1st Sep 2017
Melbourne Cello Festival (MCF) was founded in 2015 by Artistic Director Alvin Wong to bring cellists around the world to Melbourne for the celebration of cello music. Its goal is to provide and promote cello at the highest level, to bring communities together through the love of cello and music, and to nurture the younger generations in music and art. This trinity of values, artistry, community and engagement, are the core of the Festival.
Distinguished cellists from around Australia and overseas present the highest calibre of classical music in a variety of concerts for audience to experience their artistry and excellence. In 2017, the featured international artists are cellists Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi (Japan), Paul Katz (USA), Edith Salzmann (Germany/New Zealand) and Inbal Megiddo (Israel/New Zealand) and pianist Pei-Shan Lee. Australian artists include cellists Howard Penny and Meta Weiss, double bassist Robert Nairn, and pianist Caroline Almonte. Programs include solo cello performances, duos, recitals, chamber music, new music and large ensemble concerts.
Photos by Sav Schulman
1st Sep 2017
Melba Hall, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
School: Melbourne Conservatorium of Music