Cello Cēsis international cello festival,
produced by Cēsis Concert Hall, is held annually in the beautiful city of
Cēsis, Latvia. The first cello festival founded in the Baltic and Nordic
region, Cello Cēsis aims to help the listeners
discover the inimitable voice and diverse sound of the cello through
performances of both world-renowned cello players and young musicians, as well
as the excellent acoustics of the new built Cēsis Concert Hall. The unique
programme of the festival is tailored to demonstrate the essence and the most
brilliant musical pieces written for the cello, from Baroque to the present
day, from world masterpieces of cello music to pieces by Latvian, Baltic and
Nordic composers. A
distinctly internationally orientated festival, Cello Cēsis has already hosted
appearances by world-renowned cello players like Nicolas Altstaedt from
Germany, Marko Ylonen from Finland, Marc Coppey from France and Mario Brunello from Italy. The
festival’s concerts have also featured performances by the best internationally
recognised Latvian cellists. In 2017 Cello Cēsis have been awarded the EFFE Label 2017‒2018, the sign of
quality bestowed on the most outstanding of European festivals. EFFE
(Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) is a label launched by the European
Festivals Association, conferred on the most prominent European festivals.
Further the Programme of the Festival 2017.
This year's festival higlights the performances of one of the world’s best cellists of his generation Daniel Müller-Schott and italian composer and cellists - the "rockstar" of the classical music Giovanni Sollima.
DUO LAUMA SKRIDE & DANIEL MÜLLER-SCHOTT
Friday, 14th September, 19:00
This programme by two brilliant and
internationally acclaimed musicians ‒ the Latvian pianist Lauma Skride and the
German cello player Daniel Müller-Schott ‒ will
feature pieces by one of the Viennese greats, Ludwig van Beethoven, side by
side with the romantically charged music of Robert Schumann and
TANGO FOR CELLO AND VIBRAPHONE
Saturday, 15th September, 14:00
Once again, Cello Cēsis surprises
with unique programmes and unexpected arrangements. Last year’s edition
featured an opportunity to enjoy a recital by a cello and saxophone quartet;
this time around, we invite you to have a taste of the charming interplay
between a cello and a vibraphone.
The programme is musically centred
around the theme of TANGO. Just like two partners become one in this dance, so
do the cello and the
CELLO CĒSIS | Documentary "Rostropovich: The Genius of the Cello"
Saturday, 15th September, 16:00
Festival Cello Cēsis gives the opportunity to watch on the big screen the BBC movie about one of the most famous cellists of all times Mistislav Rostropovich.
Film will will be in English with Latvian subtitles.
ROCK STAR OF CLASSICAL MUSIC GIOVANNI SOLLIMA
Saturday, 15th September, 19:00
The Italian cello player Giovanni
Sollima is a classical musician who enjoys the status of a rock star, a Jimi
Hendrix of the orchestral world who has breathed new life into the musical
instrument familiar to the world for over 300 years ‒ the cello. His music is
much loved by a wide audience, from confirmed aficionados of academic music to heavy
metal fans. Sollima conquers the hearts of them
CELLO TALES WITH DAGAMBA. THE DESERT | A concert production for children
Sunday, 16th September, 13:00
A concert at a faraway desert
settlement awaits musicians of the DAGAMBA cello band. It is there that they
make the acquaintance of the desert-dwelling Berber people, experience a
powerful desert storm and heat and see a mirage of a verdant oasis. But above
all there is the scorching merciless desert sun.
The concert production will be an
invitation for the young listeners to take part in a musically and visually