'TUTTI CELLI' Newsletter



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\_/    TUTTI CELLI' Bi-Monthly Newsletter, November/December 1995



WELCOME to the Internet Cello Society! We are currently 850 members strong and represent 26 different countries around the world! Countries represented include Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Japan, Portugal, Russian Federation, Singapore, Sweden, South Africa, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States.

'TUTTI CELLI' is the Internet Cello Society's bi-monthly newsletter and serves several purposes: 1.) to make announcements of what is new at the ICS World Wide Web site, within the Internet music world, and throughout the real music world. 2.) to feature a distinguished cellist, an ICS member, and interesting articles. 3.) and to summarize activities in ICS cello forums and departments.

The WORLD WIDE WEB houses the Internet Cello Society at this address:
The WWW allows for the quick transfer of information in the form of text, graphics, movies, and sounds to anywhere in the world. If you have direct Internet access, all you need is a World Wide Web browser like Mosaic, Netscape, MacWeb, or the text only Lynx application (Netscape is highly recommended!). After opening your browser application, simply open the URL address of the Internet Cello Society WWW site:

ICS ONLINE SERVICES include the following:
*A Cello Introduction, an interactive multimedia presentation
*'Tutti Celli', an online copy and back issues
*Young Cellists, Professional Performers, Teachers, Cellist-By-Night Forums
*Library archives including various cello society newsletters, articles, etc....
*Membership register (optional) searchable by various criteria
*Classifieds and advertisements via The Web Classical Music Store
*Links to other Internet music resources

ICS MEMBERSHIP affords benefits as well as responsibility. As a virtual community of cellists, ICS relies on its membership to write articles, volunteer time, share expertise, and submit archive materials. If you have any documents that you would like to share with the global society of users, send them directly to CelloTalk@aol.com or on disk via snail mail. For a truly global perspective of the music world, the Internet Cello Society needs the active cooperation and contribution of each of its members.

Members are requested to fill out the complete REGISTRATION FORM to be added to our ICS online directory. The Netscape browser is recommended for form submission. The form is located at the URL address:

As more ICS members voluntarily register in our online directory, members can search for other cellists by name, address, schools attended, teachers, city, country and more!!! Check out this incredible database of cellists from around the world:


The main pages of the ICS World Wide Web have been browsed 2000 TIMES in the past month!

In the few weeks that the ICS new membership registry has been online,
350 ICS MEMBERS have submitted their information. As more and more cellists register as members of ICS, the directory search tool will become very useful. One can search for colleagues of the same school or teacher. Cello students can search for possible teachers in their area!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ICS ONLINE CHATTING SCHEDULE VIA IRC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our first ICS online meetings using WebChat did not attract enough members to hold useful discussion. Many members still do not have access to the Web, so we are going to try something else. ICS is going to open multi-user online real time chatting over the Internet via IRC (Internet Relay Chat). Thanks to the efforts of our IRC host Nicoletta Pintor, ICS will be opening up the channel #ICS. Everyone can open the channel at any time, and our IRC host will be online:

EVERY SATURDAY AT 1:00PM PST OR 4:00PM EST starting November 4th.

***Check out these easy step-by-step instructions on how to use IRC.*** Please join us; we need a good showing to make this worthwhile. If you have any further questions, please direct them to Nicoletta Pintor at cellos@icom.icom.it


The 70th Birthday of Rostropovich brings us the opportunity to honor and pay tribute to a living legend. Having commissioned and performed countless, great cello works of this century, Rostropovich is the center of admiration and gratitude of cellists. Read the to see how you can help Glenn Garlick and the National Capital Cello Club create a gift of thanks for Slava from all the cellists of the world.

Thanks to the continued dedication and effort of our ICS staff, this issue of Tutti Celli is full of interesting information about the cello, artists and music resources. NICOLETTA PINTOR has volunteered to champion the IRC online chatting meetings. Please show your support by making the extra effort to show up at the first meeting. Mark your calendar for this Saturday at 1:00pm PST or 4:00pm EST. Many of you may not have seen the fast growing ICS bulletin board located at
which has been well maintained by ARTURO LARIZZA, our HTML Author. We could use more help in this area. Our forum directors STACY COWLEY, BRET SMITH, PETER CRITSER and TIM FINHOLT have been actively involved stimulating discussion and compiling their own forum mailing lists.

