Welcome to the Aboyne Cello Festival and Summer School!
Started back in 2005, the Aboyne Cello Festival is now established as one of the cello highlights of the year.
Eight days of intensive cello workshops, lessons, chamber music, cello orchestra and all-round Cello Inspiration, all set in an incredibly beautiful part of Scotland. Our wonderful team of world class tutors will get fully involved in nurturing the development of all cellists on the summer school.
We welcome participants of all ages and stages and can offer a bespoke experience. There are sessions for adult amateurs as well as intensive sessions for young professionals, conservatoire students and those working towards music conservatoire. There are also opportunities for younger students to have group and individual lessons.
In 2020, we were forced to take the festival online, but it was a good mix of fantastic lessons and fun social cello playing and cello chat! We also managed to bring a flavour of our Aberdeenshire home to the week with a Scottish cello workshop, and stream some great concerts on our YouTube Channel which were enjoyed by people as far away as Australia!
In 2021 we had a blend of live lessons and orchestra in 3 parts of the UK, and fantastic online sessions exploring Feuillard, Popper, Bach and Beethoven as well as Traditional Scottish cello, art of teaching and cello basics.
2022 – Everything should be live again this year and the Aboyne Cello Festival will bring recitals that would grace top venues anywhere in the world, and teachers of major international standing to this fantastic part of Aberdeenshire, and we look forward to welcoming you as a student or a member of the audience very soon.