About the London Cello Society

About The London Cello Society

The London Cello Society promotes the art of cello playing, preserving its great traditions while encouraging its continuing development. The Society exists for the benefit of young students, professional players and teachers, for amateur players and lovers of the cello and its repertoire.

As the ‘home’ for cellists in the United Kingdom, the Society has presented some of the most exciting cello events of the concert season. From film tributes to Pierre Fournier and Bernard Greenhouse to a celebration of the French Cello School, a Russian Spectacular, a memorial tribute to Mstislav Rostropovich, Cello Olympics and our recent Simply Strad, Beyond Cello and Two Cellos events, the Society welcomes artists, teachers and specialists who offer the very best in cello playing and teaching.

Our annual season also features educational events at major venues and cellist-composer celebrations, as well as a CelloDay for young students and a special events for adult learners. The Society’s bi-annual newsletter provides a means of staying in touch with cellists and cello events around Great Britain.

Anner Bylsma Honorary Patron
Keith Harvey Chairman Emeritus 

Ralph Kirshbaum Honorary President 
Steven Isserlis Artistic Adviser

Executive Council

Selma Gokcen

Membership Secretary
Ines Day

Robert Baldock

Adam Greenwood Byrne
David Bahanovich
Justin Pearson
Oliver Mansfield
Peter Ball

Head, Adult Learner / Amateur Division
Michael Bird

Events Coordinator
Simonie Coote
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Newsletter Editor
Amy Jolly
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Cello Club Newsletter Editor
Noah Max
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James Isles
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Advisory Council

Andrea Hess
Ashok Klouda
Ben Hughes
Gemma Rosefield
Helen Neilson
Jo Cole
Julia Wagner
Leonid Gorokhov
Lionel Handy
Nathaniel Boyd
Pavlos Carvalho
Penny Driver
Rebecca Gilliver
Robert Max
Roger Lewis
Sebastian Comberti
William Bruce