TIM FINHOLT has once again brought ICS an exclusive interview with a distinguished cellist! Glenn Garlick is the Assistant Principal Cellist of the National Symphony. Past exclusive interviews of Gordon Epperson and Jeffrey Solow can be found in our WWW Library. The member spotlight is on PATRICE CARBONNEAU and her love affair with music and the cello. ROBERTA ROMINGER represented ICS at the Kronberg Cello Festival and shares her report of the events. Our Internet Surfer PAUL CRITSER found some new internet sites of interest and more and more individuals and businesses are being linked up to our gateway. Special thanks goes to JOSH CHILDERS who with his expertise and many hours of work has made it possible to have a WWW ICS site. He maintains the server, developed the membership directory and search programs, and continues to serve as our technical assistant. Please let these volunteers and all of the ICS staff know how much you appreciate their efforts.


***If you would like to respond to something you have read in 'Tutti Celli', write to CelloTalk@aol.com and type "Letter to Editor" in subject field. (Letters may be edited.)***

I just had the wonderful opportunity to read "The Cellist of Sarajevo" and I must tell you, it really moved me. I've shared this tale with some of my friends, none of which play the instrument, but all with a love for it and the beautiful music it can make. This story sings the same sweet sounds that I hear coming from the cello in the hands of a master like Yo Yo Ma. So I can well understand the thrill the author must have felt during the playing of The Cellist of Sarajevo and his reaction immediately after when the two embraced near his seat. What a wonderful human experience, truly one we would all love to be able to tell our children about. I sincerely thank him for not saving it only for his son, for it is a story that needs to be told, time and time again. It is truly good for the human spirit. By the way, would you happen to know if the event was recorded or video taped? I realize that a recording could never replace the live experience, but for those of us that missed it, this might be the next best thing.
Thank you,
John Beach at JWB@SLAC.Stanford.EDU

***I too was moved by the power of the human spirit demonstrated by these cellists. Hopefully an ICS member has more information on a recording or video of the performance. If you find one, please let us know.

Congratulations on this monumental success. It was a cellist (George Mason, I believe) who started music education in the United States; it should be a cello newsletter that takes us into the 21st century! The UConn Cello Society has over 250 members throughout New England and publishes a yearly newsletter. How can I have our newsletter included in your newsletter pages?
Thomas L. Morehouse

***Delighted to have another newsletter to include in our library. Just send me copies (preferably over the Net), and I will load them.


Hi. My name is Abi Plawman. I have been playing the cello for 2 and a half years. I am very interested in the cello society, and I am looking for a cello player in a country other than the US or Canada who is around the age of 13 to send e-mail to.
ABI at Aaabster@aol.com

Delightful to find you. I would love to join and share experiences. I play "by night" with a piano quartet and in a community orchestra and would like to find some repertoire that is off the beaten track a bit. Again - great to find you on the internet.
Robyn Gallimore

I live in Mexico, in a state called Coahuila. I'm on Uni, trying to understand how this electronics works.... And I'm now trying to play cello. Well, I was on NetScape and I just saw your little page, I was looking for tips or whatever, and I noticed your group is just great. Please, let me know what goes on and how can I be a member.
Thanks for all!
Luis Gerardo Barajas Bermejo


by Michael Bersin

"At some time in your career as a cellist, you will find yourself
booked on a commercial airline flight, needing to get to your ultimate
destination with your cello intact. In this era of airline deregulation
and the preponderance of airport "hubs," unless you live in a major
city, you will not find a direct flight. If you check your cello as
baggage, it will travel long distances outside, sometimes in extreme
weather, and probably under the significant weight of other travelers'
luggage. We all know, either first hand, or from friends or
acquaintances, of horror stories about cellos checked as baggage."

So what are we supposed to do? Michael Bersin tells us how to get our cellos to their destinations safely. Some basic rules for success are utilizing the travel agent, checking in early, and knowing the different type of aircraft. He explains how the SFAR and the DGR-1 and the 14CFR121.285 can give you the legal edge. Also, your cello can accumulate those frequent flier mileage points!


