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The cello (plural cellos or celli) is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is a member of the violin family of musical instruments, which also includes the violin, viola, and double bass.

A person who plays a cello is called a cellist. The cello is used as a solo instrument, in chamber music, in a string orchestra, and as a member of the string section of an orchestra. It is the second largest bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra, the double bass being the largest.

cellos were derived from other mid- to large-sized bowed instruments in the 16th century, such as the viola da gamba, and the generally smaller and squarer viola da braccio, and such instruments made by members of the Amati family of luthiers. The invention of wire-wrapped strings in Bologna gave the cello greater versatility. By the 18th century, the cello had largely replaced other mid-sized bowed instruments.

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With this year's 23rd edition paying particular attention to the beauty of the cello, a special spring series "Rendez-vous au Ritz" will invite families and music lovers to three of their Sunday lunch concerts held in the elegant hotel's ballroom on Sunday, from 10 am to noon, on April 15, 29 and May 20.
Julian Shively, a cellist, performs on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. He started piano lessons at age 4 and cello at 5½. After years of classical piano playing and studying with Erika Schroth in New Haven, Shively has turned his focus to jazz and is currently studying with Rex Cadwallader. He studies cello ... Pequot
"After the end, I signed up to learn, got my little plywood cello," Zimmerman said with a laugh. It was the start of a lifelong love affair with the stringed instrument, known usually for its serious and emotional sounds in quartets and symphonies. In his capable hands, however, Zimmerman's cellos emit ...
The Luxli Cello 10″ RGBAW LED light offers a wide array of functionality inside a compact, camera-mountable form factor. Each of the 176 individual LEDs inside the panel can reproduce red, green, blue, or white. These color options can be mixed using three modes--white (or color temperature) ...

Mumbai: The maker of Cello pens has moved the Bombay high court against the company's previous owners allegedly violating a no-compete agreement and venturing into the stationery business. French stationery maker Bic Clichy bought a 40% stake in Cello Writing Instruments for Rs750 crore ...
A blend of 25 multi-tracked cellos intersects with computer-generated sine tones in "Cello Constellations," written for Jensen by Michael Harrison. A single raspy cello rises and blooms, while pulsations emerge as a byproduct of the commingling pitches. Along the way, sounds of bells blend with Indian-style ...
A blend of 25 multi-tracked cellos intersects with computer-generated sine tones in "Cello Constellations," written for Jensen by Michael Harrison. A single raspy cello rises and blooms, while pulsations emerge as a byproduct of the commingling pitches. Along the way, sounds of bells blend with Indian-style ...
This special concert will feature an all Rachmaninov programme performed by Rachmaninov Specialist and multi award-winning cellist Yuki Ito with acclaimed pianist Sofya Gulyak. This will be the first time that Wigmore Hall has presented an all-Rachmaninov programme on cello. Ito, who began playing ...
Suffice it to say that Olivia Culpo has been putting on an Instagram clinic since her shocking breakup with Danny Amendola. As we told you guys over the weekend, she hit Las Vegas with her squad and made sure to give her many followers a steady stream of updates that demand all of the flame emojis…
It appears now CellOs is fighting a war on many fronts, an expensive and time consuming exercise that may impact the future of the company. According to a letter to Shareholders sent out today the board of CellOs is at war not only with Huber but also Peck, but now it seems there is a group “requisitioning ...
“Signal is successfully migrating into a position to support Cello Health and healthcare clients with its digital and consumer marketing services,” said Mark Scott, chief executive. “In line with reinforcing this growth strategy, the group will be renamed as Cello Health Group plc to better leverage its positioning ...
Cello Health - consisting of Communications, Insight and Consulting units - reported 9.2% constant currency like-for-like gross profit growth. In the US, the firm expanded with the acquisition of biotech asset development strategy consultancy Defined Health and biopharma analysis and insights business ...
Peled is partnered here with The Peabody Cello Gang, a group of his students from Baltimore's Peabody Institute. They're heard en masse in an emotionally charged performance of David Popper's sweetly affecting Requiem. Originally for three cellos and piano, this is an exquisite piece of salon music, ...
At a press conference in South Korea today, Samsung SDS CEO Hong Won-pyo detailed recent upgrades to its smart logistics platform, Cello, an optimization software tool that has applications for supply chain planning, transportation systems, and warehouse management. Hong highlighted improved ...
First Tuesday at First Congregational Church presents University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh music department cellist Dr. Katherine Decker performing (and talking about) Bach's magnificent "Suite for Unaccompanied Cello", No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007, at noon Tuesday, March 6. First Tuesday is a ministry of ...

Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Maksin began playing the cello at the age of six at the Special School for Gifted Children of the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. At seventeen, he went to the United States to attend the Manhattan School of Music in New York City and later became the principal cellist of ...
Michael Casey is a high school senior, and for years in his free time has been playing his cello on Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado, a popular thoroughfare that often boasts musicians and street artists. All the dollars he earned were going toward one thing: college. Both his parents are on medical disability ...
In the suburbs of Pittsburgh, a father and son plucked a battered old cello, abandoned as junk, from an attic they were clearing for a real estate agent nearly a decade .... The size and shape of the lines echo what one would find in cellos made in Saxony, the European region from where Zinzendorf hails.
My cello was stolen this evening in a red dark flightcase,” Gaillard wrote in a Facebook post, accompanied by pictures of the instrument. She said the cello, which was loaned to her by CIC bank and is valued at nearly €1.3m (£1.15m), was made by Francesco Goffriller, son of Venetian master cello-maker .
Local music lovers first caught a glimpse of the virtuosic young Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan a few years back at the Music@Menlo Festival. It was a chamber setting, but Hakhnazaryan's solo rendition of Ligeti's Cello Sonata — free and theatrically commanding, with rich tonal beauty underpinning ...
Neidlinger was a bass and cello player with a career that seemed impossibly accomplished. He was widely considered to be one of the nation's great musicians. He even had his own genre of music, called Buellgrass. Neidlinger died March 16 at his Langley home. He was 82 years old. Margaret Storer ...
STRATTON — William DeFroscia, Stratton School eighth grader, received the 1,000th instrument, a cello, loaned from The Musary, an organization that lends instruments free to people who desire to play. DeFroscia started playing violin in third grade at the school. He said that he's always been interested ...
If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content! Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription. If you currently subscribe or ... School
Applying the first of the seven keys in the Goldilocks Method would involve the bow hold, which is different for a cello player compared to a violin player. “You can imagine the cello is like a large treasure chest with seven keyholes in it," said Eliason. As it turned out, his cello students were having fun using the Goldilocks ... School
The four cellists of Apocalyptica performed this cover of a Metallica classic at 'Hellfest' in 2017. And it proves once and for all that heavy metal and classical music are two sides of the very same coin. Metallica's 'Orion' is an instrumental track from the band's 1986 album 'Master of Puppets'. It's an epic metal ... School
Medical and marketing service provider Cello Health has launched a new arm to offer social media and analytics services a predominantly healthcare and pharmaceutical client base. Cello Health Logic, born out of Cello Health Insight's digital division, aims to meet their needs by taping into and better ... School
PENDLETON — The public is invited to a cello recital featuring students of Loree McKenna with accompaniment by Myrna Van Cleave. The event is Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Pendleton Center for the Arts, 214 N. Main St. There is no admission charge. Those performing include Matthew Clayville, Shae Wyland, ... School
Did you know that your room, where I think you practice, is directly above mine? At least, I know your room is there in early afternoons, when I can hear you practicing your cello. I can't vouch for where it is, the rest of the day. For all I know, you fold it up and put it away. Maybe you lay it gently back in its case, ... School
FAIRBANKS — Alaska Cello Intensive instructor Mary Walter recently walked down a street in Seattle with her cello when someone nearby saw her, raised both fists overhead and shouted, “Cello!” That enthusiasm is usually reserved for the cello choir — when large groups of cellists play together. School
With the cello as his voice, McClain takes listeners on his trek as he faces depression, embraces his renewed spirit, and follows his dream of being a full-time musician. He hopes that the idea of a transformative journey reflected in Coming Home resonates with listeners and that his music helps guide ... School
Local music lovers first caught a glimpse of the virtuosic young Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan a few years back at the Music@Menlo Festival. It was a chamber setting, but Hakhnazaryan's solo rendition of Ligeti's Cello Sonata — free and theatrically commanding, with rich tonal beauty underpinning ... School
