Cellists of all ages, levels and walks of life are invited to a free day of workshops, performances and masterclasses at the UK’s Birmingham Conservatoire on 27 October.
The college’s annual Cello Day is open to anyone who plays the cello, from music students to hobbyists and amateurs. The event will include sessions led by the newly appointed international chair in cello Alexander Baillie alongside cello tutors Lionel Handy, Catherine Ardagh-Walter, Eduardo Vassallo, Jane Salmon, Ulrich Heinen and Mikhail Nemtsov, all of whom teach at the conservatoire.
Louise Lansdown, head of strings at Birmingham Conservatoire, part of Birmingham City University, said: ‘The conservatoire will also be proudly presenting its two Cello Ensembles, run by Alexander Baillie and Ulrich Heinen. Both groups rehearse and perform together throughout the year.’
The event will host cello ensemble sessions and sessions for teachers and the day will end with a mass cello ensemble session, with all participants invited to take part.
Cello Day runs from 10am until 6.15pm and visitors are encouraged to register in advance by clicking here.
UPDATE: The college is also hosting a Double Bass Day on Sunday 3 November. Like Cello Day the event will feature workshops and performances dedicated to showcasing the instrument.