Reprinted from TheConsumerist.com Not wanting to become the Dave Carroll of the classical music world, solo cellist Lynn Harrell purchases a second seat for his cello when they travel together. This should keep everyone happy. The airline sells an extra seat to a very quiet and compliant passenger, and Harrell racks up extra frequent flyer miles that he can put toward future travel for his cello. Delta isn’t happy, though: they’ve kicked him out of their frequent-flyer program and banned him from it forever. His crime? Accruing the frequent-flyer miles that the airline granted to his cello. It’s not exactly a scam to earn free vacations, since he will keep buying full-fare tickets for his instrument for the rest of his career. Okay, it is against the SkyMiles terms and [...]
Airlines can be sticky about these instruments, no matter how rare and valuable (Excerpted with permission from OttawaCitizen.com) Don’t tell Pinchas Zukerman, but Amanda Forsyth has another man in her life. His name is Carlo. He’s Italian, 300 years old, about four feet tall and made of wood. On second thought, Zukerman has probably met this guy. He lives in a special carbon fibre case in the home he shares with Forsyth. Carlo is, after all, a cello and a very expensive one at that, having been made by Carlo Giuseppe Testore in 1699 and being worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. That all makes Forsyth pretty protective of old Carlo, her nickname for her instrument. “He’s my other husband,” she says. “Whenever I go to Italy, I always open [...]
FRANS HELMERSON November 15 2011 7 - 8:30 pm EST The Swedish cellist Frans Helmerson began his musical training with Guido Vecchi in Göteborg before moving on to study with Giuseppe Selmi in Rome and William Pleeth in London. Sergiu Celibidache and Mstislav Rostropovich also played a very influential role in his artistic development. In 1971 he won what is probably the most famous music prize for cellists, the Cassado Competition in Florence - the first of many other distinctions. Tours have taken him to other countries in Europe as well as to Japan, Russia, South America, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Frans Helmerson plays with many well-known orchestras and receives outstanding critical acclaim for his concerts and recordings. GARY HOFFMAN November 3 2011 7 - 10 pm EST [...]
We are proud to present a CelloBello live-streamed event! Join us on Thursday by clicking on the link below: www.cellobello.org/blog/cellostream Ralph Kirshbaum Master Class New England Conservatory, Pierce Hall Thursday, Oct. 20, 7-10 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) CelloBello is pleased to continue presenting master classes live, as it happens!
Pieter Wispelwey, Cello We are proud to present a CelloBello milestone - our first live-streamed event! Join us by clicking on the link below: www.cellobello.org/blog/cellostream Pieter Wispelwey Master Class New England Conservatory, Pierce Hall Wednesday, Sept. 28, 3-6 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Repertoire: Bach Suites 1, 3 and 6. Schubert Arpeggione Sonata, featuring cellist Tony Rymer. CelloBello is so pleased to be able to present this master class live, as it happens - our first in a planned series of streamed events!