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Baroque Cello Videos

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Emily Davidson   CAMBRIDGE, MA


Update: I'm now using Patreon as my main source of fundraising. Learn more at www.patreon.com/emilyplayscello

This page is still available for one-time donations.

I specialize in baroque music, music written between 1600 and 1750. As a young classical musician, I wanted to share my own playing and turn others on to the music I perform. My goal was not only to connect with other people who love this music, but also reach even more people than those who might attend a classical concert. I love baroque music, and I want it to reach a wide audience!

My YouTube channel  is where I post my cello playing, talk about the history behind the pieces I play, and give lessons on playing baroque music. I've even livestreamed a rehearsal or concert direct to YouTube. I started my channel in 2006, and now I've started doing it with serious commitment and consistency, usually posting a new video every other week. I love bringing this rich, evocative, and often under-appreciated repertoire to a worldwide audience! It's my hope that this music becomes as recognized as later symphonic works, and that the most unassuming of viewers feel an emotional connection with music they would have never expected.

I'm a full-time freelance musician. I'm a performing baroque cellist and cello teacher in the Boston area. I specialize in a historically-informed approach to early classical music. After grad school, to fill the time between concerts and lessons, I self-produced two unaccompanied cello albums, BASS SOUNDS, which focus on cello repertoire from the 17th and 18th centuries. I also collaborated on an alternative project, OldStyle, where I remixed baroque pieces into electronic dance music with the goal of further expanding the reach of this music. I formed the group Emergence Quartet to explore the earliest pieces written for the string quartet, performed on period instruments. Throughout these endeavors I was filming and documenting for my YouTube channel.

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Update 6
17 months ago
Update: I'm now using Patreon for all fundraising. Learn more at www.patreon.com/emilyplayscello . This page is still available for one-time donations.
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Update 5
19 months ago
Uploaded new content to show what I'm up to on my YouTube page! Hoping to share my love of classical and baroque music with millions.
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Update 4
50 months ago
Have you seen my instructional video on Baroque bow technique generously funded by a donor? Donations help produce not only performance videos, but lesson videos as well!
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Update 3
50 months ago
I've started a new blog, Historically Incorrect, to engage in discussion about early music and classical music culture. Check it out at http://emilyplayscello.wordpress.com.
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Jon DIbenedetto
59 months ago

Hope this helps a little bit.

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$555 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 61 months
Created August 6, 2011
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Rene Rinehart
10 days ago

Ms. Davidson's videos on You Tube are wonderful and very helpful to baroque music fans, cello players and people who love classical music. Thank you, Emily. Rene Rinehart, cellist, Japan

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Chris Loehlein
17 months ago

I'm Mega Ran's secretary. Big fan of your brother's. Love what you're doing with the cello.

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19 months ago
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Fanny D
19 months ago

Good luck with your project. Love sis

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Cody Wilson
19 months ago

Happy Birthday!

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Danielle Chillemi
19 months ago

I adore how you follow your passion and share your talent. Hope this donation helps. Keep being you.

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19 months ago
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Tess
55 months ago

Dear Emily-the videos are great! I made a donation for a baroque bow technoque lesson video:-)

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Jon DiBenedetto
57 months ago

Thanks for all the amazing music!

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Jon DiBenedetto
58 months ago
Jon DIbenedetto
59 months ago

Hope this helps a little bit.

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