Workshop: New Year’s Resolution Baroque Cello Bootcamp with Phoebe Carraik

Auditors are still being accepted for the 2021 New Year’s Resolution Virtual Baroque Cello Bootcamp with Phoebe Carrai! 

January 1-2 and 4-5, 2021

11am-6/7pm EST 

Baroque Cello Bootcamp is currently in its 16th year under the direction of Phoebe Carrai. Participants and auditors attend masterclasses and presentations ranging from bow technique and continuo classes to lectures and recitals.This year’s Virtual Baroque Cello Bootcamp is the social distancing-friendly version to keep studying in our new world where travel is difficult and finances may be squeezed. 

This Zoom workshop is a great way to invigorate your resolution to play more early music with a daily schedule of Bow Technique, Masterclasses, Lectures, and Continuo Class, as well as Guest Artist Recitals January 2 and 5. Auditors are encouraged to participate in Bow Technique and can ask questions at any time during sessions.  The only technology requirements are a device capable of running Zoom software or the Zoom app. 

Guest Lecturers: 

Robert MealyGraces under Pressure: Italian and French ornaments, and how to make things up in Bach

David Watkin – Finding a context for the Bach Cello Suites

Jennifer Morsches – Tuning in B-Flat

Jonathan Manson – Pointers on bowing and shaping in continuo playing

Recital Series: 

January 2 – Keiran Campbell: music of Bach, Supriani, Colombi, and Vitali

January 5 – Kristin von der Goltz: music of Dall’ abaco

Auditor Prices: $40 per day/$120 Full 2 Sessions

Recital Only Prices: $20 for 2 concerts  January 2 and 5. Proceeds support financial aid recipients. 

Please note: While the Bootcamp daily schedule is rigorous, auditors are welcome to pop in and out of sessions as needed. All sessions will be recorded and available to auditors and participants for later viewing. 

We hope you will join us! 

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