Join the interactive conversation on CelloChat with our incredible hosts, on Sundays this spring! All Chats take place at 8 PM ET unless otherwise noted. All Chats are broadcast via Facebook Live on the CelloBello Facebook page: March 12 ROBERT JESSELSON University of South Carolina April 2 MARTHA BALDWIN Cleveland Orchestra April 9 NORMAN FISCHER The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University April 16 YEESUN KIM Borromeo String Quartet, New England Conservatory April 23 ROBERT DEMAINE Los Angeles Philharmonic May 14 JEFFREY ZEIGLER Mannes College at The New School May 21 DAVID YING Eastman School of Music May 28 INBAL SEGEV Amerigo Trio PAST CELLOCHATS THIS SEASON: FIVE SPECIAL CHATS CELEBRATING THE CELLO SUITES OF J.S. BACH January 29 "Bowings in Bach - A Topic That Never Goes Away!" LAURENCE LESSER [...]
The six solo suites of J.S. Bach (composed 1717–1723) are so central to the life of every cellist, young and old, amateur and professional, that we don't really need an anniversary year to celebrate them. Yet, while historians are unable to tell us in precisely which years they were written, many feel it’s possible that Bach began composing them exactly 300 years ago, in the year 1717. The wildest science fiction of Bach’s day could never have predicted the Internet, that the music of this modest composer in the little German town of Cöthen would be revered and celebrated worldwide with livestreamed concerts, CelloChats, master classes and blogs. But that is exactly what we are doing on CelloBello! Nothing could be more central to a website devoted to the cello, than the celebration [...]
CelloBello pays tribute to the extraordinary American cellist Marcy Rosen on the occasion of her 60th birthday! Check out her interviews Learning from Your Students, Left Hand Positions and Vibrato, and her wonderful master class on the Dvorak Concerto. And there’s more of Marcy coming soon! Watch for her masterclass on the Mendelssohn D Major Sonata, and two additional interviews: The Bow Makes Expression Bow Arm Fundamentals For more about Marcy, read this terrific interview.