Festival launched by Bill Whelan
The first Galway festival that celebrates the beauty of the cello starts today online.
Cellissimo is presented by Music for Galway and Galway 2020 with some of the world’s best cellists taking part over the next seven days.
Festival director Anna Lardi, who has been working with artistic director Finghin Collins on Cellisimo since 2017, says the festival includes 32 online events – some pay per view and many free. Four of the concerts will be streamed from interesting venues in County Galway, in addition to concerts from Sweden, the UK, The Netherlands, Spain and Belgium.
Naomi Berrill (cello, voice) will perform the World Premiere of Fragments by Bill Whelan (world première, commissioned by CELLISSIMO for the Galway Cello)