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Current Date
  • 4:00 PM

    Greenwich String Ensemble



Past Events

29/11/20207:00 PM / 8:30 PM

Pure Beethoven with Andrew Shulman and Fabio Bidini

World renowned cellist Andrew Shulman performs Beethoven cello sonatas no. 4 and no. 5 with brilliant pianist Fabio Bidini. Andrew was principal cello with the Philharmonia, Academy of St. Martin's and Los Angeles Philharmonic, recorded 26 albums with the Britten Quartet and has played as soloist with the London Chamber Orchestra, LA Chamber Orchestra, LA Philharmonic and the Philharmonia Orchestra. Fabio Bidini has performed as concerto soloist with the LSO at the Barbican and the Philharmonia at the Royal Festival Hall. He is also a professor at the Colburn School, as is Andrew at USC. Andrew and Fabio also work together in Los Angeles Piano Trio. Hennessey Brown Music provides you with a chance to attend a virtual event from the comfort and safety of your own home. You can ask questions in a Zoom Room to the musicians before the concert. Then you will be given access to YouTube for a beautiful concert directly from Los Angeles. Andrew and Fabio perform Beethoven's last cello sonatas numbers 4 and 5. High quality audio and video guaranteed. You can watch the YouTube concert from 19.30 [GMT, UTC] and it's yours to keep.
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22/11/20202:00 PM / 4:00 PM

Shirley Smart Sextet – London Jazz Festival

Building on her praised debut album 'Long Story Short', Shirley extends her trio to a sextet, and presents a new programme drawing on the evocative world of Middle Eastern melodies, dance grooves and jazz improvisation. Acknowledged as one of the UK's most versatile and creative cellists, Shirley Smart is equally at home and well versed in jazz, folk, Middle Eastern and World Music. Building on her acclaimed debut album 'Long Story Short', she now extends her trio to a sextet, and presents a new programme drawing on the evocative world of Middle Eastern melodies, dance grooves and jazz improvisation. Long influenced by Israeli bassist Omer Avital, her music aims to bring these two worlds together and explore the world between. She is joined by a line-up of some of London’s leading jazz musicians, all of whom also have shared interests in music from around the world, and their intersections with jazz. Promo Video : LINE - UP Shirley Smart – Cello Tim Quicke – Trumpet James Arben – Tenor Sax/Flute John Crawford – Piano Liran Donin – Bass Demi Garcia Sabat – Drums/Percussion Originally trained under Raphael Wallfisch at the Guildhall School of Music and Janos Starker in Paris. Shirley subsequently moved to Jerusalem where she where she studied and performed and absorbed the rich and overlapping worlds of North African, Arabic, Turkish and Balkan music as well as jazz, working with some of the regions leading artists, including Avishai Cohen, Omer Avital, Khaled Jubran, Sabreen and Yasmin Levy. She has worked with many leading jazz and World Music artists, including Antonio Forcione, Mulato Astatke, Gilad Atzmon, Issie Barratt’s ‘Interchange’, Neil Cowley, Robert Mitchell and Alice Zawadzki. Her debut album ‘Long Story Short’, released in 2018, was critically acclaimed, and she has since performed at festivals around the UK and Europe, including the London Jazz Festival, and Vivacello, Moscow. Highlights in 2020 included Biennale Festival at Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Birmingham Jazz Festival and a UK tour.
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24/10/20203:00 PM

New Cello School in Spain with Bernard Gregor-Smith and Helen Downham

Casa Ana Creative Retreats Centre
Calle Artesa 7, Ferreirola, Granada, 18414, Spain
Make your way to the mountains near Granada for an unforgettable week of music-making in the company of other cellists. Your tutors will be Bernard Gregor Smith, founder member of the Lindsay String Quartet, and co-teacher Helen Downham. This week will be ideal for you if you play the cello to Grade 8 + standard, and would like to work on technique, specific repertoire and interpretation in an inspiring environment. The week’s programme will include individual tuition, masterclasses, practice time, cello ensemble playing, rehearsing with an accompanist and even music-making in the local bar. And of course, a concert by students and teachers with a party on the final evening. In addition there will be time to explore the Alpujarra and to visit the historic city of Granada. The Cello School is based at Casa Ana, a guest house and creative retreat centre in the peaceful Alpujarra village of Ferreirola. Casa Ana is known for its stylish and comfortable accommodation, fabulous cooking and stunning views of the Trevelez river gorge and the mountains beyond.
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19/10/20206:00 PM

