Free the movement, free the playing! Learn how to use you body to create your sound, connect with your cello so the sound becomes your voice.
This page is dedicated to posts about posture, movement, breathing, and understanding the connection between the body and the mind, you will also find posts about the baroque cello and the Bach Cello Suites.
Biomechanics of cello playing
After I finished my studies I started to analyse the way of playing of cellists in high level performance, worked with Feldenkrais instructors, physiotherapit, yoga teacher, sofrologist, in order to understand the optimal way of using our body through posture, breathing, movement. Then, I explored the mechanics of the sound of the cello, the set up, tensions, strings in order to find the best balance between the cello and th cellist. I learnt a lot for my own playing and I am now happy to share it with people interested in this research. I teach in Berlin, online, and I give workshop and masterclass.
BACH CELLO SUITES & THE BAROQUE CELLO
Research about the set-up and technique of the baroque cello; and the Bach Cello Suites
Teaching is part of my passion for cello and music.
Teaching is part of my passion for cello and music, it is as important as performance.
For me, teaching cello means guiding students by giving them the tools they need to solve the challenges they encounter during their cello journey.
I work on the alliance between the body and the mind to help my students and colleagues connect with their cello so it becomes their voice. In order to let the music speak, we will free the movement by working on posture, movement, always in a musical way.
My method is inspired by various methods like Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Yoga, Sophrology, and biomechanics studies. I also work with cellists dealing with injuries and stage freight issues.
GET TO KNOW ME BETTER:
"THE INNER SONG"
INTERVIEW BY ELLEN MOYSAN (in French)
VIDEOS - QUOTES
The informations contained in this website are based on observations and opinions from my personal experiences, it is subject to change and it is by no means any kind of absolute answer. I try my best to write in English, but I am French. Feel free to contact me in English, German, French or Spanish.