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 Islington, Fitzwilliam String Quartet


Shostakovich Quartet No 12

Beethoven Quartet Op 131


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


Tickets £20 and £10 for students:


Sunday 3 October 2021 at Conway Hall: 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 will perform Tchaikovsky’s Pezzo Capriccioso Op 62 at Conway Hall Sunday Concerts, alongside the Greenwich Piano Trio, on October 3rd at 6:30pm. For tickets and information:


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.