Are You Ready to
Are you Ready to
A national festival for young cellists took place on Friday 13th to Sunday 15th April 2018
Are you Ready to Go Cello!
Go Cello! is a national celebration of the cello for young cellists grades 1-8+ taking place in the exciting maritime locale of Greenwich. Historic treasures like the Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum nearby, along with our world-class faculty, will inspire our journey through three days of performances and a range of classes exploring repertoire, technique, improvisation and more.
Go Cello! will culminate in a festive concert by the Senior and Junior Cello Ensembles and South East Camerata on the Museum’s famous Great Map, exploring our seafaring heritage through three world premieres inspired by the Museum’s collections. We welcome you, your family and friends to join us for a once-in-a-lifetime event celebrating the instrument we all love to play!
Presented by the London Cello Society, in partnership with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance and the National Maritime Museum. We wish to thank all our partners, Meridian Primary School, South East Camerata and all our sponsors for their generous support of this cello adventure.
Professor Anthony Bowne – Principal of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
“Trinity Laban is proud to join the London Cello Society and Royal Museums Greenwich in the unique opportunity presented by Go Cello! to fulfil our shared aims of bringing music to young people, and young people to music.
We look forward to welcoming cellists from across the UK, as well as local schools, to our beautiful, World Heritage home at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich in this celebration of all things “cello”, while introducing them to the exciting venues of the Cutty Sark and National Maritime Museum and our own junior and senior students and staff. The music presented, including several world premieres, will closely reflect local history, associated with global maritime adventure, exploration and discovery, in an inspiring mix of old stories, often told with a modern twist.”
Maureen Stringer Morrison – Stringers
We are delighted to sponsor this wonderful initiative which will support, nurture and enthuse young cellists. Stringers has a special interest in supplying well set up cellos to children and students at all levels – and Go Cello! clearly shares our passion for access to excellence at every stage. Maureen Morris, Director of Stringers Edinburgh & London.
Julian Lloyd Webber – Go Cello! Honorary Patron
As Honorary Patron of Go Cello! the United Kingdom’s first cello festival devoted entirely to our young cello talent, I am delighted to welcome our brilliant teachers and students to this immersive and creative experience.
As a strong believer in music education for all, I am delighted by the opportunity for teachers to become part of the festival. New and longstanding pedagogy practices will be explored in the course Teaching the Young Cellist by notable practitioners of our art.
Go Cello! is a celebration of our great young talent and our enduring love for the cello.
Go Cello! Directors
- Selma Gokcen
- David Kenedy
- Oliver Mansfield
- William Bruce
- Penny Driver
- Helen Neilson
- Miriam Roycroft
- Matthew Sharp
- Alison Wells