The 3rd WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2021 in London - Cello Weekend - THE CELLO MUSEUM - ONLINE EXHIBITION INNOVATIONS IN CELLO-MAKING MATERIALS + Q&A

The 3rd WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2021 in London - Cello Weekend - THE CELLO MUSEUM - ONLINE EXHIBITION INNOVATIONS IN CELLO-MAKING MATERIALS + Q&A

Sunday, 6 June 2021, 4.00pm

The 3rd WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2021 in London

THE CELLO MUSEUM - ONLINE EXHIBITION INNOVATIONS IN CELLO-MAKING MATERIALS + Q&A
- What is The Cello Museum? Where is it? What is your first exhibition about? Curators Brenda Neece and Erica Lessie will answer these questions and more in this online presentation about The Cello Museum. Explore the surprising influence of blacksmiths, boat builders, bullet trains - and more - on cellos and cello making in our exhibition: Innovations in Cello-Making Materials.
The Cello Museum is an online compendium, including articles, cello news, and digital exhibitions of cellos, related images, components, and accessories. Our mission is to present an interdisciplinary view of the cultural and technical history of the cello as well as a perspective of its place in the world today in its many and widely varied contexts, to cellists and all who love the cello. The museum aims to foster connections among performers, teachers, researchers, composers, students, and audiences. Our vision is to inspire, educate, and entertain those who love and/or play the cello.
Online Exhibition: Innovations in Cello-Making Materials. From the beginning, luthiers have experimented with the materials they use for cello-making. Traditional makers compared maple, poplar, and other familiar tonewoods for cello backs and ribs. During the 18th and 19th centuries, however, in small villages without fiddle makers, local blacksmiths or even shoemakers would make cellos out of materials they had at hand, like iron or copper. More recent innovators have continued this tradition of experimentation, turning to even less conventional substances and methods, including glass, ice, and plastic. Cellos in this exhibition range from long-lived metal instruments to ephemeral ice cellos. The youngest maker represented was 12 when she created her first instrument. The construction of cellos included here was influenced by seemingly unlikely sources, including blacksmiths, boat builders, and bullet trains. Fabrication techniques vary widely, ranging from the use of high-tech molds to glass blowing, 3D printing, and even the same type of hammer work used to create the noses of bullet trains. The exhibition includes cellos made of:
- metal
- glass
- ice
- plastics
- fiber
Followed with Q&A. Free admission, donations welcome.

You are invited to the 3rd WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2021 in London. As in previous years there will be WFCF Cello Concerts, Underground Lunchtime Recitals (in the historic Victoria Line carriage), Cello Weekend, Make Music Day and Cello Academy (all ages and abilities are welcome!). Events will be held mainly online in June 2021.

Book your tickets now via Eventbrite here: https://WalthamForestCelloFest.eventbrite.com .

The WFCF 2021 features cellists and young promising cello talents from Belgium, China, the Czech Republic, France, Israel, Italy, the UK and the USA.

Including cellists Anna Brikciusová, František Brikcius, Yiqi Chen, Mira Kardan, Stijn Kuppens, Anna Shuttleworth (1927-2021) and George Wolfe-McGuire. Together with conductor Peter Askim, percussionist Brecht Claesen, violinist and philosopher Hugh Desmond, organist and composer Irena Kosíková, conductor Jan Talich, Talich Chamber Orchestra, soprano Nofar Yacobi and narrator Jan Židlický.

WCFC begins with a CELLO WEEKEND (Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th June): INDIVIDUAL MASTER CLASSES, two CELLO WEBINARS, CELLO RECITAL - INNER CELLO, interactive online INTERPRETATION MASTERCLASS, three CELLO LAUREATES, introduction to THE CELLO MUSEUM - INNOVATIONS IN CELLO-MAKING MATERIALS, REMEMBERING ANNA SHUTTLEWORTH and music documentary film MAKANNA.

Other events will include virtual poetry reading SAVE THE QUEEN (Saturday 12th June), CELLO RECITALS (Sunday 13th and Sunday 20th June), MUSICAL SOLIDARITY PROJECT (Saturday 19th June), MAKE MUSIC DAY (Monday 21st June) and ORGAN RECITAL (Saturday 26th June).

WFCF is following in the tradition of previous UNDERGROUND LUNCHTIME RECITALS (Sunday 27th June) in the Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum's historic Victoria Line Carriage.

For the second time Waltham Forest Cello Fest will hold a CELLO ACADEMY (26th July - 1st August) of online summer cello master classes.

Most online events are followed by a Q&A. Please put your questions in the comments or an email.

WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST was created in 2019 as a cello celebration of the communities in Waltham Forest the first ever Mayor’s London Borough of Culture. The WFCF is supported by Make It Happen - London Borough of Waltham Forest.

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