Monthly Archives: February 2013

A visit from Venezuela!

Maestro Sarpe works with the cello class

Maestro Sarpe works with the cello class

This past Friday, the Tune Up Philly Cello class was excited to host a special guest, Maestro Nicholae Sarpe visiting from Venezuela!

Maestro Nicholae Sarpe is a very active teacher and performer. He has enjoyed a long and illustrious career as a soloist, orchestra player and teacher. He was principal cellist in Cape Town Symphony, Sinfonia de Venezuela in Caracas and of the famous Orchestra del Academia Santa Cecilia di Roma He performed under the baton of the greatest 20th Century conductors and composers:Stravinsky, Bernstein, Karajan, Sawallish, Ormandy, Solti and Muti to name a few. Maestro Sarpe has taught cello, string instruction pedagogy and string ensemble in conservatories in the United States, South America and Europe.

This was the first master class experience for these students and we thank Maestro Sarpe for his fantastic class!