Outline of the 2020 festival will be very similar to the 2019 week.
Further details will be updated on here in due course!

UPDATE

It is still not certain whether the Aboyne Cello Festival 2020 will be able to go ahead. We obviously have to follow Scottish guidelines, and if “Social Distancing” is still in place then the cello orchestra can’t happen and neither can audiences!

We are looking into online possibilities if we do have to cancel, so please keep the dates in your diaries for “Cello Fun”.

Young Artist; The deadline for applications is put back to May 31st, so please do carry on preparing your – probably unaccompanied – applications, but there is no desperate hurry to get them completed immediately. If the Festival is cancelled we will not appoint a Young Artist.

Keep well, keep celloing, and if we don’t meet this year then let’s look forward to 2021ūüėĀ

Apply here!


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.

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. Please contact us for further information.

James Halsey
Festival Director

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About

The Aboyne Cello Festival and Summer School is known to be a fun, supportive, cello summer school based in wonderful surroundings with an ethos of friendship and positive thinking. The core of the course is designed for conservatoire level students, but we also inspire teenagers, professionals, adult amateurs grade 6+, and include coaching for younger participants. If you play the cello but are unsure about what you would want to be involved with, please get in touch to find out more about which parts of the course would be suitable for you!

The Aboyne Cello Festival is open to all ages from 7+ and of any standard. The advised standard for those participating in the Cello Orchestra is grade 6+.

Read more about individual lessons, masterclasses and workshops, cello orchestra, and accompanists/chamber music.

Apply here to secure your place to be part of this fantastic cello festival!

Below is a provisional schedule for the week:

Date Morning Afternoon

Evening

Sunday 26th July Cello Orchestra Rehearsal Cello Orchestra Rehearsal Young Artist 2020 Recital
Monday 27th July Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Adults – Aboyne
Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Adults – Aboyne
Rebecca Gilliver Recital
Tuesday 28th July Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Youngsters – Tarland
Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Scottish Music Session (optional)
Wednesday 29th July Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Adults – Aboyne
Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Adults – Aboyne
The Three Cellos Concert
7:30pm Woodend Barn, Banchory
Thursday 30th July Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Youngsters – Tarland
Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Film Night (optional)
Friday 31st July Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Youngsters – Tarland
Students’ Concert
Saturday 1st August Cello Orchestra Rehearsal Cello Orchestra Rehearsal Philip Higham Recital
7:30pm Phoenix Hall, AB15 9DX
Sunday 2nd August Cello Orchestra Rehearsal Giant Cello Ensemble Concert
7:30pm MacRobert Memorial Hall, Tarland

Apply Now!

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Contact