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  • 7:30 PM

    ‘Solo Cello Music’ album launch

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03/06/20247:30 PM / 9:30 PM

‘Solo Cello Music’ album launch

7.30pm - 3rd June - St Ethelburga's, EC2N 4AG - To celebrate the release of his new album of four solo cello suites, Colin Alexander will perform the entirety of 'Solo Cello Music' live in this beautiful medieval church.
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25/05/20249:30 AM

Cello Weekend at the Menuhin School

Yehudi Menuhin School
Cobham Road, Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey, KT11 3QQ
08/04/20249:30 AM / 4:30 PM

SLYO Cello Choir – Spring Course 2024

James Allen’s Girls’ School
144 East Dulwich Grove
3 Day Specialist Cello Choir Course run by South London Youth Orchestra for Cellists - Grade 4 - 7, aged 10+
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12/03/20244:30 PM / 10:00 PM

Cello Day at the North London Festival

Free Church
Hampstead Garden Suburb
Please see for the North London Festival of Music, Speech and Drama, which will run from Tuesday 12th March and includes several string classes for cellos. In particular, there is a cello day on Monday 25th March, adjudicated by Sarah Kazanowski. The closing date is Friday 1st March.
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12/11/20233:00 PM / 4:30 PM

Shirley Smart Trio

Crazy Coqs
20 Sherwood St, London W1B 5AP
Shirley Smart Trio Live at Bimhuis Acknowledged as one of the UK’s most versatile and creative cellists, Shirley is equally at home and well versed in jazz, folk, Middle Eastern and World Music, as well as classical, and her music draws upon this rich tapestry of influences. Originally trained under Raphael Wallfisch at the Guildhall School of Music, and Janos Starker in Paris, she 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 region’s leading artists, including Avishai Cohen, Omer Avital, Khaled Jubran, Sabreen and Yasmin Levy. Since returning to the UK, Shirley has quickly garnered a formidable reputation with her own groups and has worked with many leading jazz and World Music artists, including Antonio Forcione, Mulatu 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 have performed at festivals around the UK and Europe, including the London Jazz Festival, and Vivacello, Moscow. Highlights for 2020 the Biennale Festival at Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Birmingham Jazz Festival and a UK tour. Shirley is Professor of Musicianship and Improvisation at the Royal College of Music and Lecturer in Music at Kent University.
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William Jack & Midori Jaeger – Live at the Camden Chapel

The Camden Chapel
Top Floor, The London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB
Join London cellists/songwriters William Jack and Midori Jaeger Live at the Camden Chapel. _____________________________ William Jack is a multi-style cellist, guitarist and songwriter from South Australia. He is best known for incorporating his jazz guitar background into an unconventional style of cello playing, with a passion for breaking boundaries between genres and cultures. His music transitions seamlessly from virtuosic folk/bluegrass compositions to non-Western sound worlds. After finishing classical studies in Vienna, William moved to London, and has recently performed his solo works from his debut album ‘This Old Cello Box’ on BBC Introducing London and Radio 3. William was selected to perform as a 'New Folk' songwriter at the 2023 Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. He has been fortunate to work with numerous world-renowned artists, including Tom Rosenthal, Joseph Lawrence, Fryars, Hari & Sukmani and Laure Chan. William enjoys exploring the ever-expanding capabilities of string instruments and bringing the cello into new territories. _____________________________ Cellist, singer and songwriter midori jaeger has paved her own intricate and intriguing soundworld with pizzicato cello riffs and serene vocals gliding effortlessly through warm, groove-led songs. Having taken a degree in classical cello at the Royal Academy of Music in London, midori performs, records, and co-writes with various artists around the world, as well as creating her own music.
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05/10/20237:30 PM / 9:30 PM

Pablo Casals Memorial Concert

Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ
The vibrant Barcelona Youth Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Carlos Checa commemorates the 50th anniversary of the passing of Pau Casals, an exceptional artist who excelled not only as a cellist but also as a conductor, pedagogue and humanist. Casals’ influence on the arts and society of the last century was immense, and this concert aims to pay tribute to his musical legacy. The programme includes a dash of Casals’ own Catalan heritage, the sardana ‘Sant Martí del Canigó’ followed by Goyesca’s Intermezzo by Enrique Granados, a close friend of Casals. To complete the first half of the concert, cellist Laura Peribañez Artero will join as soloist for a rendition of Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei. Johannes Brahms featured prominently in Casals’ concert programmes, with the cellist having extensively performed and recorded Brahms’ Double Concerto and sonatas. The Barcelona Youth Symphony Orchestra will close the programme with a performance of his First Symphony. This concert is supported by the Spanish Embassy in the UK, the Delegation of the Catalan Government in the UK & Ireland and NPro. It is organised in partnership with the Cervantes Institute and the Iberian & Latin American Music Society as part of Echoes Festival 2023.
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02/09/20239:00 AM

Lambeth Orchestra Study Weekend

Wheatsheaf Hall
South Lambeth Road, SW8 2UP
Lambeth Orchestra is holding a Study Weekend on Strauss' Alpine Symphony and is very short on cellos! We have Adrian Bradbury (principal cellist at London Sinfonietta) leading string sectionals. 2-3 September, Wheatsheaf Hall (nr Vauxhall or Nine Elms underground) Email [email protected] for more information
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15/07/20239:30 PM / 10:30 PM

Solo cello

Little angel theatre
14 Dagmar passage
9.30 pm Little Angel Theatre Solo Cello J.S. Bach ~ 2 Suites for Solo Cello No. 5, BWV 1,011 No. 3, BWV 1,009 Miguel Ángel Villeda Cerón - Cello Part of the Islington Festival of Music and Art Info and tickets -
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15/07/20238:30 PM / 11:00 PM

Shirley Smart Trio

Toulouse Latrec
140 Newington Butts, Kennington SE11 4RN
Acclaimed cellist leads her North African/Middle Eastern infused jazz trio at the Toulouse Latrec venue in London Line-Up Shirley Smart - cello John Crawford - piano Demi Garcia Sabat - piano Live at Bimhuis, Amsterdam
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