For full details please visit the Oxford Cello School website.
To register online, please visit the Oxford Cello School website.
- Sung Won Yang
- Catherine Ardagh-Walter
- Pierre Doumenge
- Kwêsi Edman
- Paul Cox
- Elizabeth Parkin
- Erin James
- Elizabeth Harré
- Claire Babington
- Matthew Forbes
- Katy Cox
- David Kadumukasa
- Tim Smedley
- Helen Downham
- Chris Doggett
- Peteris Sokolovskis
- Arthur Boutillier
- Lawrence Durkin
- Tristan Horne
- Sergio Serra
- Mike Nowland
The Oxford Cello School (OCS) is an international cello and double bass summer school founded in 1980 by Marianne Gottfeldt to provide a unique opportunity for cellists and bassists to focus on their instrument and receive the very best tuition in an intensive environment.
This remains our philosophy. Our dedicated and enthusiastic staff, as well as other course members, provide inspiration and encouragement which stimulates students to develop previously unexploited potential.
Since its establishment the OCS has been proud to welcome students of all ages, backgrounds, nationalities and abilities. Our orchestras take advantage of the cello’s unrivalled versatility and have performed a vast repertoire of works from all musical eras including pieces from eminent modern composers commissioned by the OCS.
We take the task of helping players to improve very seriously and our excellent staff/student relationship creates the ideal relaxed atmosphere in which to achieve fantastic results. Flexibility is always a priority and we consider the individual needs of each and every student to be of paramount importance.
We look forward to working with you to make a year’s progress in a week!
- Performance (27 July – 3 August)
- Performance Plus (24 July – 3 August)
- Advanced (27 July – 3 August)
- Advanced Plus (24 July – 3 August)
- Intermediate (27 July – 3 August)
- Intermediate Plus (24 July – 3 August)
Junior course (24-28 July)
Exam booster course (29 July – 2 August)
Adult diploma course (21-28 July)
Adult advanced course (21-28 July)
- Adult improvers (21-25 July)
- Adult improvers Plus (21-28 July)
Double-bass teaching for cello teachers course (25-26 July)
Honorary President: Leonid Gorokhov
Patrons: Alexander Baillie, Philip Sheppard, David Strange, Raphael Wallfisch
Directors: Stephen Gottfeldt, Samantha Morgan
Oxford Cello School
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