The Violoncello in the focus of the 2018 Music Festival

It is an obvious choice for a festival whose artistic director is a cellist to give the cello a prominent position within the program. However, the summit meeting of the world’s leading cellists, a festival within the 2018 festival, is more than extraordinary and will certainly be a highlight. »Cellomania« kicks off on January 31 with the internationally celebrated winner of 18 Grammy Awards, the American star cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who performs a special concert at the Frauenkirche featuring all six Solo Suites by Johann Sebastian Bach. The grand master Misha Maisky celebrates his 70th birthday with a special performance on May 15 in which is joined by his children, violinist Sascha Maisky and pianist Lily Maisky.

The Cellists of the »Cellomania«

The Concerts of the »Cellomania«

Master Class & Master Class Concert

What would a »Cellomania« festival be without master classes? David Geringas, Natalia Gutmann, Frans Helmerson, Ralph Kirshbaum and Ivan Monighetti, five of the most renowned cellists and teachers of our times, will pass on their cello knowhow to young students from May 17 to 19 at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum. In keeping with the Museum’s mission of offering a public forum for science, culture and society, the courses will also be open to interested members of the public. Listeners are welcome! The musical results will be presented by selected students during the final concert of the master classes in the special atmosphere of the Fürstengalerie at Dresden’s Residenzschloss.

Master Classes

Date: from May 17 to 19, 2018
Place: Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
Teachers: David Geringas, Natalia Gutman, Frans Helmerson, Ralph Kirshbaum and Ivan Monighetti

Closing date is March 15, 2018

Please include with your application:

  • completed application form
  • C.V.
  • recordings (You Tube video, audio file)

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Master Class Concert

Date: May 20, 2018, 8 PM
Place: Residenzschloss (Fürstengalerie)

Participants of the Master Classes

The program of the concert and the musicians will be announced soon.