Jazz, Flamenco, Tango, Funk ... for the cello? Of course! These styles and many more have been combined in a wonderfully easy way and can be discovered at the NEW DIRECTIONS CELLO FESTIVAL in Cologne.
Players from all over Europe and almost every continent, from amateur to professional or school age to senior cellists everybody was participating with enthusiasm. With a mix of all styles, as colorful and varied as the teaching artists and visitors at the festival.
A festival for and by musicians, where everything was on the move especially the meetings and inter communication either at the workshops, concerts, or during the violin making exhibition.
For us as exhibitors this was exciting to discover the cello-world outside classical music.
We would like to thank the organizers, teams around the event, artists / workshop leaders, and of course the many musicians visiting the Pirastro booth.