Welcome to Cleveland Cello Society

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An outstanding group of cellists competed in the 2020 Cleveland Cello Society annual scholarship competition. Due to the pandemic, it was held online this year and concluded on Sunday April 19th. The winners are...

Collegiate Division: through age 23; as of September 1, 2020.
   Gold Medal Prize AND Agnew Prize for Bach:   
   Lydia Rhea, 2nd year at Cleveland Institute of Music (student of Melissa Kraut)
   Silver Medal Prize: co-winners
   James Hettinga, 3rd year Cleveland Institute of Music (student of Melissa Kraut)
   Myeonggyun Noh, 3rd year, Cleveland Institute of Music (student of Stephen Geber)

Senior Division:  grades 9 through 12
   Laura Schilz, grade 9, Gilmour Academy (student of Martha Baldwin)
   Ari Webb, grade 9, Wyoming High School, Cincinnati, Ohio (student of Sarah Kim)
   Honorable Mention
   Daniel Dorsey, grade 11 , St. Xavier High School, Cincinnati, Ohio (student of Sarah Kim)
Junior Division, George Knobeloch Edwards Prize:  grades 6 through 8.
   Louis Wang- grade 7, Solon Middle School (student of Jerry Yarovich)

Elementary Division, Mary Margaret Kramer Prize: through grade 5
   Collin Si, grade 5, Hudson East Woods Elementary (student of Renee Matthews) 

Much appreciation to all the contestants for their hard work and dedication.

Congratulations to the winners!

Many thanks to our team of judges.

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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