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 workshopscello 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 28th July Cello Orchestra Rehearsal Cello Orchestra Rehearsal Philip Higham Solo Recital
7pm Woodend Barn, Banchory
Monday 29th July Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Adults – Aboyne
Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Adults – Aboyne
Joshua Lynch Young Artist 2019 Concert
with Sally Birkett, piano
7:30pm Deeside Theatre, Aboyne
Tuesday 30th July Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Youngsters – Tarland
Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Scottish Music Session (optional)
Wednesday 31st July Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Adults – Aboyne
Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Adults – Aboyne
The Three Cellos Concert
7:30pm Woodend Barn, Banchory
Thursday 1st August Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Youngsters – Tarland
Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Film Night (optional)
Friday 2nd August Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Lessons/Workshops
Students – Tarland
Youngsters – Tarland
Students’ Concert
Saturday 3rd August Cello Orchestra Rehearsal Cello Orchestra Rehearsal Rebecca Gilliver Recital
with Sally Birkett
7:30pm Phoenix Hall, AB15 9DX
Sunday 4th August Cello Orchestra Rehearsal Giant Cello Ensemble Concert
Soloist Philip Higham
7:30pm MacRobert Memorial Hall, Tarland

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