Welcome to The Susanne Beer Cello Corner Foundation!

The Susanne Beer Cello Corner Foundation supports young cellists though cello and bow loans, performance opportunities and assistance with tuition. 


Susanne was, for nearly 20 years, co-principal cellist of the London Philharmonic. She was also an inspirational teacher – and deeply committed to nurturing future generations of cellists. The Foundation is a tribute to Susanne and a means by which her life’s work continues.

Wednesday 22 September 2021 at Candid Arts Trust Gallery, Angel Tube

A classical concert with The Fitzwilliam String Quartet and a talented young cellist of The Cello Corner. The Fitzwilliam Quartet will perform Shostakovich Quartet No 12 and Beethoven Op 131.


Sonny Buether will perform the first movement of Haydn Concerto in C, accompanied by the Fitzwilliam Quartet.


Ticket information coming soon. 

Elizaveta Lessoun and Susanne's Lockey Hill cello

Elizaveta Lessoun is the recipient of a three-year loan of Susanne Beer's Lockey Hill cello (c.1780). It is the cello that Susanne played on while she was co-principal cellist of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Elizaveta is from Belarus and she studies with Melissa Phelps at the Royal College of Music in London. Elizaveta performed on this cello at Conway Hall Sunday Concerts in November 2020. 

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.