The 3rd WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2021 in London - Cello Weekend - CELLO RECITAL - INNER CELLO + Q&A
The 3rd WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2021 in London
CELLO RECITAL - INNER CELLO + Q&A
- Belgian cellist/composer Stijn Kuppens presents for the WFCF 2021 online recital in two parts. The first part consists of four solo pieces from his album Inner Cello. The opening piece ‘Fado’ immediately takes the listener on a journey through times and cultures, followed by ‘Montagnes’, set in the Swiss Alps. The third piece is called ‘Chaconne Theobroma’, dedicated to a cellist working in the chocolate industry, followed by ‘Industrial Groove’, in which Stijn explores new techniques and sounds on the cello. This performance will be premiered in the WFCF 2021. The second part of this recital consists of three pieces from Stijn’s Dialogues, recorded for the live stream festival ‘Inner Cello Dialogues’ that took place in March 2021. Together with violinist Hugh Desmond, Stijn plays first ‘Pas de deux (Dialogue with violin)’, followed by ‘The Angel of 1985 (Dialogue with violin)’. Cello and violin parts are equally important and virtuoso. The inspiration of ‘Pas de deux’ are the Scottish Highlands, ballet and drums. ‘The Angel of 1985’ is a tribute to a victim of a natural disaster in Colombia that happened in 1985. The last piece of this recital is a dialogues version of ‘Writers’, one of the pieces of Stijns’ second solo album ‘Cello Souls’ (expected release at the end of June 2021). Together with percussionist Brecht Claesen, Stijn will perform ‘Writers (Dialogue with percussion)’, inspired by the act of writing. With support of the Diplomatic Representation of Flanders to the UK. Free admission, donations welcome (cca £4 - £12 suggested).
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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