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If cello and the desire to play it is an important part of your life

"Summer 2021 was the most diverse course I have ever managed. The idea to learn from each other by watching and listening has always been at the heart of these courses. After the disappointments of the Covid lockdown period we got through safely by looking out for each other – all 60 of us -  discussing our protocols and testing. It all led to feeling very relaxed and happy and so fantastic teaching and work was achieved . Almost without exception students’ cello knowledge and musicianship went up several levels; a launch pad for the new terms and challenges ahead. On we go!!”

Sue Lowe
Artistic Director

The dates for the 2022 courses

The course meets for a week twice a year, in the idyllic surroundings of Bryanston School in Dorset.

The Aim of the
International
Cello Gathering

We welcome students from about mid-teens, including adult players. The minimum standard is approximately ABRSM Grade VIII but this is only a guide. The Easter course is a great way for music college and university music department cellists to prepare for upcoming exam recitals.

In this friendly, uncompetitive environment there are no agendas other than to help ensure healthy performance practice while preparing you to be on stage or in the exam room ready to play to the best of your ability. Whatever your goal,  the course is designed to help individuals with their specific needs as well as facilitating outstanding short term progress.

 

If cello and the desire to play it is an important part of your life then this unique course with its personable, friendly atmosphere and wonderful setting has everything.

I feel like I have grown and improved so much within the week. All the teachers have given me great advice which I can continue to use to help improve my playing. In between the lessons there was plenty of time to practice and to put into place what I had learnt. As well as great teachers, having the time with an accompanist and a performance opportunity was hugely beneficial, especially as I have my final recital coming up.
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About

For more than 30 years this course has been at the forefront of cello education. With students of all ages and standards welcomed, we create a friendly and uncompetitive environment, designed to help the individual with their specific needs. 

You are in the best hands as the faculty is selected from the most gifted players and teachers across Europe. All of them are renown for their skill as teachers and their enjoyment in sharing their knowledge and experience . Whatever your goal, we provide the foundations to ensure healthy performance practice as well as facilitating outstanding short term progress.

 

If cello and the desire to play it is an important part of your life then this unique course with its personable, friendly atmosphere and wonderful setting has everything