Ask the Teacher - John Gwilt

gwilt

The retired cello pedagogue refl ects on his time as a teacher at the International Cello Centre in Scotland

Who most influenced your teaching style?

My teacher, Jane Cowan, played with Pablo Casals in Donald Tovey’s classes at Edinburgh University as a schoolgirl, and later studied with Emanuel Feuermann. She was my biggest inspiration and eventually we became colleagues at the International Cello Centre (ICC) – a day school in London dedicated to cello teaching, which later became a full-time residential course for students in Scotland. We ran this together, in the tradition of Casals and Feuermann.

Already subscribed? Please sign in

Subscribe to continue reading…

We’re delighted that you are enjoying our website. For a limited period, you can try an online subscription to The Strad completely free of charge.

  • Free 7-day trial

    Not sure about subscribing? Sign up now to read this article in full and you’ll also receive unlimited access to premium online content, including the digital edition and online archive for 7 days.

    No strings attached – we won’t ask for your card details

  • Subscribe - online subscriptions from £4.50/month

    No more paywalls. To enjoy the best in-depth features and analysis from The Strad’s latest and past issues, upgrade to a subscription now. You’ll also enjoy regular issues and special supplements* and access to an online archive of issues back to 2010.

 

* Issues and supplements are available as both print and digital editions. Online subscribers will only receive access to the digital versions.