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Leeds Cello Masterclasses

Posted by Miriam Roycroft on July 11, 2016 at 6:50 AM

The inaugural Leeds Cello Masterclasses were held over the weekend of 9th and 10th July 2016.  Eight intrepid cellists of all ages attended.  Repertoire from Tallis and Vivaldi through to Martinů was played/performed/taught!   It was a wonderful combination of great cello playing and great food, provided by Haley & Cliffords, the wonderful delicatessen and caterers in local Roundhay.

Each morning started with warm-ups, technique and Cello Ensemble, and there was plenty of time for Q & A for myself and Heather.



Lunch of sandwiches, cakes and much more...

Heather and Petra discuss the brownies.

The afternoon sessions were a combination of masterclasses and individual lessons.


                    Jason performing Dvorak and Sue, Chopin.


Rosie performing Bryars.


               Anna performing Boccherini and Alison, Granados.


Jason and Sue with Christian on continuo performing Vivaldi's Double Cello Concerto.

Comments from students: 

'Thanks for a brilliant weekend, Great fun and inspiring'

'Thanks for a fantastic weekend, so encouraging and supportive'

'I loved all the ensemble music'

'I have come back very motivated to work hard over the summer..'

'Wonderful concert...'

'Brilliant!  Loved it!  Can't wait for the next one.'

'More please'

Watch out for future dates,

including a Cello Ensemble Day to be held later in the year.



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