The Beautiful 'Cello

Looking through photos  taken at Sydney Mozart Society concert rehearsals over the last year, it was hard not to be struck by what a beautiful instrument the 'cello is - the curved shape, the rich ccolour, the sheen of the varnish and the elegant scroll of the neck. We've  put together a collection of our favourite photos of 'cellos and virtuoso performers from past concert rehearsals. Enjoy!


Kristy Conrau ('Cello, Sydney Symphony Orchestra) rehearsing DVOŘÁK
The Cypresses, B 152,  with the Chanterelle String Quartet in  August 2014


Teije Hylkema Cello

Teije Hylkema (Principal 'Cello, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra) rehearsing
BEETHOVEN trio op 11 Gassenhauer with Mozart and Friends, July 2015



Catherine Hewgill (Principal 'Cello, Sydney Symphony Orchestra) warming-up
for a performance of MOZART concerti with the Sydney Soloists in July 2014.


 Elena Cheah Cello 4

Elena Cheah ('Cello Faculty, Musikhochschule Stuttgart) guest 'cello with the 
Streeton Trio rehearsing BRAHMS Piano Trio in C op 87, August 2014


Patrick Murphy Cello

Patrick Murphy ('Cello Performance Fellow at the University of Queensland School of Music), rehearsing HAYDN Divertimento in G Hob XIV:6, with the Southern Cross Soloists.
October 2014


                              Photos and text: Charmain Boyakovsky