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Formed in September 1997 the Cape Town Cello Club is for all those who play or find the cello fascinating. Our current members include both amateurs and professionals, students and teachers and many non players who just love the cello.

A newsletter, concerts, master- classes, workshops, talks, videos and cello gatherings are but a few of the exciting events planned. We are affiliated to the British Cello Club and the Internet Cello Society. We will also try to give as much help as possible in whichever area you need.

Many of our members have participated in and observed four different masterclasses given by German cellist Maria Kliegel , Norman Fischer from America, JanErik Gustaffson from Finland and British cellist Jonathan Beecher. Four teachers each with his or her very individual style and each of who did a lot to help the club to grow.

Our teachers' workshop,given by Norman Fischer, was a lot of fun and gave the teachers a chance to tackle some of the teaching difficulties they encounter from time to time. All of us got a lot of inspiration and stimulation from this day, and subsequently we organised a talk on the Suzuki method of teaching given by ex south African cellist Glenda Piek on a visit to Cape Town.

The Hugo Lamprecht Music School in Parow suggested and hosted a Christmas concert for all cellists under standard five. Not only did everyone play a solo but also as part of an ensemble group playing carols. Everyone had fun and it has created a lot of interaction between the children from different areas .

For more information,

email Sarah Acres (co-ordinator).

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