Cello courses and concerts

Welcome to our Cello Courses and Concerts 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.

Heifetz 2021 Summer Institute

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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Hannah Roberts Summer Cello Masterclasses

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 hoping to have a residential course at Malvern College, but if this is not possible, we will revert to a digital course, which worked very successfully last year. More info soon…

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

Libre Piano Trio Livestream Concert

10th April – 6pm BST

After the tremendous success of February’s concert the Libre Piano Trio invites you to join them on their next musical journey. Immerse yourself in the fantasy and joie de vivre of works by Dvorak and Mendelssohn.
Enjoy a live performance full of energy, spontaneity and passion taking place in a real concert environment coming directly to your home. The concert will be streamed live and available for 24 hours (until Sunday 11th, 6pm BST).
With Irina Lyakhovskaya, Eleanor Percy, Urška Horvat and Thibault Blanchard Dubois


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