Instrument Bank

The Susanne Beer Cello Corner Foundation Instrument Bank largely consists of  Susanne Beer's personal collection of cellos and bows. Susanne made these available to her students in order to give them the best possible chance in their musical endeavours.


We hope to expand our collection and we are fundraising for the purchase of new instruments and bows. We also very much welcome donations or loans to expand the collection. Please be in touch if you have a stringed instrument or bow that might be able to support a young musician.


We will hold an audition day once a year in London for the instruments and bows. A successful applicant can reapply on following years, up to three years, to keep the instrument or bow, and will be expected to perfrom in Foundation-related events including fundraising concerts. More information coming soon about the audition day. You can be in touch though:

Fine Cellos

4/4 Lockey Hill Cello, ca.1780


Susanne's much-loved cello and jewel of the collection. It's a petite but beautiful sounding and looking cello. She plays it in her many videos, which you can find in the section 'About Susanne Beer.' 


Lockey Hill (1756 – 1810)

Second generation violin maker of the celebrated Hill dynasty of English luthiers, Lockey Hill (1756–1810) was the fifth son of Joseph Hill I (1715–1784).

3/4 Parisian Cello, C18th


1/2 French Fine Cello, Mirecourt, ca.1880

Student Level Cellos

7/8 Student Cello

3/4 Jay Haide Cello

1/4 Student Cello

Cello Bows

4/4 Cello Bow: Jerzy Maslanka

4/4 Cello Bow: H Fleury

1/2 Cello Bow: Brazilian permambucco by March Raposo