***An Internet Cello Society Exclusive***
by TimFinholt

Glenn Garlick is the Assistant Principal Cellist of the National Symphony in Washington, DC. He shares his unique experiences working with Ron Leonard, Joseph Gingold, and Dmitri Rostropovich. Included are his observations of Rostropovich teaching Wendy Warner in a lesson and relays the humorous stories of Rostropovich. Mr. Garlick gives some practical advice about orchestral auditions and a positive perspective of the status of "the orchestra". Before his appointment to the National Symphony, he performed in a Marine Band and then received a degree in law from Georgetown University.



"It was on television, at age 15, that I first heard the prelude to Bach's first suite. It sent a shiver down my spine, and it still does. My relationship with music started out rather slowly. My mother listened to a lot of music, and I was very much into Baroque style. Hearing that prelude tempted me to start playing, but silly reasons like: "It's too late to start" kept me away. I'll never forget the feeling of "rightness" I felt when I first held the cello. The grandest moment in that lesson was when I first put bow to string, I don't know how, but I managed to get a nice open C right away, It was love at first listen!"

For Patrice, her relationship with the cello developed over many years. She was inspired by artists Jordy Savall, Peter Wispely and Anne-Marie Cassidy. She found that participating in the making of music gave her a better understanding of the music she already enjoyed listening to. Despite the difficulties of playing the cello, she encourages other members to take off the headphones and pick up the cello.


***This newsletter section will draw from correspondence and discussion in the following on-line departments. All members are encouraged to join a specific forum mailing list. Send any pertinent discussion, questions & answers, articles or other correspondence to the appropriate department. ***



If you know of cello society newsletters, bibliographies of music, teaching materials, references, indices, lists or articles that should be added to ICS Library, please send data to CelloTalk@aol.com or send disks to Internet Cello Society; 1309 Skyline Drive; Ellensburg, WA 98926.(Library contents will be available to all Internet users; please include author and written statement of release for unlimited or limited reproduction.)


***All members are welcome to post announcements or news that are pertinent to our global cello society. Send information to BPSmith@aol.com***


On March 27, 1997, Mstislav Rostropovich will observe his 70th birthday. The National Capital Cello Club Board of Directors proposes that cellists worldwide pay tribute to our beloved Slava…by performing the works he has inspired (and cajoled, begged, and blackmailed) the great composers of our time to write for the cello. It is easy to be part of the celebration: play one of the pieces premiered by Slava and let us know about it. If you teach, assign the works to your students. The list includes over 100 pieces and many of them are already standard repertoire.

Glenn Garlick and David Hardy have volunteered to coordinate this project. Our goal is simple: from September 1, 1996 until June 1, 1997 every cellist in the world will be performing and/or teaching at least one of the pieces on the list. This, alone, will remind us of the great contribution to our repertoire made by Rostropovich. At the same time, we would like to give Slava a tangible expression of our appreciation. Nothing would delight him more than to hear all of our performances. Since this is not possible, we can do the next best thing and give him a book, or several books, filled with the programs. Ideally, the programs would include the date of the performance, perhaps some printed acknowledgment of Slava, and certainly a short note from the performer. Perhaps you heard Slava's premiere of the work, or you played it for him in a master class, or you were inspired to play the cello upon hearing his recording of the work, or you simply want to wish him a happy birthday! For more information, write to Slava's Birthday c/o Glenn Garlick, 1748 Kenyon Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010 or e-mail to Skorthos@aol.com.

Noted author and educator Elizabeth Green passed away recently. There was be a memorial service for her Wednesday, September 27, at 4:00 p.m. at the first Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has requested that instead of flowers memorials should be sent to the MASTA Elizabeth Green Award c/o Connie Dugger, 311 Golfview, Birmingham, MI 48009. The Elizabeth Green Fund is an endowment that provides prize money for Michigan ASTA Solo Competition winners. Many of us have been helped by her teaching and her publications. We've been amazed at her knowledge and her insight. We've admired her many accomplishments. For those who knew her personally, we will miss her kind, always humble, and very wise presence. Gabe Villasurda was one of Elizabeth Green's students at the University of Michigan. He provides a wonderful description of the memorial service and his own touching remembrance. For more information see Gabe Villasurda's posting, Sept. 29 on ASTA L.
Marshall Hutchinson at MarHut@EWORLD.COM


***Paul Critser, ICS Internet Surfer at CelloPaul@aol.com***


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