Welcome to Cleveland Cello Society

HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATE: As of March 15, 2022:  Neither proof of COVID-19 vaccinations nor negative test results are mandatory for attendance at Cleveland Cello Society events.  Masks are also no longer required.

The CCS 2022 Scholarship Competition

And the winners are:
• Elementary Division Mary Margaret Kramer Prize:  
Holden Gilbert - Hilltop Elementary, 5th grade, Hilltop Elementary School, Beachwood, OH (student of Pam Kelly)
• Junior Division George Knobeloch Edwards Prize:
Sonya Moomaw - 6th grade, Spencer Center, Cincinnati, OH (student of Sarah Kim)
Honorable Mention:
William Yeoh - home schooled, 7th grade, Mason, Ohio (student of Martha Baldwin)
• Senior Division:
Fiona Tsang – 11th grade, Young Artist Program, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, OH  (student of Richard Weiss)
Honorable Mention:
Kwabena Owusu - 11th grade, Solon High School, Solon, OH (student of Alan Harrell)
• Collegiate Division:
Jean and Jim Triner Gold Prize:
 Benjamin Mekinulov - sophomore, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, OH (student of Melissa Kraut)  
Silver Prize:
Martha Sprague - sophomore, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, OH (student of Sharon Robinson)  
Agnew Bach Prize:
Nathaniel Abreu – sophomore, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, OH (student of Dmitry Kouzov)

A huge thank you to the judges for their time and expertise today.
Collegiate Division: Catharina Meints, Isabel Dimoff, and Sameer Apte
Senior Division: Julie Myers King, David Ellis, and Ellie Glorioso
Elementary and Junior Divisions: Julie Myers King, David Ellis, and Rachel Bernstein

Frontpage Slideshow

Dave Brubeck and cello octet
CCS Audience
Ida Teaching
iCellisti 2014

Our Mission

The mission of the Cleveland Cello Society is to foster greater appreciation for and enjoyment of the cello and the musical arts, through performance, education, and the sharing of ideas.

Never underestimate the power of the cello!

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