Foundation News

Elizaveta Lessoun and Susanne's Lockey Hill cello

In October 2020, Elizaveta Lessoun was chosen as 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 LPO. Elizaveta is from Belarus and she studies with Melissa Phelps at the Royal College of Music in London. 

Young Cellists at Conway Hall Sunday Concerts

Three young cellists who auditioned for the Lockey Hill cello opened Conway Hall Sunday Concerts on November 1st, 29th and December 13th, 2020. Doraly Gill performed a movement of Elgar's concerto, Elizaveta Lessoun performed Massenet's 'Elegy' plus Davydov's 'At the Fountain.' Supanee Sonchaiwanich performed the first movement of Brahms' F major Sonata. 

LPO Concert in Memory of Susanne Beer 

The London Philharmonic Orchestra dedicated a concert to Susanne Beer on 11 March 2020: Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Khatia Buniatishvili (piano) and Pablo Ferrández (cello), Robin Ticciati (conductor) at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre. The program was Beethoven's Triple Concerto and Mahler's Symphony No 1

Sales of 'Cello Diverse' to the Foundation, thanks to Divine Art Records

Susanne’s debut solo album ‘Cello Diverse’ (with pianist Gareth Hancock) contains music by Stravinsky, Brahms and Debussy and a beautiful arrangement of Ennio Morricone’s Gabriel’s Oboe. For every copy bought direct from the Divine Art Records web store (CD or digital) during 2020, Divine Art Records will make a donation to The Susanne Beer Cello Corner Foundation.

Article by the Islington Tribune, Calum Fraser, 24 January 2020


Article by the Islington Gazette, Dan Splarn, 14 January 2020