All cellists and enthusiasts, regardless of location, race, socio-economic status, or ability level, will have access to the highest level of musical instruction, inspiration, and interaction.
Nurture and strengthen the individual cellist and a global cello community through free online instruction and advice from renowned cellists and teachers.
What We Provide
CelloBello.org is free, accessible to everyone, providing world-class lessons, masterclasses, interviews, and interactive live-streamed chats with renowned artist-teachers from the solo, chamber music, orchestral, and teaching professions. CelloBello is particularly valuable for both students and professionals who may be resource deprived.
The site also provides articles, information on jobs and competitions, repertoire and book listings, and additional educational, career, and professional resources.
Who We Are
The Founder and Artistic Director of CelloBello is Paul Katz, former cellist with the Cleveland Quartet and current Professor of Cello at the New England Conservatory in Boston.
Additional content and instruction is provided by a long list of internationally renowned professional cellists and teachers who donate their time and expertise. Contributors include: Yo-Yo Ma, Alisa Weilerstein, Pieter Wispelwey, Laurence Lesser, Robert deMaine, Astrid Schween, Norman Fischer, Jeffrey Zeigler, Marcy Rosen, Lluís Claret, Yeesun Kim, Inbal Segev, Natasha Brofsky, Andrès Diaz, Colin Carr, Antonio Lysy, Amit Peled, and many others.
In 2010, cellist Paul Katz launched the CelloBello website in consultation with the Educational Media Foundation of the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) affiliate WGBH Boston, and Rafael deStella of destella.creative.
A major redesign was completed in 2017 by Katz, Webmaster Jussi Reijonen, and Blink;Tech, who currently host the site. A small but dedicated team of part-time and volunteer web staff maintains the site. The development of the CelloBello website began in 2009 with fundraising support from the New England Conservatory and then-President Tony Woodcock. CelloBello is now an entirely separate non-profit organization with no direct business affiliation or monetary subsidization from NEC.