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As an event that has left an indelible mark on the music stage of this part of Europe during its decade of existence, Cello Fest reopens the doors of music halls and classrooms for all lovers of this instrument and classical music in general, as well as for the best cello students.
After an eight-year break, the Cello Fest is ‘waking up’ with concerts and master classes by international and domestic cellists, which are being held in Belgrade from September 25 to 28, organized by the Belgrade Festivals Centre – CEBEF.
The central concert of the Festival is planned for September 28 at the Kolarac Endowment, with arrangements of compositions for ensembles of two to thirteen musicians. The programme will feature works by Tchaikovsky, Rossini, Paganini, Chopin, as well as some works of popular music.
Along with our best artists of all generations, renowned guests perform: Denis Severin (Switzerland), Atanas Krastev (Bulgaria) and Răzvan Suma (Romania).
On September 27, a concert of the most prominent young cellists from all over Serbia will be held in the Ceremonial Hall of the City Assembly. Admission is free.
Master classes will be held in the Music Schools ‘Mokranjac’, ‘Vojislav Vučković’ and ‘Vladimir Đorđević’.
From the very beginning, the festival dedicated to the art of playing the cello was a meeting place for top musicians from all over the world who, through concerts, master classes and workshops, contributed to the development and quality of the Serbian cello school.
This year's Cello Fest with the slogan ‘Awakening’ is dedicated to the memory of musicologist Vesna Kabiljo (1957 - 2013), who with her energy and enthusiasm made this festival one of the leading festivals in this part of Europe.
The Festival has hosted many great soloists and pedagogues, including Mischa Maisky, Alban Gerhardt, Maria Kliegel, Gautier Capuçon, Alexander Bailey, Martin Lehr, Stefan Popov, Young-Chang Cho, Louise Hopkins, Steven Isserlis, David Geringas and many others.
During the first ten editions of the Festival, more than 500 participants and students went through master workshops, and more than 100 concerts, lectures and educational workshops were held.
Tickets for the gala concert are on sale at the Kolarac box office, at a single price of 500 RSD. Due to current epidemiological measures, the number of seats is limited.