Welcome to Cleveland Cello Society

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May 5, 2019 - Our annual Scholarship Competition was held at The Music Settlement.  29 talented cellists from across Ohio competed in 4 age groups. 

And the winners are:  

Collegiate Division

Gold Prize AND Agnew Bach Prize: David Lee, student of Darrett Adkins at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music 
Silver Prize: Lydia Rhea, student of Melissa Kraut at Cleveland Institute of Music

Senior Division

Winner: Ania Lewis, student of Martha Baldwin at Cleveland Institute of Music, Preparatory Department
Honorable Mention: Annie Zhang, student of Melissa Kraut, at Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Department

Junior Division

Winner: Eleanor Pompa, student of Pamela Kelly at Cleveland institute of Music Preparatory Department

Elementary Division

Winner: Rhys Scott, student of Derek Snyder at The Music Settlement 

Many thanks to our dedicated judges:
David Ellis, Abbey Hansen, Alan Harris, Gayle Klaber, Jane Leggiero, Catharina Meints, and Steve Somach 

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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