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Cello Month

Tuesday, April 24th, 7:30pm

David Requiro Masterclass and Recital

7:30pm
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

  Free with Reservation

First Prize winner of the 2008 Naumburg International Violoncello Competition, David Requiro has emerged as one of today’s finest American cellists. Mr. Requiro has appeared as soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and numerous orchestras across North America. He has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and is a founding member of the Baumer String Quartet. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center recently appointed Mr. Requiro to its prestigious CMS Two residency beginning in 2018.

In 2015, Mr. Requiro was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder and has previously served as Artist-in-Residence at the University of Puget Sound as well as Guest Lecturer at the University of Michigan.


CHV Masterclass Series
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Masterclass Series
CHV Masterclass Series with Eric Silberger
7:00 pm
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

All masterclasses will take place in the Carriage House Violin Recital Hall. Admission is FREE, though space is limited. Please reserve your seat by calling 617-262-0051 or

  Register Online.

Eric Silberger

Thursday, April 26, 2018 | Lecture
Join specialist Claire Stefani in a lecture to learn more about finding the best setup for your body and playing style.
3:00 pm
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

Pain in the neck? It could it be your chin/shoulder rest set-up!

CLAIRE STEFANI

  • 15 years of experience with orchestral string accessories (cases, strings)
  • Owner of Volute Service ( www.voluteservice.com)
  • Body Mapping affiliate trainee, active member of Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA), fitter for Frisch & Denig chinrest line.

WHY EXPLORE ACCESSORY OPTIONS?

  • Valid market study run in the Netherlands (www.violinistinbalance.nl), documenting the benefits of customized chin and shoulder set-up to accommodate a wide array of players’ body structure.
  • Access to inexpensive customized chinrests (http://chinrests.com) designed to accommodate all body types while keeping the instrument no higher than needed.
  • Can efficiently complement but never replace Alexander/Body Mapping/Feldenkrais postural education/correction approaches.

** Individual private appointments will also be available on Friday, April 27.

Cost is $80.

To schedule an appointment, please call 617-262-0051.

Claire Stefani

Cello Month

Wednesday, May 2, 2:00pm

Pirastro String Talk

2:00pm
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

 Free

As part of Cello Month, The US Marketing Manager for Pirastro Strings Ed Mingo will be giving an in-depth talk on cello string construction and how to find your tone. The lecture will feature how the different core materials and metal windings affect the playability and projection of your instrument to help you create your own unique sound. As an added bonus everyone that attends the lecture will be entered for a chance to win a set of Perpetual Cello Strings.


Cello Month

Sunday, May 6, 7:00pm

Cello Month Launch Party

7:00pm
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

 Free

Join us for an evening of food, drink, and celebration of all things cello. Browse our contemporary cello exhibit that includes a special group of modern Cremonese cellos from the Consortium of Violin makers “Antonio Stradivari” and mingle with fellow cellists and those who love the instrument.


Cello Month

Monday, May 7, 6:30pm

Ole Akahoshi

6:30pm
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

 Free with Reservation

At age eleven, Ole Akahoshi was the youngest student to be accepted by Pierre Fournier. He received a bachelor from Juilliard and a master degree from Yale, where he studied with Aldo Parisot, as well as an artist diploma from Indiana University under Janos Starker. Mr. Akahoshi has served as teaching assistant for both Aldo Parisot and Janos Starker. Ole Akahoshi is the principal cellist of the Sejong Soloists. In 1997 he joined the faculty of the Yale School of Music, where he is Assistant Professor of Cello.

Akahoshi enjoys a concert career in North and South Americas, Asia, and Europe in recitals, chamber music concerts, and as soloist with orchestras such as the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Symphonisches Orchester Berlin. He has won numerous competitions, including Concertino Praga and Jugend Musiziert, and is a recipient of the Salon de Virtuosi fellowship award. His performances have been featured on CNN, NPR, WQXR, Korean Broadcasting, and the major German stations.


Cello Month

Wednesday, May 9, 7:30pm

Amit Peled Masterclass and Recital

7:30pm
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

 Free with Reservation

Grammy-nominated cellist, conductor, and pedagogue Amit Peled enjoys a busy and dynamic career performing for audiences across the globe. Founder and Artistic Director of the Mount Vernon Virtuosi, Mr. Peled combines a growing conducting schedule, while continuing a thriving solo career performing on the historic 1733 Gofriller Pablo Casals cello personally handed to him by Marta Casals Istomin, and his professorship at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University. In his continued quest to make classical music more accessible, Mr. Peled recently published a children’s book A Cello Named Pablo and released a new cello technique method book The First Hour.


