All cellists, regardless of location, level, or economic status, will have access to the highest level of musical instruction, inspiration, and interaction.
Nurture and strengthen a global cello community through free online instruction and advice from renowned cellists and teachers.
What We Provide
CelloBello provides free online resources related to playing the cello, including lessons, master classes, interviews, and interactive chats with artist-teachers from the solo, chamber music, orchestral, and teaching professions.
The site also provides articles, information on jobs and competitions, repertoire and book listings, and additional educational, career, and professional resources.
Who We Are
The Founder and Artistic Director of CelloBello is Paul Katz, former cellist with the Cleveland Quartet and current Professor of Cello at the New England Conservatory in Boston.
Additional content and instruction is provided by a long list of internationally renowned professional cellists and teachers who donate their time and expertise. Contributors include: Yo-Yo Ma, Alisa Weilerstein, Pieter Wispelwey, Laurence Lesser, Robert deMaine, Astrid Schween, Norman Fischer, Jeffrey Zeigler, Marcy Rosen, Lluís Claret, Yeesun Kim, Inbal Segev, Natasha Brofsky, Andrès Diaz, Colin Carr, Antonio Lysy, Amit Peled, and many others.
In 2010, cellist Paul Katz launched the CelloBello website in consultation with the Educational Media Foundation of the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) affiliate WGBH Boston, and Rafael deStella of destella.creative.
A major redesign was completed in 2017 by Katz, Webmaster Jussi Reijonen, and Blink;Tech, who currently host the site. A small but dedicated team of part-time and volunteer web staff maintains the site.
Relationship with the New England Conservatory
The development of the CelloBello website began in 2009 with fundraising support from the New England Conservatory and then-President Tony Woodcock. NEC’s support continues today with in-kind support of work-study students and Facebook Live streaming of cello-related events, but CelloBello is an entirely separate organization with no direct business affiliation or monetary subsidization from NEC.
CelloBello is a not-for-profit LLC. We are funded entirely by donations.
For those in the United States, tax-deductible donations can be made via our partners at FracturedAtlas.org.*
* These statements are not intended to be used as tax advice; CelloBello recommends that donors seek advice from their tax advisors regarding the deductibility of their charitable gifts.