Aldo Parisot Cellofest

Welcome to Cellofest!

The 2020 Aldo Parisot Cellofest at Vancouver Academy of Music consists of three days of competitions and masterclasses that culminate in a much anticipated Cellofest Gala Concert featuring winners of the Cellofest Competition. Mr. Aldo Parisot was a legendary pedagogue who inspired numerous generations of aspiring cellists, serving as a distinguished faculty member at numerous leading schools and festivals including Yale School of Music, Juilliard School, and the Banff Centre.

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Visiting Artists

Shauna Rolston, University of Toronto
Ralph Kirshbaum, University of Southern California
Ole Akahoshi, Yale University
Joel Krosnick, Juilliard School

Events

Friday, June 5
7:00pm: Cellofest Competition Finals
Koerner Recital Hall
Open to the public, free admission

Saturday, June 6
10:00am, 2:00pm, 7:00pm Masterclasses with Visiting Artists
Vancouver Academy of Music, multiple locations
Open to the public, free for auditors

Sunday, June 7
10:00am, 2:00pm Masterclasses with Visiting Artists
Vancouver Academy of Music, multiple locations
Open to the public, free for auditors

7:00pm Cellofest Gala Concert
Koerner Recital Hall
Open to the public, free admission

Competition

The 2020 Aldo Parisot Cellofest Competition offers three cello students scholarship awards and a performance at the Cellofest Gala Concert. The Competition is open to students who are currently or have previously enrolled in VAM private lessons for cello, ages 24 and under. 

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Masterclasses

Sixteen cello students will be selected to participate in the Cellofest Masterclass Series. Participants are not required to be current or past students of VAM.

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