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The cello corner
The Cello Corner

Young musicians from The Cello Corner school perform live here at Lauderdale House on Sunday 15 December upstairs in the Long Gallery. 

The young performers are the students of Susanne Beer’s The Cello Corner, and range from 7-11 years old. A number of these performers have also earned places in the National Children’s Orchestra and have won numerous musical awards. 

The programme will include solo repertoire as well as chamber music by Bach, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi.

Proceeds go to the Susanne Beer Cello Corner Foundation. 

The Cello Corner is a cello school that was set up by Susanne Beer in 2012. The school's students have played solo performances, recitals and chamber music in venues such as the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room, the David Josefowitz Recital Hall in the Royal Academy of Music, the Mark Elder Hall in Bryanston as well as group performances in the Royal Albert Hall.

Prior to this, Susanne was the co-principal cellist in the London Philharmonic Orchestra for 18 years. During this period, she also guest-led other orchestras, such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. In 1997 Sir George Solti invited her personally to guest-lead the cello section of the World Orchestra for Peace (later taken over by Valery Gergiev), which she did for 10 years.

Susanne plays chamber music on a regular basis at venues such as the Bunka Kaikan Hall in Tokyo, the Konzerthaus in Vienna and the Wigmore Hall in London to name a few. She has mentored the winners of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Future First student scheme, coached the London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the Southbank Sinfonia and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as well as at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Susanne has given masterclasses in the USA, the UK, Japan and Spain.