Cello courses and events

Welcome to our Cello Courses and Events page, for an insight into some of the wonderful experiences available to cellists this year. If you are running a course or event and would like to publish details here, just email up to 100 words to us and/or send an image with a link and we’ll publish the material on this page.


with Hannah Roberts and other distinguished tutors

The intensive six-week summer program for gifted violin, viola,  cello and select piano students is held on the campus of Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia – in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. In addition to the main program, the Institute also offers the prestigious (and tuition-free) Ashkenasi /Kirshbaum Chamber Music Seminar for emerging professionals (June 21 – August 7), and a two-week Double Bass Studio & Workshop, (July 22 – August 7).

For application information for our other programs, please see the following pages:

Baroque Vocal Workshop

HeifetzPEG program for younger students ages 9-13

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The North York Moors Chamber Music Festival is now in its 13th year and prides itself on promoting great (and sometimes challenging) chamber music, affordable for curious audiences whilst also embracing the area’s history, architecture and landscape. It explodes the myth that classical music has elitist barriers because we’ve been engaging with the local community right from the start (even when Peter Maxwell Davies was our Patron and we began to programme some seriously radical repertoire!), ensuring that over 75% of our audiences are local and always full.

See more here: www.northyorkmoorsfestival.com


Cellist Julia Morneweg is curating a wonderful three-day festival of four concerts and an exhibition of 100 artworks all created by classical musicians during the pandemic. Fermata festival takes place 25 -27 June at St Cuthbert’s Earl’s Court.

 There is some serious cello-involvement, both in the concert programming as well as amongst the exhibiting artists. Raphael Wallfisch will be playing the first three Bach Suites on the last night and amongst those exhibiting their artwork are Moray Welsh, Nathaniel Boyd, Clare O’Connell and Nunziatina del Vecchio. There will also be works by Stephen Hough, Roger Vignoles and Rivka Golani, amongst others. 

See more here: www.chambermusicbox.com/fermata-festival


A unique opportunity to work intensively with one of Europe’s most sought-after cellists.

Our dates for this summer are 22-27 July – please save the dates! We are delighted to confirm that our course can take place live in the wonderful setting of Malvern College this summer.

Find out more: www.facebook.com/summercellocourse/


Cello courses for all ages and standards May-July.

Visiting professors Leonid Gorokhov and Catherine Ardagh-Walter.

The Oxford Cello School (OCS) is an international cello and double bass summer school founded in 1980 by Marianne Gottfeldt to provide a unique opportunity for cellists and bassists to focus on their instrument and receive the very best tuition in an intensive environment. This remains our philosophy. Our dedicated and enthusiastic staff, as well as other course members, provide inspiration and encouragement which stimulates students to develop previously unexploited potential. Since its establishment the OCS has been proud to welcome students of all ages, backgrounds, nationalities and abilities. Our orchestras take advantage of the cello’s unrivalled versatility and have performed a vast repertoire of works from all musical eras including pieces from eminent modern composers commissioned by the OCS. We take the task of helping players to improve very seriously and our excellent staff/student relationship creates the ideal relaxed atmosphere in which to achieve fantastic results. Flexibility is always a priority and we consider the individual needs of each and every student to be of paramount importance. We look forward to working with you to make a year’s progress in a week!

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Cello courses and events - students at Oxford cello school