The Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias Cello Ensembles are directed by professional Cellist and tutor Nicki Pearce. They have been running successfully for a number of years and cater for most levels of students.
The groups generally meet once a month on either a Saturday or a Sunday at Galeri Caernarfon.
There is a Junior Ensemble (grades 1-4) and a Senior Ensemble (grades 5+). Both groups have a mixture of adults and young Cellists.
The Cello Ensembles aim to perform at concerts or events three times a year. Other than doing your average concert, they have gone busking and played on the summit of Snowdon!
As well as performance opportunities, the members have benefited in receiving tuition in Master Classes by accomplished Cellist Steffan Morris and took part in a workshop held by Anup Biswas; Indian Cellist and founder of the Mathieson Music School, Kolkata.
Nicki endeavours to give the groups a wide range of styles of music from Baroque and Classical through to arrangements of popular tunes and jazz. Nicki also composes and arranges music herself specifically for the ensembles. Students are given a great opportunity to develop strong skills in group playing and furthering their technique.
Please contact us for further information or if you wish to become a member of the Cello Ensemble.