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Last Update: December 4, 2001

Drcello's most recent reviews include a new cd by Celloman called "Aquador." Read more here...

Cellist James Connors will perform Haydn's Concerto in C with the Florida Orchestra in St. Petersburg on December 13. Mr. Connors is the principal cellist of the F.O. More details here...

Cellist John Gevorkian...Chronologically, John Gevorkian's recital at the Levine School of Music on Friday (November 30) may have represented "Three Centuries of Cello" -- as billed on the program -- but its soul resided resoundingly in the 19th century. Gevorkian, a member of the Levine School faculty and principal cellist with the Washington Symphony, is a master of the grand gesture. His tone is big and on the grainy side. He can make his instrument roar and weep, and if in the process details are overlooked or pitches missed, the big picture remains. Read more...

Composer Aaron Jay Kernis wins $200,000 for new cello concerto. Read the story here...

Nicholas Anderson, cellist; with Jeffrey Anerson, pianist, will perform on Sunday, December 2, at 5 PM in the Nicholas Roerich Museum, 319 W. 107th St., New York. Admission is free. Mr. Anderson is a well-known New York cellist, who has performed internationally to high acclaim. He plays a Gofriller cello, Venice 1697. For more information...

The music offered by cellist Andrey Tchekmazov and pianist Irina Nuzova on Sunday at the Phillips Collection (Washington DC area) called for equal contributions from both. These young performers not only met this challenge but also showed themselves to be quite extraordinary musicians. Read the rave review...

The University of Memphis (Tennessee) has an opening for a cellist to teach and perform in a quartet. Masters degree required. For more information click here...

December 15 will be a red-letter day for New York cellists, when both Lynn Harrel and Janos Starker will be giving recitals. Read details here...

Cellist Hai-Ye Ni receives rave reviews for last Tuesday's recital. Read the story...

Adam Chandler, North Carolina high school cellist makes a perfect 1600 score on SAT. Read the story here...

Cellist Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi Plays Britten; Indiana University, November 27. Read more here...

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought his considerable energy, talent and charm to London's Barbican on Wednesday. Performing with the Orchestre National de Lyon he introduced a full house to his Silk Road Project in the shape of the UK premiere of The Six Realms by New York-born Peter Lieberson. Read the story here...

From levioloncelle.com "We have just learned with a great sadness the sudden death RaphaŽl Sommer. All those which knew him appreciated his immense talent, scholarship, smoothness of spirit, and cordial friendship. In February, there was organized in Wigmore Hall one moving homage to Paul Tortelier, his former professor to whom he dedicated a deep recognition, on which it was still expressed it is not more than one ten days in a letter that it had sent to me, and who will be published in the review the violoncello and on the site of our association. At the time of the last Rostropovitch contest, its talents of professor had been rewarded when one of its pupils had obtained the second price. The round which it was carrying out in Israel ave the Solomon Trio unrolled under best the auspices, and death seized in one moment when an enthusiastic public had just had the privilege to hear it. With Genevieve TeulliŤres, his wife, RaphaŽl Sommer had been one of the whole first to adhere to the French Association of the violoncello which it vigorously supported as of the day of its creation. (Please forgive drcello's poor translation to English)

Cellist Hai-Ye Ni and Pianist Helene Jeanney will perform in the Washington DC area on November 20. Read the information here...

Cellists were prolific at the Knitting Factory new music festival. Read the story here...

Cellists perform today, Nov. 15, Washington DC: Cellist Anner Bylsma and violinist Vera Beths performing works by Strauss, Tchaikovsky and Brahms, 7:30 p.m., Hall of Musical Instruments, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. $21; $15.60, seniors. 202-357-3030.
Also, AKUA DIXON -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Performance by the jazz cellist. Harmony Hall Regional Center, Addison Concert Hall, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Adults, $18; seniors and students, $15. 301-203-6070.

This is plain silly, but: cellist Yo-Yo Ma has been declared the sexiest musician going, by People.Com. Singer Alison Krauss concurs. Read the story.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and wonderful composer John Williams plan to release a cd together. Read the story...

Cellist Jessica Constant performed last week with the Constant Trio at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC to rave reviews. Read the story here...

Leonard Slatkin, cellist's son, makes it big in Washington DC area. Read the story...

Steven Doane, cello professor at Eastman, will play the Dvorak Concerto today (Nov. 10) in Battle Creek Michigan. For more information go here...

The Seattle Symphony Orchestra is looking for two new section cellists. The salary is quite good ($61,900). Employment to begin with the 2002-03 season. Only highly qualified applicants will be invited to this audition. Repertoire will be sent upon receipt of your resume. Final auditions for the Section Cello position will be held in Seattle on February 5, 2002. Semi final auditions are planned to begin February 4, 2002. Preliminary auditions may begin as early as January 30, 2002. A brief resume listing recent orchestral experience, musical education, and audition experience must be received by Friday, January 4, 2002 for the section cello positions. If a tape resume is requested, it must be received by Friday, January 11, 2002. For more information go here...

On Friday, November 9: (Washington DC area) ARTS CLUB CONCERT, the Coolidge String Quartet, violinists Hasse Borup and Se-Yun Lee, violist Paul Reynolds and cellist Amy Leung, noon, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282, Ext. 15.

News from Cello Heaven: The "Old News" archive has been eliminated. The Image Gallery has been augmented and refurbished. The Cello Heaven Image Gallery is the world's largest internet collection of cello-related photos, drawings and art.

Cellist Han-Na Chang is featured on the cover of the latest Strad Magazine (November 2001). The accompanying article gives good insight into Chang's cellistic prowess, and her friendships with cellists Mischa Maisky, Rostropovich; and conductor Sinopoli. Go here to see the Strad...

The ARD International Music Competition has given its DM20,000 first prize in the cello division to Danjulo Ishizaka, aged 22, of Germany.

Sony Classical is revamping its top artists' Web sites, featuring innovative designs that result in a fresh look and richer content to the sites. With redesigned sites for violinists Joshua Bell and Mark O'Connor already on line at http://www.sonyclassical.com, Sony Classical is gearing up to launch new sites for cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Hilary Hahn and Vangelis in the coming weeks. Read more here...

What's new on levioloncelle.com? - Three new pages of strange photographs, the new foldable violoncello of Philippe Bodart, and the cellist of Bolivia. Of course- new advertisements and articles.

Excellent old Italian cellos at auction by Tarisio this week in Boston. Click here for more information...

Cello Heaven has updated its extensive search engine capabilities with a new "Hotbot" search facility. The Cello Heaven search engines are simply the best and quickest way to find a huge amount of cello-related information. Click here to visit the search engines.

Cellists Sharon Robinson and Yo-Yo Ma, with others, remember Isaac Stern. Read the story...

The latest Internet Cello Society "Tutti Celli" newsletter by Tim Janof is fresh off "the press" and everyone will enjoy reading it. Go see it here...

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