Cello Orchestra Course

Benslow Music
Benslow Lane
Jenny Curtis once again introduces cellists to works transcribed or originally written for cellos in anything from three to eight parts. There’ll be the usual gentle encouragement and enjoyment, and we’ll work hard together in order to improve technique and gain insight into issues of interpretation. Jenny will specify the music and allocate the parts - suitable to your level of playing - well in advance, so we advise you to apply as early as possible so that you arrive well prepared. Resident: £420 Non-Resident: £320
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14/09/20206:00 PM

Cello Workshop with Jenny Curtis

Benslow Music
Benslow Lane
Jenny will lead the course in such a way as to encourage cellists to gain confidence in performing in front of the other members of the course. We will explore technical issues together with appropriate exercises and we will practise strategies and techniques of performance with an accompanist. The atmosphere of the course will be one of support and encouragement. It will be a great opportunity to spend more time on the demands of solo performing, how to prepare for exams and how to manage the psychology of performing. Resident: £420 Non-Resident: £320
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All Things Cello 2020

"All Things Cello", in association with The David Ferguson Memorial Prize, are holding TWO VIRTUAL SUMMER COURSES FOR CELLISTS from the 10th - 12th (Pre Grade 1 - 5) and the 16th - 18th August (Grades 6 - 8+)! The courses will involve masterclasses, group talks/classes about posture/technique/breathing/nerves etc and learning cello ensemble pieces! Course C also involves two exciting talks from Maria Zachariadou (Assistant Principal BBC Philharmonic) and Christian Elliott (Principal Irish Chamber Orchestra/cellist of Zehetmair Quartet)! Students are also invited to submit a recording of them playing their part for a final recording showing everyone performing together!
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WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST Cello Academy – Online Summer Cello Master Classes via Zoom

The 2nd WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2020 in London invites you to the CELLO ACADEMY - Online Summer Cello Master Classes via Zoom / Skype. Individual Online Cello Lessons will take place daily from Monday 3rd August till Sunday 9th August 2020 @ cca 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (cca 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. > Book it Today< All ages (4-99), levels (Initial Grade, Grades 1-8) and abilities (beginner, student, advanced) are welcome! For more details visit and . | | HELP US: SUBSCRIBE: SUPPORT: BOOK: #WalthamForestCelloFest #WFCF20
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Waltham Forest Cello Fest needs your help

WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST needs your help As you can imagine the Covid-19 epidemic already affected our festival. Similarly as millions of people everywhere. Out of concern for the safety of our public and musicians, and in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we have decided to postpone some of our concerts for a later dates and to introduce various cello projects online. Please consider supporting the 2nd WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2020 in London. To help us to resume our cello concert and recitals, to support our cellists affected by COVID-19 and to bring our cello activities online to you. > Donate Today < Thank you for helping us to survive this difficult time. For more details visit and .
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27/07/20203:00 PM

Suzuki Cello Experience (online edition) 2020

The final week is now ahead for applications to the Suzuki Cello Experience - booking closes 10th July.  A wonderful course running 27th July - 2nd August online for cello students from around the world working in Suzuki books 7-9+.  Classes are also open to cello students from any educational system and former Suzuki cello students up to age 18 who know the set repertoire for the group classes, detailed below. Course fees €285. Students will receive a daily group cello class, a daily individual lesson and a daily enrichment activity including Baroque workshops with Roel Dieltens; Improvisation sessions with Marta Roma and Yoga and Mindfulness with Laurent Roure. Group cello classes will be given by Carey Beth Hockett, Pamela Devenport and Brendan Conroy - all highly experienced teachers. Set repertoire for group classes - to be prepared in advance: Book 7: Popper Gavotte and Von Paradis Sicilienne Book 8: Sammartini Sonata (2nd and 3rd movements) and Saint-Saenz Allegro Appassionato Book (: Haydn C Major Concert (1st movement) Read more about our fantastic faculty and apply via our website.  Apply soon to guarantee a place!  Small course, only accepting 16 students in total, so students will receive close attention in group sessions. Group classes also open to teacher observers.  Visit our website to register.
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25/07/20207:00 PM / 8:00 PM

Wallfisch-Comberti duos

Usually at this time of year Raphael Wallfisch and Sebastian Comberti are running the increasingly popular Cello Classsics Summer Course in Tereglio, Tuscany. This year, with the course cancelled, we have decided to bring a little of our collaboration home to Bishopstone, East Sussex, with a short programme of Duos, in a Zoomed concert, hosted by Seaford Music Society. More details here:-
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