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 and the very best international cellist tutors. 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 workshopscello orchestra, and accompanists/chamber music.

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

Below is a typical schedule for the week when the festival runs live in Scotland:

Date Morning Afternoon

Evening

Sunday Cello Orchestra Rehearsal Cello Orchestra Rehearsal Young Artist Recital
Monday Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Adults – Aboyne
Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Adults – Aboyne
 Recital TBC
Tuesday Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Youngsters – Tarland
Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Scottish Music Session
Wednesday Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Adults – Aboyne
Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Adults – Aboyne
The Three Cellos Concert TBC
Thursday Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Youngsters – Tarland
Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Film Night (optional)
Friday Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Youngsters – Tarland
Students’ Concert
Saturday Cello Orchestra Rehearsal Cello Orchestra Rehearsal Recital TBC
Sunday   free Cello Orchestra Rehearsal Giant Cello Ensemble Concert                        MacRobert Memorial Hall, Tarland

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