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Tutti Celli's Festival Watch Article
Strings Magazine Guide to Summer Camps

YEAR 2001


March 2--March 4, 2000. The Allentown Symphony Association Schadt String Competition for cellist age 18-30.
First Prize is $5,000 and a solo performance with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra
Second Prize $2,500 and Third Prize $1,500.
610-432-6715 or schadtcomp@allentownsymphony.org

March 15, 2001. Virtu Foundation 2001 Cello Scholarships. Applications for Virtu Foundation 2001 Cello Scholarships are available for download on the Virtu web site at www.virtufoundation.org. For additional information, email info@virtufoundation.org. Application deadline is March 15, 2001.



My name is KAZUO OKUDA, Principal Double Bass at Century Orchestra Osaka, Japan.In 2001,May the new International Competition for Violoncello and Double Bass will be held at first time in the City, Izumisano, south of Osaka Prefecture, where the Kansai new Airport exist.

As a Chairman of the Screening Committee Mr. Ko Iwasaki, Professor, Southern Methodist University in America and Mr. Christoph Henkel, Professor, Freiburg University of Music in Germany and more Japanese famous Professors. And as a Honorary Chairman of The Screening Committee Mr. Gary Karr (worldwide famous Double Bass Soloist) will concern with Japanese famous Professors and Mr. Duncan MacTier (Professor of Royal Academy of Music, London) also as a Committee.  The Screening Committee will judge for each section( Violoncello and Double Bass) separately, but all the member of Committee will judge together.

It is very convenient to transport instruments from the Airport to the Hall, because this City Hall Izumisano is very near of New Kansai Airport, and also we will help in finding volunteers who will provide practice rooms, transportation of instruments and accommodation. However, the expenses for transportation of instruments of overseas participants will be partly subsidized. For Cellist 30.000Yen,for Double Bassist 50,000yen maximum)

JUNE 17-AUGUST 4, 2001

The ITHACA VIOLONCELLO INSTITUTE (IVI) is a small number of positive-minded cellists from the U.S. and abroad (minimum age 16)who are professionally-directed or wanting intensive cello study. Students receive a great deal of personal attention, the focus being cellistic development, musicianship, creative practice techniques, a natural physical approach, and respectful working relationships.  Participants live simply within a supportive family environment and work very hard, spurred on by their rapid progress. Housed by the beautiful historic Colgate University campus in Hamilton, NY.  For more information please see their website.  


JUNE 29, 2001

2.M�nchner Violoncello-Ensemble-Festival
"Werkhaus" in Munich. Featuring Schefczyk, Cello Violenciae, Albana CelloQuartett and Berliner Cellharmomiker. There will be two concerts at 5 pm and 8 pm. Tickets are 25 DM for the single concert or the double ticket for 40 DM. Order by phone or fax (Germany - 089 / 71 38 60) or at the website www.schefczyk.de.


  OCTOBER 4 TO 7, 2001
(Last day to register:  31 July 2001, 60 candidates maximum)

International Violoncello Competition 2001
The Domnick Cello Prize

The Domnick Cello Prize for young soloists was established in 1982 by the Stuttgart psychiatrist, art collector, film-maker and patron of music, Ottomar Domnick (1907-1989). Initially the Domnick Cello Competition was restricted to music academies in the German state of Baden-W�rttemberg, but since 1996 has been open to candidates from other countries. It is a biennial event held in the Baden-W�rttemberg Academy of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart.

Domnick Cello Prize
DEM 10,000.

Patron�s Prize of the Allianz Kulturstiftung 
(Allianz Cultural Foundation)
DEM 5,000.

Patron�s Prize of the Stiftung 
(Foundation) Kreissparkasse Esslingen-N�rtingen
DEM 5,000.

The cellists
Prof. Peter Buck, Stuttgart � Chair
Prof. Wolfgang Boettcher, Berlin
Prof. Claus Kanngiesser, Cologne
Prof. J�rnjakob Timm, Leipzig and Dieter K�lmel, Stuttgart 
(Music Editor).

As for Repertoire Requirements, Registration Fee and Registration Form
please contact:
International Violoncello Competition 2001
Domnick-Cello-Preis / Organisationsleitung
Eckhart Fischer
B�renwiesenweg 21
D � 73732 Esslingen
Fax :      +49 (0)711 937 58 46
E-mail : eckhart.fischer@t-online.de



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