25th Annual

New Directions Cello Festival

Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.

June 21 – 23, 2019.It was destined to be an extra special festival in Boston.
A cause for celebration, lots of new directions cello energy and a dose of melancholy at the prospect that this could be the last New Directions Cello Festival of all.

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25th Annual New Directions Cello Festival

New Directions Cello Festival Berklee College of Music Boston, MA June 21 – 23, 2019 The guest artists were: Stephan Braun & Deep Strings, Helen Gillet, Matthieu Saglio, Stephen Katz, Eric Wright with Mairi Rankin, Vincent Courtois & Love of Life Trio and...

24th Annual New Directions Cello Festival 2018

English German 24th annualNew Directions Cello FestivalHochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln // WDR Funkhaus Köln (Cologne), Germany July 13-15, 2018 Exploring the current state of non-classical cello music.Featuring:Reijseger Fraanje Sylla (NL/Senegal), Martin Meléndez...

24th Annual New Directions Cello Festival 2018 – German Version

English German 24th annual New Directions Cello Festival Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln // WDR Funkhaus Köln (Cologne), Germany July 13-15, 2018 Exploring the current state of non-classical cello music. Featuring: Reijseger Fraanje Sylla (NL/Senegal), Martin...

23rd Annual New Directions Cello Festival 2017

Photos by William Staffeld, Dave Phillips & Josanna Crookston 23rd annual New Directions Cello Festival Ithaca College, Ithaca NY June 16-18, 2017 Exploring the current state of non-classical cello music. Featuring: Malcolm Parson...

2016 New Directions Cello Festival

The 22nd New Directions Cello Festival took place June 3 – 5, 2016 at Humboldt State University Humboldt, California

The New Directions Cello Festival is a performance and educational forum for non-classical cello, featuring performances, workshops, and jam sessions led by guest artists (and their groups) who are pioneering new directions for cellists in a wide variety of styles. Keep an eye on this website for the latest information.