British cellist Jacob Shaw, who has been based in Copenhagen, Denmark since 2012, has created the Scandinavian Cello School. The aim of this new initiative is to help young cellists: « We support, educate and promote cellists aged from 16-25 years old. Cellists are welcome from all over the world to apply for various SCS projects or to become an SCS Young Artist. Our long term goal is to create a permanent center for cello in Scandinavia. »

Scandinavian Cello School is a non-profit organisation and participants receive a 100% scholarship for tuition costs at all SCS projects.

The first project is the SCS Cello Camp, Costa del Sol, with the support of Project Music Management. The camp will take place from 7-14 November 2016. Each participant will receive 3 private lessons from SCS director Jacob Shaw – as well as group sessions, educational trips and performance opportunities. Pirastro Strings will sponsor each cellist selected on the SCS Cello Camp. Each selected participant will receive Pirastro products on arrival – including a set of their new “Perpetual” cello strings (worth over 400 euro).

This is a unique cello camp with 100% tuition fee scholarships for 6 participants, born before the year 2000.

The school has a number of Artistic advisers, among them Holly Allen Cooper (UK), Artist and Designer, Co-founder, Whitebeam Studio; Julius Berger (Germany), Cellist, Professor, Leopold Mozart Zentrum Augsburg University, Artistic Director, Asiago Festival Italy and Eckelshausen Festival Germany, President of the Internationalen Instrumentalwettbewerbes Markneukirchen; Remy Franck (Luxembourg), President, International Classical Music Awards, Editor in Chief, Pizzicato; Lars Hoefs (USA/Brazil), Cellist, Professor of Cello and Music History, San Paulo State University, Brazil, Artistic Director, Villa-Lobus International Chamber Music Festival; Hans Jørgen Jensen (Denmark), Cellist, Professor of Cello, Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University, USA; Nikolaj Lund (Denmark), Photographer; Nico Muhly (USA), Composer; Chantal Stigliani (France), Pianist, Founder, Philomuses Association (Supporting the Arts in all forms); Laurence Vittes (USA) – Classical Music Specialist and Writer; Marcin Zdunik (Poland), Cellist, Cello Teacher, Gdansk Music Academy, Poland.


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