2nd Cello Camp


Application is now OPEN for the 2nd Cello Camp on the Costa del Sol. 6 cellists will be selected to attend between 25th February and 6th March 2017 – for more details click here.
All participants receive products from Pirastro!
Deadline 15th December 2017.

1st SCS Cello Camp

Application has now closed for the SCS Cello Camp on the Costa del Sol (in collaboration with Project Music Management) and the following participants have been selected:


– Eliza Carew (UK)
–Olga Chwaszczewska (POLAND)
– Maëlle Vilbert (FRANCE)
– Joke Flecijn (BELGIUM)
– Emilian Rosiak (POLAND)
– Kamila Bonder (POLAND)
In addition to full scholarships for tuition fees for all participants, the Raphael Sommer Memorial Scholarship has awarded a bursary for travel costs to Eliza Carew, and the SCS has awarded a bursary for travel costs to Joke Flecijn.
All participants will receive products from Pirastro.

Masterclass in Romania

Scandinavian Cello School has been invited to collaborate with the Romanian Young Musicians Academy.

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Jacob Shaw will teach a masterclass on the 14th September 2016 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. For more details please click here!

In September 2017 Romanian Young Musicians Academy will host a 10 day long masterclass, for which 2 full scholarships (including full board and accommodation) will be awarded from the Scandinavian Cello School.

SCS represented at cello competitions

SCS will be represented in the jury of two competitions for young cellists in the month of June and July.

compsThe international FLAME competition takes place in Paris and was founded in 1990. Laureates for cello have included Edgar Moreau, Guillaume Martigne, Tristan Cornut, Ivan Karizna and SCS director Jacob Shaw (1st prize winner in 2008).

The Raphael Sommer scholarship was established in 2002 in memory of Raphael Sommer by his mother Alice Herz-Sommer and his widow Geneviève Sommer. The board of trustees are Arto Noras, Yan-Pascal Tortelier, David Sommer and Ariel Sommer. Auditions are held each year in London and the foundation awards scholarships to highly talented young cellists.

SCS director Jacob Shaw will be a member of the jury at both competitions.

SCS Cello Camp: Costa del Sol with the support of Project Music Management

We are thrilled to announce the 1st SCS Cello Camp will take place in the Costa del Sol, Spain, from 7-14 November 2016. This is made possible through our partnership with Project Music Management and their fabulous support.


Participants will soak up culture in the historic, sun-baked sites around the Marbella area of Costa del Sol, one of Spain’s most desirable destinations, and also have the option of a one-day cruise across the Strait of Gibraltar to Tangier and Africa.

Each participant will receive 3 private lessons from SCS director Jacob Shaw – as well as group sessions, educational trips and performance opportunities.

Pirastro Strings will sponsor each cellist selected on the SCS Cello Camp. Each selected participant will receive Pirastro products on arrival – including a set of their new “Perpetual” cello strings (worth over 400 euro).

This is a unique cello camp with 100% tuition fee scholarships for 6 participants, born before the year 2000. Accomodation is offered at a reduced rate for all accepted participants. To apply, please visit the Application section on this website before 1st August 2016 (please note that early application is recommended).


Katherine Yoon Debut in Berlin Philharmonic with Berlin Chamber Orchestra

In January 2016, Katherine Yoon (USA-KOREA, born 2002) travelled to Berlin, Germany to give her concerto debut in the Berlin Philharmonic Hall. She played the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto with Berlin Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Roland Mell.


Jacob Shaw travelled to Berlin on behalf of Scandinavian Cello School to assist with final preparations, including private coaching and attending all rehearsals with orchestra.

Katie gave a fantastic performance in a well attended concert.

We look forward to following her development – bravo from everyone at SCS!