~Cellissimo~ The Cello Exhibition

~Cellissimo~ The Cello Exhibition

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 12.00pm

Music for Galway and Galway 2020 present

CELLISSIMO – The Cello Exhibition
This exhibition will highlight the Galway Cello, a cello fashioned of timber grown in Co. Galway (concept by Philip Fogarty) for CELLISSIMO as part of the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture programme and commissioned by Music for Galway from luthier Kuros Torkzadeh. It will document the creation of the cello from Galway sourced timber, and its connection to a classic 1710 Stradivarius Cello which once belonged to the Gore-Booth family of Lissadell House, Co.Sligo.

Other highlights of the exhibition include:
-a talk on the making of the Galway cello by Kuros Torkzadeh and Philip Fogarty
-a new short film featuring Adrian Mantu, of ConTempo String Quartet, playing Lamentatio by Giovanni Sollima on the Galway Cello
-photographs of the Galway Cello
12 individual photographic portraits of Galway cellists playing the new cello
a series of twelve shorts documenting the making of the cello
-a performance by Berlin based electronic cellist Lucy Railton

This is an online exhibition so please check back throughout the festival as events go live.

The CELLISSIMO Exhibition is curated by Rob D’Eath
The Galway Cello is sponsored by MJ Conroy

CELLISSIMO – a cello festival reawakens
March 25th to 31st 2021

True to its original vision, CELLISSIMO celebrates the cello, one of the world’s most beloved and versatile instruments; Music for Galway has re-imagined the festival in order to deliver breathtaking music and the sensations of the West of Ireland to people’s homes.


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