Fine Cello Demonstration and Educational Workshop

Fine Cello Demonstration and Educational Workshop

Fine Cello Demonstration and Educational Workshop

Join us on Saturday afternoon 24th June at the Victoria Conservatory of Music for a Fine Cello Demonstration and Educational Workshop co-presented by the Conservatory Strings Department and Talbot Antique Cellos. The event runs from 1 to 5pm in the Wood Hall.

David Talbot from Talbot Antique Cellos will be presenting a number of fine antique and contemporary cellos & bows from England, France, Germany, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Canada.

Cellos will include:

  • Thomas Kennedy Workshop, London, England c 1825
  • Collin-Mezin ‘Paolo Giacomelli’ (JTL), Mirecourt, France c.1910
  • John Juzek ‘Master Art’, Prague, Czechoslovakia 1931
  • Dario Aguzzi ‘Guarneri’, Vidigulfo, Italy 2015
  • Hugh Sutherland ‘Bear Claw’, Victoria, Canada 1980

Cello bows will include some from (now retired) local master archetier; Reid Hudson.

Attendees wanting to try the instruments & bows are encouraged to contact Talbot Antique Cellos prior to the event at [email protected] or 250 818 8487 to reserve a time slot. ‘Break out’ rooms will be available.

Victoria Conservatory of Music faculty & retired Victoria Symphony cellist Martin Bonham will be on hand to answer questions & offer advice about ‘choosing the right cello & bow for me’.

Seasoned local luthier Travis Short of Swinglow Strings will be available to talk about ‘good practices for maintaining, what to look for & mistakes to avoid when choosing a cello’.

This is a great opportunity for Victoria Conservatory of Music cello students to deepen their knowledge around their chosen instrument.

Cellists of all skill levels are welcome to attend.

Admission is free for this event.