Welcome to The Susanne Beer Cello Corner Foundation!

On this site you'll find information about the cellist Susanne Beer, who passed away in December 2019, about her Foundation and also about The Cello Corner teaching studio. Click on the headings on the left to learn more.


Cello Donations

The Foundation is looking to add to its collection. Please be in touch if you have a cello or bow gathering dust. We loan instruments and bows to talented young cellists.  If you would like to make a monetary donation to The Susanne Beer Cello Corner Foundation, please click the link below or feel free to get in touch. 


Audition for the Loan of Susanne's Lockey Hill Cello

On Wednesday 23 September 2020, The Susanne Beer Cello Corner Foundation held an audition for the three-year loan of Susanne Beer’s Lockey Hill cello (c1780). It is the cello that Susanne played on while she was co-principal cellist of the LPO. The venue was Tom Woods Cellos in Central London and the winner was 18-year old Elizaveta Lessoun, from Belarus. Elizaveta studies with Melissa Phelps at the Royal College of Music in London. 

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts Online

The winner of The Susanne Beer Cello Corner Foundation Audition for a Lockey Hill cello, plus two Finalists, will open Conway Hall Sunday Concerts (Online Concerts) on November 1st, 29th and December 13th, 2020. 


November 1st: Doraly Gill (cello), Finalist, will perform Popper's Polonaise de Concert

Linos Piano Trio 

Grieg | Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 (arr. Linos Piano Trio)
Saariaho | Light and Matter
CPE Bach | Piano Trio in D Wq.89/6
Brahms | Piano Trio in C minor Op. 101


November 29th

Elizaveta Lessoun, winner of the Lockey Hill cello will perform Massenet's Elegie and Davidoff's At the Fountain

Greenwich Trio

Beethoven | Trio in B flat ‘Gassenhauer’ Op. 11
Brahms | Trio in A minor Op. 114
Brahms | Trio in E flat Op. 40


December 13th: Supanee Sonchaiwanich (cello), Finalist

Rautio Piano Trio & Friends

Bach arr. Rautio | Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor BWV582
Schumann | Piano Quartet in E flat Op. 47
Schubert | Quintet in A ‘Trout’ D667


Click here to buy tickets to watch these concerts online