CELLO-ORCHESTra BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG 2023
What To Expect
- Course for cello-orchestra (30.10 - 3.11.2023)
- Performing in the final concerts with cello-orchestra (3.11.2023 | 6 pm & 8:30 pm)
- Access to listen to all master classes given during the course of the academy
- Very discounted admission to the concerts during the rehearsal days
- Exclusive festival tickets for visiting all concerts
- Sheet music including playalongs for preparation about 6 weeks before the beginning of the course
The cello orchestra Baden-Württemberg will once again be part of the Cello Akademie Rutesheim in 2023 and will present itself after 5 days of rehearsal on November 3 in our concert hall (Halle Bühl 2) with the usual impressive sound of many cellos.
The cellist Gunther Tiedemann will again be tutor of the cello-orchestra this year – with experience and a good dose of nonchalance. A colleague from England will join him this year: Rupert Gillett.
Every cellist is welcome, from beginner to prize winner, from the little cello-elf to the cello enthusiast in the retirement age.
This year the rehearsal-times are knowingly chosen in order to guarantee every participant to both listen to the master classes and the concerts in the evening. The fee for visiting the master classes is included into your course fee.
Tutors of the CELLO-ORCHESTra
University for Music and Dance Cologne
Gunther Tiedemann is a cellist, composer, arranger, ensemble leader, lecturer, author, and producer. His projects encompass a stylistically diverse range, including classical, various contemporary genres, jazz, and global music. He serves as a cellist in STRING THING and has collaborated in duos with artists such as Ulrike Tiedemann, David Plate, Michael Villmow (KREUZÜBER BACH), and Thomas Rückert. Additionally, he has been involved as a musician in numerous music, radio, and TV productions, including "Tatort."
His concerts have taken him to Europe, the USA, Brazil, West Africa, and Pakistan. He has worked with various musical ensembles, including the Cologne String Big Band, the Chamber Orchestra of Groove, the National Symphony Orchestra Ghana, the Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie, and the Jenaer Philharmonie, collaborating with diverse musicians such as Markus Stockhausen, Ernst Reijseger, José Feliciano, Nelly Furtado, and many others. His compositions and arrangements have been published by Breitkopf & Härtel.
At the Rheinische Musikschule Köln, he leads annual CELLOVERSUM projects with Valerie Rathmann and holds a teaching assignment at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln in disciplines like jazz strings, string big bands, and ensemble coaching, among others.
Rupert Gillett is a jazz cellist, double bass player, composer and producer based in London. He plays in a number of ensembles, including the chamber-jazz ensemble “Butterfly’s Wing” with jazz-icon Jacqui Dankworth MBE, the folk-fusion duo "One Voice, One Cello & A Mad Belgian" and “Arcopia” with cellist Gunther Tiedemann and violinist Chris Haigh. He is also a well known figure in the London Klezmer scene. bHe has also performed to audiences such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jude Law, Orlando Bloom and HRH Prince Philip.
Rupert has worked with artists such as Alison Moyet (Yazoo), Shara Nelson (Massive Attack), Katy Carr, Delain and Modern Nature, and been featured on many occasions on BBC Radio and television with various ensembles.
Rupert also has a YouTube series called "Jazz Cello Tunes", where he performs a different jazz standard every week.
Assistants of the CELLO-ORCHESTra
Rheinische Musikschule Köln
The musician and instrumental pedagogue studied at the Cologne University of Music. She is a sought-after cellist who has performed with artists such as Rea Garvey, Sarah Brightman, and Mel C, among others. Additionally, she tours with her own ensembles, the string quartet "Kwartett Latäng," the cello duo "Two in One," and the folk-pop duo "Heart Strings Duet" with her partner Rupert Gillett.
She is a lecturer at the "Rheinische Musikschule Köln" and, since 2022, has been co-directing the Celloversum project there with Gunther Tiedemann.
Städtische Musikschule Düsseldorf
The cellist and pianist studied at the Cologne University of Music. Through regular performances, CD recordings, and television productions, she collaborates with international artists such as Alphaville, Bonnie Tyler, and Loi. Additionally, she is a member of the cello duo "Two in One" and teaches at the "Städtischen Musikschule" in Düsseldorf.
Theresa Meumertzheim is actively involved in the "Heimat:Musik" project of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, which promotes cultural participation and inclusion of people from diverse backgrounds. She firmly believes that music is a vital tool for fostering understanding among people.