen again:

2 London Cello Society Members in Britain’s Got Talent Semi Finals

Britain’s Got Talent is featuring two London Cello Society members (Ana Vranes and Chris Jack) in the Wednesday May 25th semi-final. They’re part of the Collaborative Orchestra and Singers. It’s going out at 7:30pm on ITV. This is the first time an orchestra has ever made the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent. You can catch up on their live audition below. Ana and Chris would love you to vote for

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How Encore Can Help Cellists

From Facebook to Uber, the internet revolution has changed all of our lives, but the music industry has been left behind. Until now, when Encore has entered the field. Founded in 2014, Encore is the UK’s largest and fastest-growing network, with over 8,000 members and hundreds more joining every week. Encore connects these musicians with paid gigs, but it’s not stopping there. It is also becoming the online home for

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AMATEURS PARADISE! – Sunday 14th February 2016 – with Corinne Morris

Happy New Year! As many of you will know, there have now been a number of very successful London Cello Society Amateur Cello Days at Michael Bird’s house in Barnes. The last one was October 2015, for the usual 8 cellists led by noted cellist Corinne Morris. In organising these events we hope to provide a learning-experience that promises to help us all to become better cellists: for example to prepare pieces more effectively and, when with other musicians,

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