About The Susanne Beer Cello Corner Foundation 

Susanne Beer (1967-2019), former co-principal cellist of the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), founded The Cello Corner, a Suzuki method teaching studio, in Highbury & Islington in 2012. Through her inspirational teaching, she trained over sixty young cellists, many to a high level. Susanne passed away in December 2019 at the age of 52, from melanoma cancer. Towards the end of her life, she decided to create The Susanne Beer Cello Corner Foundation, so that she could continue to support young musicians well into the future. 


The Susanne Beer Cello Corner Foundation is run by a group of Susanne's friends, family and LPO colleagues. We endeavour to preserve Susanne's memory and spirit and to continue her support of young musicians in attaining excellence in performance. The Foundation offers:

Fine cello and bow loans
Performance opportunities

Prizes at Concert Corner
Assistance with tuition costs


We very much welcome donations or loans of cello and bows to expand The Susanne Beer Cello Corner Foundation collection. Please be in touch if you have a stringed instrument or bow that might be able to support a young musician: thecellocornerfoundation@gmail.com


The Foundation is registered charity no. 1195303