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Past Events

14/05/20224:00 PM / 5:30 PM

Greenwich String Ensemble

St George’s Church
43 Glenluce Rd, London SE3 7SD
Newly established string ensemble for children grade 1-5 would be delighted to welcome more cellists (violins and violas too) to join their forces. First rehearsal will take place this Saturday 24th April and will run for 6 consecutive weeks with concert on 29th May. Anyone interested please get in touch with [email protected] for more information
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07/05/20224:00 PM / 5:30 PM

Greenwich String Ensemble

St George’s Church
43 Glenluce Rd, London SE3 7SD
Newly established string ensemble for children grade 1-5 would be delighted to welcome more cellists (violins and violas too) to join their forces. First rehearsal will take place this Saturday 24th April and will run for 6 consecutive weeks with concert on 29th May. Anyone interested please get in touch with [email protected] for more information
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30/04/20224:00 PM / 5:30 PM

Greenwich String Ensemble

St George’s Church
43 Glenluce Rd, London SE3 7SD
Newly established string ensemble for children grade 1-5 would be delighted to welcome more cellists (violins and violas too) to join their forces. First rehearsal will take place this Saturday 24th April and will run for 6 consecutive weeks with concert on 29th May. Anyone interested please get in touch with [email protected] for more information
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23/04/20224:00 PM / 5:30 PM

Greenwich String Ensemble

St George’s Church
43 Glenluce Rd, London SE3 7SD
Newly established string ensemble for children grade 1-5 would be delighted to welcome more cellists (violins and violas too) to join their forces. First rehearsal will take place this Saturday 24th April and will run for 6 consecutive weeks with concert on 29th May. Anyone interested please get in touch with [email protected] for more information
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24/03/20228:00 PM / 9:15 PM

Bruno Philippe: Bach Suites at Spotlight Chamber Concerts

Cecil Sharp House
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, NW1 7AY
This series of Spotlight Chamber Concerts concludes with three of Bach’s Cello Suites performed by the star French cellist Bruno Philippe, of whom Gramophone Magazine writes, “his tone is simply glorious”. Philippe’s recording of the complete Bach Cello Suites will be released by prestigious label Harmonia Mundi later in 2022. Spotlight Chamber Concerts brings some of the world’s finest classical musicians to Cecil Sharp House for its third series. With the audience seated in the dark and in the round, and dramatic lighting centred only on the performers, this series of outstanding concerts and recitals is the ideal place to focus solely on the immersive experience of live music. “An unforgettable experience … a bright light in a dim world” (Audience feedback) “Immersive and dramatic” Opera Today Programme: Bach, Suite No.1 in G major, BWV 1007 Bach, Suite No. 4 in E-flat major, BWV 1010 Bach, Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
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27/02/20229:00 AM / 12:00 PM

Phase 1 Colourstrings Teacher Training for Violin, Viola and Cello

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Tutors: Géza Szilvay, Csaba Szilvay and Yvonne Wyroslawska with Rachel Erdos and Maryan Balkwill This intensive course introduces the basic Colourstrings teaching material and the Colourstrings approach, based on Kodaly’s concept of music education. It includes workshops on instrumental teaching, methodology and musicianship (including relative solfa). Previous Colourstrings knowledge is not necessary. After completing this course, students will receive a Certificate of Colourstrings Teaching (Phase 1). This course will run weekly on Sundays from 9am-12pm (UK) starting 27th February 2022 for 10 weeks. Limited places available Booking deadline: 30th January 2022
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23/02/202210:00 AM / 12:45 PM

