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Oxford Cello Summer School


Jul 22 2023 - Aug 05 2023


All Day

Oxford Cello School 2023

About the Oxford Cello School

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!

Honorary President: Leonid Gorokhov
Patrons: Alexander Baillie, Philip Sheppard, David Strange, Raphael Wallfisch
Directors: Stephen Gottfeldt, Samantha Morgan

Courses, dates and prices

We offer a wide selection of courses to cater for all requirements. Below you will find a quick overview.

​- Please click on the links for each course type for more details and prices of specific courses.
– The ‘grades’ next to ‘standard required’ are those of the ABRSM. If you have not taken a cello exam or are not aware of the ABRSM grading system don’t worry – you do not have to have taken or have any knowledge of ABRSM grades to attend Oxford Cello School, they are merely a useful way to gauge which course is the most suitable. If you require assistance just call or email us and we will be able to recommend a course to you.
-If you feel you do not fit anywhere into the programs listed below please contact us and we’ll find a solution!

Performance courses
Performance (29 July – 5 August 2023)
Performance Plus (26 July – 5 August 2023)

Advanced courses
Advanced (29 July – 5 August 2023)
Advanced Plus (26 July – 5 August 2023)

Intermediate courses
Intermediate (29 July – 5 August 2023)
Intermediate Plus (26 July – 5 August 2023)

Junior course (26-30 July 2023)

Adult diploma course (22-29 July 2023)

Adult advanced course (22-29 July 2023)

Adult improvers courses
Adult improvers (22-26 July 2023)
Adult improvers Plus (22-29 July 2023)

Exam booster course (31 July – 4 August 2023)


Chris Doggett
Lawrence Durkin
Liz Parkin
Erin James
Matthew Forbes
Sofiko Tvauri
David Kadumukasa
Helen Downham
Peteris Sokolovskis
Hannah Monkhouse
Paul Cox
Triston Horne
Sheelagh Harte
Andrew Nesbitt
Gavin Kibble
Sergio Serra
Yue Tang
Lisa Sumner

Registration and fees

To register online, please visit the Oxford Cello School website.


Pangbourne College
Pangbourne Road, Reading RG8 8LA


Oxford Cello School
+44 (0)7912 217374

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jul 22 2023 - Aug 05 2023
  • Time: All day

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