Covid 19 may still have implications which affect accommodation, concerts etc. We will obviously follow the latest guidelines and will be reformulating the festival up to the last minute!
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! Our wonderful team of world class tutors get fully involved in nurturing the development of all cellists on the summer school, and also provide a series of professional concerts at super venues across this wonderful area of Scotland.
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 conservatoire students and those working towards music conservatoire. There are also opportunities for younger students to have group and individual lessons.
Last year, 2020, we were forced to take the festival online, but it was applauded by all involved as a good mix of fantastic lessons (all participants watched and learned from other lessons as well as their own) 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!
The Aboyne Cello Festival brings 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.