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The Cellísimo Virtual Festival was created by cellist and teacher Michal Shein during the pandemic in order to support Spanish-speaking cellists in their musical education, in their development as artists, and to offer access to unforgettable musical experiences. The festival gives high-potential students access to a high-level festival, which also focuses on well-being and the formation of an extremely special community. Classes at the festival are in Spanish.


Now in its fourth year, the festival has transformed the musical lives of more than 56 cellists from more than 8 countries in Latin America.

What does the festival include?

When will the 2024 Festival take place?

The festival begins on June 24 and ends on July 6.

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Participants will have the opportunity to work intensively with Professor Michal Shein for two transformative weeks. Apart from their classes with the teacher, they will have the opportunity to play in master classes with other artists and participate in special sessions.

The festival also focuses on the well-being of our body and mind. There will be daily sessions of yoga, meditation and physical exercises for musicians.

"This opportunity that I have been able to develop at the festival was a unique and amazing experience. Teachers of the highest level who instilled in us great knowledge and skills for our personal development and as musicians"

- Cristhian Requejo (Peru)

Who is the festival for?

The Cellísimo Virtual Festival is for advanced level cellists ages 15-24, who are interested in or are already pursuing a career in music. The festival gives preference to cellists from Latin America, but is also open to cellists from other countries.

The number of cellists accepted will be limited. However, there will be an opportunity for other cellists and teachers to participate as auditors for some of the sessions.

"This Cellísimo experience exceeded all my expectations. It has made me grow as a person and as a cellist. Despite the difficulties that musicians face due to having gone through a pandemic, this festival took place at a time when everything is already returning to in-person life , has led me to connect with my essence and my passion like when I started studying music as a child. I feel very happy with everything I shared, learned and grew in this festival alongside great people, musicians and teachers. Thank you so much."

- Stephanny Mata (Venezuela)

What does each student receive?

Participants will have the opportunity to work intensively with Professor Michal Shein and faculty for two transformative weeks.

Sessions include;

  • Two individual classes (open to all participants)

  • Daily group technique class

  • Master classes (open to the public)

  • Class on orchestral passages

  • Access to pieces by composer-in-residence Andrea Casarrubios

  • Session on the baroque style and bow strokes

  • Daily group wellness session (yoga, meditation, etc.)

  • Social activities!

For more information:

To join the Cellísimo Facebook Group, clickHERE

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