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Free the movement, free the playing! 
Learn how to use you body to create your sound, 
connect with your cello and let the sound become your voice.

Do you need help?

  • to improve your technique
  • to find freedom in your playing
  • to understand the use of weight and tension
  • to heal from injuries / deal with stage fright

Who am I?

I am French, globe traveler, now based in Berlin. I have been developping Cello Biomechanics for the past 10 years. In this page, you will also find posts about the baroque cello and the Bach Cello Suites. My recording of the Suites has recently been released by Urania Records. read more....


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BACH CELLO SUITES & THE BAROQUE CELLO


Research about the set-up and technique of the baroque cello; and the Bach Cello Suites
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MY RECORDING

MANUSCRIPTS

PRACTICING

GUTS STRINGS KNOTS

BACH CELLO SUITES VIDEOS

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 ABOUT ME...                        


I play modern and baroque cellos

Teaching is part of my passion for cello and music, it is as important as performance to me. 

When teaching, I see myself as a guide, giving students 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 playing by working on posture and 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 fright issues.

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BIOMECHANICS



If you continually seek to enhance your ability to express yourself and to discover new sources of inspiration : biomechanics is for you... 

What is this about?

After I finished my studies I started to analyse the way of playing of cellists in high level performance, worked with Feldenkrais instructors, physiotherapist, yoga teacher, sofrologist, in order to understand the optimal way of using our body through posture, breathing, movement, concentration.
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 the 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.
Feel free to contact me.

Marianne Dumas
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Interview: "THE INNER SONG"

Le chant intérieur (in French)



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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.

Marianne Dumas