January is cello month on WFMT. Perennial guest artist in our studios David Finckel, and founding cellist of the Emerson Quartet, created a new pastime as he bounces around the world’s hotel rooms: free video cello lessons in five minutes or less.
Mr. Finckel starts with the basics—good habits are a player’s best friend. From there he builds upon his instruction, just as he would with a young student. This is a goldmine for would-be cellists, and fascinating for music-lovers. The videos are almost all selfies, following the life on the road of an international artist; sometimes the talks are set in hotel rooms, sometimes they’re at historic sites in locales from Calgary to Paris, Vienna, Boston, St. Petersburg etc.
View a complete list of David Finckel’s Cello Talks.