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12/11/20233:00 PM / 4:30 PM
Shirley Smart Trio Live at Bimhuis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y7KnRAX6ok 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.Read More
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.Read More
05/10/20237:30 PM / 9:30 PM
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.Read More
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 informationRead More
15/07/20238:30 PM / 11:00 PM
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y7KnRAX6okRead More
Come experience a day of music making as you perform in a cello orchestra led by (cellist) Professor Laura Ritchie. Repertoire ranges from folk songs to the famous 1812 Overture (with balloon canons!) All music is arranged to suit participants' individual levels, and everyone plays in a fantastic cello-orchestra that rehearses throughout the day. The day ends with a 3pm concert open to friends and family. This day brings cellists of varied abilities together to develop their performing skills and musical appreciation in a day of music making. Event Details Starts at 10:30AM Location The Chapel of the Ascension, University of Chichester, Chichester, PO19 6PE Price: £25.00 (students) £35.00 (adults)Read More
26/05/20237:30 PM / 9:45 PM
BBC Concert Orchestra Martin Yates, Conductor Raphael Wallfisch, Cello For the English Music Festival’s opening concert, patrons will be making a special pilgrimage to Dorchester Abbey to hear a rare live performance of E.J. Moeran’s glorious Cello Concerto when soloist Raphael Wallfisch joins the BBC Concert Orchestra with conductor Martin Yates. Moeran’s biographer, Dr Ian Maxwell, sets the context to this marginalised yet much-loved work in his pre-concert talk at 5:15pm at the Village Hall. Plus works by Paul Lewis, William Lloyd Webber, William Alwyn, Delius and Vaughan Williams. A dedicated mini-bus transfer ferries between Didcot Parkway station and Dorchester Abbey, see the website timetable. Signed parking is available in the village of Dorchester-on-Thames, where refreshments are available.Read More
11/04/20239:30 AM / 4:30 PM
Due to a high demand for Cello ensemble training courses, South London Youth Orchestra are running their first ever Cello Choir Course this Spring! This will be run as a 3-Day Course led by Tristan Horne, between 11-13 April at James Allen’s Girls’ School in East Dulwich, SE22 8TE The course will culminate with a performance at 5pm on 13th April. The cost of the course is £195/pupil and includes tuition and lunch each day; a sibling discount is available where more than one child wishes to attend from the same family. If keen to take part, please contact Kirsti at [email protected] for more details. For more information about the South London Youth Orchestra ('SLYO') please see our website: https://jasspa.org.uk/what-is-slyo/Read More
Dvorák: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor Op 104 English Symphony Orchestra Maja Bogdanovic, cello Kenneth Woods, conductor Based between Paris and Chicago, Serbian cellist, Maja Bogdanovic is fast becoming one of today’s most popular international virtuosi, with playing, “…gloriously honeyed, fiery, eloquent and fervent”, according to The Strad. In demand as soloist, chamber musician and recitalist, Bogdanovic made her concerto recording debut in 2014 in the Cello Concerto by the English Symphony Orchestra's Composer Laureate, Philip Sawyers, conducted by Kenneth Woods. Bogdanovic’s most recent ESO appearance saw her give the world premiere of Sawyers' Double Concerto for Violin and Cello with her husband, violinist Daniel Rowland. The Nimbus Alliance recording of the work is being released on 6 March.Read More