The new tonebase cello platform features a curated library of pre-recorded lessons and courses taught by renowned cellists and pedagogues including Mishca Maisky, Jan Vogler, Amit Peled, and more (see full roster below).
In addition to the content library – which is updated with new releases every week – users also have access to weekly LIVE workshops and lectures from instructors as well as the supportive tonebase Community Forums where they can ask questions, receive feedback on their playing, and interact with fellow tonebase members.
tonebase Names Virtuoso Cellist Daniel Lelchuk as Cello Lead
For many years, Daniel Lelchuk traveled the world performing with some of the highest acclaimed orchestras, from the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra to the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería in Mexico City.
Now, as tonebase’s new Cello Lead, Daniel is working with his distinguished cello colleagues in a new environment: in front of the camera.
Daniel’s numerous festival appearances include Baden-Baden, Hawaii International Music Festival, Chamber Music Silicon Valley, Moritzburg, Lake George, and Salzburg.
“I want tonebase cello to be the best resource in the world for cellists of all levels: beginners, amateurs, advanced students, and seasoned pros. Whether you're just starting your cello journey or are well down the path, I am sure you'll find courses that suit your needs and feed your curiosity for our great instrument.”
Launch Of New Platform Furthers tonebase’s Mission To Democratize Access To High-Quality Music Education
Since its beginnings in a Yale practice room in 2017, tonebase’s mission has always been to democratize access to the highest-quality music education, allowing passionate players around the world to learn from and be inspired by the best.
As classically-trained conservatory musicians themselves, the founders of tonebase felt that something needed to be done about the lack of access to classical music education, previously only available for the select few.
“We ourselves were very fortunate to attend prestigious music schools and learn from the world’s top instructors. However, we noticed that our teachers could only accept a handful of students into their studio each year which meant very few people actually got to learn directly from these incredible musical minds. By utilizing technology and building a platform to share the ideas of these great instructors, we seek to provide a way that everyone can learn from world-class instructors regardless of whether they were accepted to Juilliard or Yale.”
At the core of tonebase’s Classical Guitar, Piano, Violin, and now Cello platforms, you'll find 1,000+ lessons, courses, and interviews taught by dozens of world-class instructors including pianists Emanuel Ax and Garrick Ohlsson, guitarists Pepe Romero, Ana Vidovic, and David Russell, and violinists Glenn Dicterow and David Kim. The addition of cello brings the team one step further towards fulfilling their mission.
To learn more about the new platform, go to tonebase.co/cello.
Mischa Maisky - The Role of the Performer
In this clip from his tonebase course on Bach's Fifth Cello Suite, Mischa Maisky discusses how he views performing for an audience, phrasing, and developing his interpretation.
Jan Vogler - Bach's Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
In this clip from his tonebase course, Jan Vogler highlights how important it is when playing Bach’s music that we distinguish bass voices, middle voices, and upper voices – a bit like a one-person choir.
Complete Artist Roster
GRAMMY Nominated Cellist
5x Winner of the Record Academy Prize
Sony Recording Artists
Indiana University Faculty
Dover String Quartet Cellist
Curtis Institute Faculty
Peabody Institute Faculty
Laurence (Larry) Lesser
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
New England Conservatory Faculty
Principle Cellist of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Tokyo String Quartet Cellist
Premier Grand Prix Winner, Rostropovich International Competition
Indiana University Faculty