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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.
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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
Mendelssohn Song Without Words

Cello and Guitar Sing a Song without Words

Valter Dešpalj continues to explore how guitar accompaniment can help to emphasize a character of intimacy in music with cello. Mendelssohn’s Song without Words, Op. 109 joins as the newest arrangement.
O Holy Night

New Holiday Score: O Holy Night for Cello Trio

Celebrate the holidays with a cello trio arrangement of Adolphe Adam’s O Holy Night by Kathy Fraser
Barlowe Come Close the Curtain of Your Eyes Featured

A Poem for Violin and Piano by Amy Barlowe

An original composition by Amy Barlowe for violin and piano, based on the poem of the same name by Pauline Avery Crawford
Joseph Silverstein

Remembering Joseph Silverstein

Violinist, conductor, and teacher Joseph Silverstein has passed away at age 83
Josef Rheinberger

Abendlied “Evening Song” for Cello Sextet

Valter Dešpalj has arranged fellow Liechtensteinian Josef Rheinberger’s organ composition Abendlied (Evening Song) for cello sextet
Griffin Blues on the G String

Hear and Play the Blues with up to Twenty Celli

If you’ve never had the opportunity to play with four cello quintets at once, now’s your chance with Steven Griffin’s original composition Blues on the G String