CelloFest is an annual concert celebrating the cello repertoire and a new generation of dedicated cellists. CelloFest began in 2007 in order to offer more- advanced cello students from Community Cello Works a special forum. Here, by invitation, they present particularly exciting pieces in a formal concert setting meant to highlight their playing and to celebrate the glory of the cello repertoire.
Contributing richly to these programs are guest performers who are graduates of Community Cello Works, members of the professional community, and friends of the studio. Soloists have been accompanied by the excellent collaborative pianist Erica Sipes. In addition to solos, the program includes several cello ensemble pieces that welcome the entire studio to participate. Conductors from our region have kindly joined us in presenting this repertoire.
Each year’s CelloFest has a unifying theme: PopperFest, 2007; Latin-American CelloFest, 2008; The Eclectic Cello, 2009; The Evocative Cello, 2010; The Cello In Eastern Europe, 2011; The French Cello, 2012; Violoncello Americano, 2014; Schumann and Friends, 2015.