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.
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
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 [email protected]
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: www.bbc.co.uk/events/
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
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
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,
Happy New Year and thanks to all of you who gave us a very successful Christmas Auction. We have raised over £2000 for our cello pursuits and hope to return you as much in exciting presentations for the year 2016.
Holiday Greetings from the London Cello Society! To celebrate the season, we are delighted to present a silent online auction co-sponsored by Bridgewood & Neitzert, one of the UK’s leading violin dealers, restorers and makers of fine instruments. We acknowledge their support gratefully and hope you will bring them your custom in the year ahead. This silent online auction is a chance to purchase that perfect seasonal gift for friends