Her grandfather taught her the ukulele; she picked up the cello at school, and then the piano, before picking up the bass when she was in the show's Broadway cast as Shonelle, one of the backup singers. Gianna, 13, was on Broadway for a year and half before the touring show came about and the chance ... School
I've always felt that cellists lack the systematic technical practice approach that exists for the violin, so over the years I have collected ideas from my cello teachers and musical heroes, to develop my own method: 'The First Hour'. I believe that all cellists should begin their practice regime systematically – it's ... School
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) was the target of a cellist social media campaign protesting a $60 fee and a charge for an extra seat for musicians bringing their large instruments on flights. But airline officials responded to the cello protests Wednesday, saying the double fee for the musicians was a booking ... School
During the cover of AC/DC's “Highway to Hell,” for example, Hauser managed to take his cello and emulate Angus Young's famous duck-walk (itself cribbed from St. Louis-native Chuck Berry) across the stage while still keeping things rocking. Closing out the night after a brief respite was a four-song encore, ... School
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 18, was the first black musician to win the BBC Young Musician of the Year award. A rising star in classical music, Kanneh-Mason is a member of the UK's exceptional Chineke! Orchestra consisting mostly of black and minority ethnic musicians. Below, his stunning cover last year of ... School
British cellist Jacob Shaw, based in Copenhagen and a frequent flyer with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), has written to The Strad with the latest example of unfair treatment of musicians by airlines. Describing SAS as an 'airline I have trusted, relied on and used since I moved to Denmark in 2011', the cellist ... School
Sihao He, a native of Shanghai, China, started playing violin at age nine. He laughed as he recalled the day he made the switch from violin to cello at age 10. “I had a chance to audition for a youth orchestra, and the jury was rather critical of my playing. Then a jury member noticed I have big hands and said ... School
The University of Arkansas Department of Music and the Community Music School are excited to announce Cello Day on Saturday, March 3. Cello enthusiasts of of all ages are invited, especially college students and those in grades 6-12. Spend a day engrossed in all things cello including workshops, ... School
Some instruments you see all the time, at school or at home or played by bands in pop videos. Some of you may even play an instrument yourselves! But we're guessing you've never even seen an instrument like any of these. Some are made of ice, some made of vegetables, some are ordinary objects and ... School
Cellist Robertas Grod from Lithuania and pianist Marat Mansyrev from Russian will join forces in Paphos on Friday for a performance of chamber music that will take the audience to France for an evening. It will begin with romantic pieces by Gabriel Faure and continue with colourful works by Claude ... School
In January 1991, Rivinius bought the cello on which he now plays – a 1712 Giovanni Grancino. He describes the instrument as 'incredible – one of the nicest Grancinos still alive'. It is in exceptionally good health. There no cracks, and everything, including the label, the top and the scroll, is original. School
... orchestra of 158 cellos plays variations on 'Happy Birthday' in honour of Antonio Janigro on the 100th anniversary of his birth. The concert took place on 21 January 2018 at the Vatroslav Lisinski hall in Zagreb. Although born Italian, Janigro made Croatia his adopted homeland. In addition to being a cello ... School
When Grammy-winning cellist Zuill Bailey performs it is usually on a priceless 325-year-old cello crafted by Venetian cello maker Matteo Goffriller. But when Bailey, the artistic director of El Paso Pro-Musica, wants to let kids get up close and personal, he now has another cello to turn to: one built of carbon ... School
The competition is the only one of its kind in Poland to include all compositions for cello written by Poland's late composer, conductor and pianist, Witold Lutosławski, to whom the event is dedicated. The competition allows for contestants to perform in a range of musical styles, from baroque to contemporary, ... School
Cello is named Germany's instrument of the year. January 6, 2018 by norman lebrecht. 14 comments. ... I think the guys are promoting the cello to a huge audience from young kids to the older set all over the world. They have such a variety in their repertoire from classical to some crazy sounds, so you can choose what to ... School


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