Penny Driver Masterclass

St James’s Church
197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL
The Susanne Beer Cello Corner Foundation is hosting a cello masterclass with Penny Driver at St James' Islington on Saturday March 19th, from 10-12:45. We are looking for six cellists to take part in the masterclass. The cost is £40 for performers, £10 for observers (this means a student cellist) and free for all parents and guardians. Each participant will have 25 minutes to perform their piece and have a public lesson with Penny, plus observe the other five lessons. The piece should be roughly 5 minutes or can be part of a longer piece or movement. The pianist is Yoko Misumi of the Greenwich Trio and her fee on the day is included in the cost. An advance rehearsal can be arranged directly with Yoko Misumi at additional cost. Please send either a recommendation from your teacher or a video of yourself to [email protected] Deadline for entry is March the 9th. We hope many of you will apply and also attend as it should be a great day for all aspiring cellists. Penny Driver is a recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral cellist. She was Co-principal with Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and plays regularly with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. She is cellist of Ostara Chamber Players, who began giving concerts in a Finsbury Park front garden during the first lockdown and now give occasional Sunday morning concerts in the Park Theatre. Penny teaches at Wells Cathedral School, one of the UK’s five specialist music schools, where she attracts students internationally, many of whom go on to win scholarships to the major conservatoires in London, Europe and the USA. She is regularly invited to give performance classes to undergraduate and masters students at the Royal Academy of Music and was for many years Professor of Cello at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. Penny is a dedicated chamber music teacher too, both as part of her work at Wells and in London where she co-directs con spirito chamber music Sundays (www.conspirito.co.uk) together with pianist Tamar Andrusier. Penny studied the cello with Ralph Kirshbaum, whilst taking a degree in Russian at Cambridge University, and as a postgraduate at the Royal Northern College of Music. She was awarded a Countess of Munster scholarship to study with Marc Johnson of the Vermeer Quartet in the USA where she was a finalist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s concerto competition. She completed her studies in Moscow with legendary Russian teacher Natalia Shakhovskaya. http://www.pennydriver.co.uk/
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16/02/20229:00 AM / 12:00 PM

COLOURSTRINGS PHASE 1 ONLINE TEACHER TRAINING COURSE CELLO with CSABA SZILVAY assisted by Maryan Balkwill

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VIOLIN and VIOLA with GEZA SZILVAY, assisted by Rachel Erdos. In addition to workshops on instrumental teaching, Yvonne Wroslawska will lead musicianship sessions based on the Colourstrings material, including the use of relative solfa. Sundays 9am – 12 noon (UK time) This session is part of the 10-week online course introducing the Colourstrings approach to string teaching based on Kodaly’s concept of music education. Previous knowledge of Colourstrings is not necessary. After completing this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Colourstrings Teaching (Phase 1) and will be able to continue to Phase 2. For further information please contact Maryan Balkwill [email protected]
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25/11/202112:00 AM

Cherubim Cello Competition

COMPETITION for the loan of two valuable mid-19thC cellos to advanced cellists. Both cellos are mature instruments with powerful tone. A) Collin-Mezin ‘Rothermere’ cello,without bow. Hear it here https://youtu.be/7JwcC6m1jdc B) ‘Rocke’ cello attr. G Corsby with Buthod bow. Hear it here https://youtu.be/c_sKucI8sNI T&C. Entrants must be first study cellists aged 15-25, at (or intending to study at) a music college or university based within 200 miles of London. The loan is offered for five years, with an annual charge of £600pa, including insurance. Entries by 31 Dec 2021. £15 entry fee. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an audition on their preferred cello in London in mid-January. Further details online at http://cherubimtrust.org/cello-competition
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05/10/202112:00 PM / 7:00 PM

The Breathing Bow

Hampstead Quaker Meeting House,
120 Heath Street, London, NW3 1DR
Following on from the live discussion between Peter Blackaby and Ruth Phillips for the London Cello Society on October 3, Ruth Phillips and Jane Fenton (who trained to become a yoga teacher with Peter) are delighted to finally be together again LIVE, through the European String Teachers' Association, sharing what they love best: The Breath! In this one-day workshop for string players, they will offer simple mindfulness and yoga-based practices that have completely transformed their own experience of practice and performance. Together they will invite you to explore the vital balance between tension and release, planning and the present moment, doing and non-doing, all through the window of this great and simple teacher within us – the inhale and the exhale. We hope you will leave the workshop feeling calmer, refreshed and more embodied, ready to re-enter your musical life with joy, ease and confidence.
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