For over 12 years we’ve been committed to fostering a community of cellists and delivering value to them by creating different projects, such as Gran Encuentro de Chelistas, the largest annual cello festival in Colombia, which brings cello students and teachers from all over the country, along with national and international guest artists and a wide array of activities: workshops, masterclasses, forums, recitals, and concerts.
Due to the pandemic we had to recalibrate ourselves to address the new needs that arose from the limitation to gather in-person. We decided to focus our resources and efforts towards creating CelloTracks, a virtual platform of high-quality cello practice and cello pedagogy audio/video materials that foster interactive music learning. Furthermore, CelloTracks is an important vehicle of exploring, preserving, and circulating the traditions of Colombian music through the dialogue with the cello language.
I’d be honored to tell you more about our projects and explore the idea of cultivating a partnership with ESTA, in the meanwhile I’m sharing links to our website, as well as the CelloTracks platform and our YouTube channel.
by Guillermo Adrián Guevara Marfoy
Fundación Encuentro de Chelistas.