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NZSM: Cellophonia II (For Participants)

NZSM: Cellophonia II (For Participants)

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  • Mon 3 Dec ’12 – Sun 9 Dec ’12, 9:00am
  • Fri 7 Dec ’12 – Sun 9 Dec ’12, 9:00am


Hunter Council Chamber, Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Parade, Wellington Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Weekend participant: $15.00
  • Week-long participant: $150.00

Te Kōkī, the New Zealand School of Music is hosting Cellophonia II. The festival for cellists and cello-lovers is split into two main sections:
1: a week-long course of masterclasses, lessons, ensemble playing
2: a week-end of playing as an ensemble with more than 20 cellists, culminating in a public concert.

NB: Participants for either the week-long or weekend courses should register by 5pm on Monday 12 November so that masterclasses, workshops can be planned and parts can be allocated and sent out. If you miss this deadline but still want to participate you will need to contact Inbal Megiddo at NZSM :

During the week-long course, participants will work and study with:
- Inbal Megiddo, NZSM Lecturer in Cello;
- Andrew Joyce, Principal Cello in the NZSO;
- and special guest teacher: Shmuel Magen – Professor of cello, chamber music and cello pedagogy, and head of the strings department, in the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Hebrew University. The participants can work on particular pieces with these teachers, participate in masterclasses, and work on ensemble repertoire that they will take in to the weekend performance. The fee for all of this cellistic opportunity is just $150. Week participation is from the 3rd - 9th Dec.

On the weekend, Inbal, Andrew and Professor Magen will be joined by guest performers/tutors Ashley Brown (NZTrio) and Eliah Sakakushev (APO). The 'week-long' participants will be joined by other professional and amateur cellists who will come just for the weekend to play a selection of ensemble music for cellos together. The weekend will culminate in a public concert in the Hunter Council Chamber on Sunday afternoon. The fee for weekend participation is just $15. Weekend participation is from the 7th - 9th Dec.

To register, simply buy a 'Ticket' by clicking on the links above. You can choose between the week-long registrations for masterclasses and tutorials and ensemble playing, or the weekend only. If you have any questions or need more information, email Inbal on or the NZSM events coordinator on

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