Foundation News

Fundraiser Concert with The Fitzwilliam Quartet and Young Cellists of the Cello Corner 

4:00pm Sunday 27 June, 2021

A classical concert with The Fitzwilliam String Quartet and the talented young cellists of The Cello Corner.  Funds raised from tickets sales, in excess of costs, will go towards The Susanne Beer Cello Corner Foundation. 


The Foundation supports young cellists through cello loans, performance opportunities, and financial assistance, in memory of cellist Susanne Beer.


Tickets are £20 general admission and £15 for students ages 6-18.


The Fitzwilliam String Quartet will perform Haydn's Quartet Op 76 No 2 'Fifths' and Schumann's Quartet in F major Op 41 No 2.


As well, there will be performances by talented young cellists:  Sonny Buether: First movement of Haydn Cello Concerto No 1 in C major; Lotte Shlomowitz: Prayer by Bloch;  Atticus Larard: Madrigal by Squire; Emily Elliott: Rondo by Boccherini; Cello Ensemble: Vivaldi Double Concerto & Latin Nites.


We are delighted that some of the students will be accompained by the Fitzwilliam Quartet!


Masks and social distancing measures will be in place. Doors open at 3:45pm. Drinks available. 


We look forward to seeing you there!!

The Susanne Beer Cello Corner Prize at the North London Festival, May 2021

Young cellist Inez Karlsson was chosen by Robert Max as the winner of The The Susanne Beer Cello Corner Foundation Prize at the 2021 North London Festival of Music, Speech and Drama.


We are happy to share the news that Susanne Beer's former students Daphne and Lotte Shlomowitz, and Sonny Buether also won top prizes at the North London Festival.  

Elizaveta Lessoun and Susanne's Lockey Hill cello, October 2020

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, 2020

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, March 2020

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