The Adelaide International Cello Festival is the southern hemisphere's only cello festival. The festival celebrates the unique voice of the cello through concerts and recitals by internationally acclaimed performers, masterclasses by renowned teachers, young artists concerts, forums, workshops and demonstration of cello making by master luthiers.
First held in April 2008, the Adelaide International Cello Festival is held every two to three years in Adelaide, South Australia. In 2011 the Adelaide International Cello Festival won the prestigious Ruby Award for 'Best Event'.
Janis Laurs, the festival's Artistic Director and Founder, Principal Cellist with the ASO and senior cello lecturer at the Elder Conservatorium said at the time:
"Musicians and music lovers around the world thrill to the magic of the cello as a great stringed instrument with real personality and soul."
"The festival will be a unique opportunity - the first in Australia - to celebrate this wonderful instrument, the rich repertoire written for it, the musicians who master it, and even the art of cello-making."
Janis Laurs - Artistic Director
Mark de Raad – Chair
Kimberly Philp – Treasurer
Ollie Clark – Member
John Goldberg – Member
Adelaide Cello Festival Association Incorporated
(ABN 28 993 625 358)
C/O Janis Laurs
Elder Conservatorium of Music
University of Adelaide, SA 5005