Cello Month

Saturday, May 12, 7:00pm

BoCoCelli Recital

7:00pm
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

 Free with Reservation

Cellists from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee

The Cellists: Ben Baker, Jeremiah Everard Barcus, William Laney, Margaret Madsen, Elisa Rodriguez Sadaba, Brianna Tagliaferro, Nathaniel Pasague Taylor, and Rhonda Rider


Cello Month

Monday, May 14, 7:30pm

Blaise Déjardin and Kee Kim Duo Recital

7:30pm
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

 Free with Reservation

New Duos for 2 Cellos by W.A. Mozart

Blaise Déjardin

Strasbourg-born cellist Blaise Déjardin was appointed principal cello of the Boston Symphony Orchestra by BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons in spring 2018, having joined the BSO's cello section in 2008. Previously, Déjardin was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. He was a founding member of the Boston-based string orchestra A Far Cry, and in 2010 he founded the acclaimed Boston Cello Quartet with three BSO colleagues.

He has arranged numerous pieces for cello ensembles, earning four ASCAP Plus Awards and receiving commissions from Yo-Yo Ma, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and A Far Cry. In 2013 he launched Opus Cello, his online sheet music publishing company. He has served as artistic director of the Boston Cello Society since its creation in 2015. Mr. Déjardin has performed as soloist with orchestra around the world. In 2008 he gave the U.S. premiere of French composer Edith Canat de Chizy's Formes du vent for solo cello.

A dedicated chamber musician, he spent two summers at Ravinia's Steans Institute for Young Artists. He holds a first prize in Cello with highest honors from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris, as well as a master of music diploma and a graduate diploma from the New England Conservatory in Boston.

His main teachers were Philippe Muller, Laurence Lesser, and Bernard Greenhouse. Mr. Déjardin made his debut with orchestra at age fourteen performing Haydn's C major concerto at the Corum in Montpellier, France. Among his numerous awards and honors, he was awarded first prize at the Maurice Gendron International Cello Competition and was also the youngest prizewinner at the 6th Adam International Cello Competition in New Zealand. In 2007 he made his Paris recital debut at Le Petit Palais as a laureate of the program Declic supporting emerging young soloists in France.

He has taught privately and at the New England Conservatory and Tanglewood Music Center.

Kee Kim

A native of Seoul, Korea, cellist Kee-Hyun Kim is a founding member of the Grammy Award winning Parker Quartet. Mr. Kim started at the Juilliard pre-college in 1992. Since then, he has attended the preparatory divisions of the Korean National University of the Arts, where he studied with Myung-Wha Chung; the New England Conservatory, and the Walnut Hill School. He holds a B.M. from the New England Conservatory, as well as two M.M. from the same institution, where his principal teachers were Laurence Lesser and Paul Katz.

A winner of numerous competitions both at home and abroad, Kee won top prizes in virtually all of the major competitions in Korea, including the Ehwa, Sae-gae, and Korean Newspaper Competitions, as well as placing second in the Pusan National Competition. He was the recipient of the Landgraf-von-Hessen Prize at the 1999 Kronberg Cello Masterclasses, and won second prize in the Hudson Valley String competition in 2002. As a member of the Parker Quartet, some awards and distinctions include 1st prize at the Bordeaux String Quartet competition, the Cleveland Quartet Award, and 2010's Grammy Award for "Best Chamber Music Performance. Currently he is on the faculty of Harvard University’s Department of Music, where the quartet was appointed Blodgett Artists-in-Residence in 2014.

Kee plays on an 1844 Giaccomo Rivolta cello made in Milan, as well as a custom-made bow from Benoit Rolland, made in 2007.


Cello Month

Saturday, May 19, 7:30pm

Paul Katz Masterclass and Discussion

7:30pm
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

 Free with Reservation

Focusing on Emmanuel Feuermann with special surprise guest!


Cello Month

Sunday, May 27, 11:00am

Boston Symphony Orchestra Cellists Perform the Bach Cello Suites

10:00am Brunch
11:00am Concert
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

Sold Out

Join six of the fine cellists of the Boston Symphony Orchestra as they each perform one of the Bach Cellos Suites. Prior to the performance and during intermission brunch will be served to the attendees.

  • Suite 1: Adam Esbensen
  • Suite 2: Owen Young
  • Suite 3: Oliver Aldort
  • Suite 4: Mickey Katz
  • Suite 5: Blaise Déjardin
  • Suite 6: Alexandre Lecarme

CHV Masterclass Series
September 30, 2018 | Masterclass Series
CHV Masterclass Series with Ani Kavafian
2:00 pm
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

All masterclasses will take place in the Carriage House Violin Recital Hall. Admission is FREE, though space is limited. Please reserve your seat by calling 617-262-0051 or

  Register Online.

Ani Kavafian

CHV Masterclass Series
October 14, 2018 | Masterclass Series
CHV Masterclass Series with Peter Stumpf
3:00 pm
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

All masterclasses will take place in the Carriage House Violin Recital Hall. Admission is FREE, though space is limited. Please reserve your seat by calling 617-262-0051 or

  Register Online.

Peter Stumpf

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