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Tim Janof Rondo in Blue

Janof Rondo in Blue for Cello and Piano

Enjoy this original composition from a self-taught cellist who learned and played for years before he had his first teacher as a sophomore in college
Aaron Kernis Featured

NU Cello Ensemble Series: Interview with Aaron Kernis

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis is one of the world’s leading figures in new music. His work for eight celli, Ballad, is featured on Northwestern University Cello Ensemble’s debut album
Hans Thomalla Featured

NU Cello Ensemble Series: Interview with Hans Thomalla

German professor of composition and music technology Hans Thomalla chats about an international career and his compositional work in an exclusive interview
Chris Willis Recording Studio

NU Cello Ensemble Series: Interview with Christopher Willis, Part 2

Four-time Grammy-winning recording engineer Christopher Willis talks microphone technology, including that used to record the Northwestern University Cello Ensemble’s CD
Chris Willis Grammy

NU Cello Ensemble Series: Interview with Christopher Willis, Part 1

Four-time Grammy-winning recording engineer Christopher Willis talks about the origins and evolution of his career in recording
Gabriel Cabezas Featured

NU Cello Ensemble Series: Interview with Gabriel Cabezas

One of America’s most sought after young musicians, featured as a soloist on the Northwestern University Cello Ensemble’s album Shadow, Echo, Memory, talks his career and involvement in the CD
NU Cello Ensemble Rehearsal

NU Cello Ensemble Series: Interview with Hans Jørgen Jensen

Internationally renowned cellist and pedagogue Hans Jørgen Jensen, founder/artistic director of the Northwestern University Cello Ensemble, talks about the ensemble, his experiences, and his teaching.
Joe Johnson Rachmaninoff Ensemble

NU Cello Ensemble Series: Interview with Joe Johnson

Joseph Johnson, principal cellist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, has been heard throughout the world as a soloist, chamber musician and educator. In this interview, he shares his thoughts about his life as a musician.
Interview Michael van der Sloot - Cave Art 1

NU Cello Ensemble Series: Interview with Michael van der Sloot

Learn more about the inspiration behind the title work of Northwestern University Cello Ensemble’s new album: Shadow, Echo, Memory
Valter and Pavle Despalj

Omaggio a Bellini from the Brothers Dešpalj

We’ve got a double treat of Dešpalj for you! Editor Valter Dešpalj joins with his brother Pavle to bring an exciting original composition from latter, Omaggio a Bellini, to you in two arrangements: cello & guitar and cello & piano.
Granados Intermezzo Cello Despalj Featured

Valter Dešpalj takes on some Spanish Flavor with Granados and Guitar

Enrique Granados’ Intermezzo from the opera Goyescas has been arranged for cello and guitar by Valter Dešpalj
Stephen Watkins Unheard Serenade

Hear the Unheard Serenade by Stephen Watkins

Inspired by the second verse of the poem “Let Me Enjoy” by Thomas Hardy, this wordless serenade is written in the style of Purcell for cello octet