Cellissimo – A Cello Festival Reawakens

Date 21.03.2021 - 28.03.2021
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The touch of wool, the subtleties of crumbling cheese, the scent of hay: can this be music? Music for Galway raises the sensual bar with top international performers for its re-imagined cello festival CELLISSIMO – Music for the Senses, March 21 to 28 2021.


True to its original vision, CELLISSIMO celebrates the cello, one of the world’s most beloved and versatile instruments; Music for Galway has re-imagined the festival in order to deliver breathtaking music and the sensations of the West of Ireland to people’s homes.


The programme of the eight-day festival maintains the stellar line-up of top international cellists such as Mischa Maisky, Nicolas Altstaedt, Natalie Haas, Marc Coppey and Tatjana Vassiljeva and features many of its original strands: The core artistic programme, featuring orchestral concerts (RTE Concert Orchestra and Irish Chamber Orchestra), chamber music, Beethoven Sonatas and Bach solo performances throughout the county will be complemented by a masterclass programme, a traditional music strand, the presentation of the newly-commissioned Galway cello and much more.

And just how will CELLISSIMO offer music for all senses? Through its tiered live stream options.  Working with local producers, Music for Galway offers a range of augmented experiences carefully chosen to enhance the online experience of some concerts and create a sense of collectivity by literally becoming part of the events.


More details will be announced closer to the date.

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