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Lluc Cello Ensemble

From the Cello Biennale in Amsterdam to Los Angeles, going through the recording studio from Columna Música.

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The Lluc Cello Ensemble, a recently created cello octet in Barcelona which has already started with a working period in Mallorca, already has projects in the Netherlands, Barcelona and Los Angeles. You can help us make them possible!

Who we are


Lluc Cello Ensemble was born out of the enthusiasm of a group of young cellists whose paths crossed after all of them studied with the great cellist and pedagogue Amparo Lacruz.

Lluc Cello Ensemble started as a small project but has quickly escalated to become a path that will take us as far as we are willing to reach. The story so far: from Amsterdam and Groningen in The Netherlands to Los Angeles in the USA, stopping meantime in the recording studio from Columna Música in Barcelona.

The name of the ensemble derives from our first experience, rehearsing together on a spiritual and magical location: Lluc Sanctuary in Mallorca. Lluc, from the Latin “lucus”, meaning sacred forest, is a word which was used in olden times with a very specific and unique meaning.

Our projects


Initially, there were two reasons why we began this adventure: the Cello Biënnale Amsterdam 2018 and the work Díptic by the famous composer Joan Guinjoan.

The Cello Biënnale Amsterdam is one of the main music festivals not only in Europe but around the world. The festival takes place in Amsterdam every two years and it is a rare event, hosting many of the best cellists around who come to give concerts, recitals, and masterclasses. The Biënnale is also committed to working with young musicians and has programmed a series of concerts where we can play. The coming October the 25th we will offer a concert, together with other students and former students of Amparo, in the Cello Biënnale Amsterdam 2018. We are truly looking forward to it.

Díptic by the Catalan composer Joan Guinjoan is a work for eight cellos, composed in the year 2000, commissioned by Rencontres d’Ensembles de Violoncelles de Beauvais. It is a work of great beauty and complexity of which there is not yet any recording. Not without pride, we can say we will have the pleasure of facing a big challenge: recording Díptic with the label Columna Música. Being able to count on full confidence and support by J. Guinjoan gives us great satisfaction; without him and his work, we probably wouldn’t be here.

Nowadays four of the ensemble members live in Barcelona while the remaining four live in The Netherlands. This not only allows us to rehearse the Díptic by sections but also to expand our repertoire with works for cello quartet.

As an octet, we have mainly worked in Guinjoan’s piece, Díptic. Additionally, the quartets have played two more works. The quartet in Barcelona has been working on Quattro Tempi by the Dutch composer Daniël Ruyneman, while the quartet in The Netherlands has been given the exceptional opportunity to work an original piece with its composer: the Japanese composer Shigehiro Yamamoto traveled all the way from Japan to Mallorca to work, with four of us, his piece Shula. It is an uncommon privilege to be able to get inside a piece guided by its composer, having the means to explore and identify details that would have otherwise been inaccessible. We have learned where he got the inspiration for this piece and he has unveiled all the symbology and secrets behind it.

Next year, in addition to our participation in the Cello Biënnale, this project will take us to Los Angeles in Spring, thanks to Bongshin Ko - cellist and professor at the California State University Fullerton - who, after having met and listened to us, decided to program the Lluc Cello Ensemble. Furthermore, the Peter de Grote festival and its director Paul Komen have invited us to perform in a series of concerts next summer 2019 in Groningen.

How are we going to use your contributions


As you are well aware, traveling is not cheap, much less with a cello. In order to fly with our instrument, we need to purchase two seats: one for the cello and one for the cellist. Hence, every trip costs twice as much had we been traveling without cello. The money we receive through this crowdfunding will be used to defray our travel expenses and to offset part of the initial investment. We will be financing part of the travel costs and you can help out with the rest. How? By participating and contributing! Besides, you have many rewards from which to choose from!

About the rewards


You can achieve from the Lluc Cello Ensemble bag to our personalized pictures and postcards and even our recordings and private concerts, as well as cello or chamber music lessons or get into knowing the details hidden behind the pieces we have worked on.
Check all the options, there is one for you!

The recording cannot be found among the rewards because it has already been paid for and will be available once it is published. For more information, don't hesitate to contact us!

Events


  • October 2018 - Concert Biennale Àmsterdam
  • December 2018 - Recording: Díptic, J.Guinjoan
  • April 2019 - Concert in Los Angeles
  • Summer 2019 - Concert al Cicle de Joves Músics a Groningen
  • During the last trimester of 2018 we will contact you to give or send you your rewards, or to schedule them in case of private concerts or recordings.

They rely on us...


Joan Guinjoan, Shigehiro Yamamoto, Columna Música, Amparo Lacruz, Bongshin Ko, Peter de Grote Festival, Cello Biennale Amsterdam 2018… are only a few of the people who believe in us and make this project possible. We are numerous and we will make it. Would you help us to take it even further?

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  • marina tomas

    marina tomas

    11 months

    👏👏👏🌺

  • carlotabaldris

    carlotabaldris

    11 months

    Muchas felicidades y muchos éxitos, Amparo, a ti y a todo el grupo!

  • Alejandro Gonzalez

    Alejandro Gonzalez

    12 months

    Suerte!!!

  • Sonia Ventura

    Sonia Ventura

    12 months

    Molta sort a tots! I un petó per l´Anna! Sonia Ventura & Carla Mora

  • Mª Antònia

    Mª Antònia

    12 months

    Us desitj que pogueu fer realitat el vostre somni. Molta sort!

  • Fernando González Clavería

    Fernando González Clavería

    12 months

    Suerte!!!!!!

10€
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Picture of Lluc Cello Ensemble with a personalized dedicatory signed by all the members

Picture of Lluc Cello Ensemble with a personalized dedicatory signed by all the members

10€
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Postal personalitzada des d’una de les destinacions dels nostres concerts

Personalized postcard from a destination of our concerts (Amsterdam or LA)

15€
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Bag of the Lluc Cello Ensemble

Bag of the Lluc Cello Ensemble

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Bag of the Lluc Cello Ensemble + picture with personalized dedicatory

Bag of the Lluc Cello Ensemble + picture with personalized dedicatory signed by all the members of the Ensemble

20€
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Bossa de roba del Lluc Cello Ensemble + postal personalitzada des d'una de les destinacions dels nostres concerts

Tote bag of the Lluc Cello Ensemble + Personalized postcard from a destination of our concerts

20€
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About Shula, S. Yamamoto.

Lluc Cello Ensemble will send you an explanation on the details hidden behind the work Shula and its creation process. You can choose the format (digital or paper-based)and language (catalan, spanish, english or dutch)

20€
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About Díptic, J. Guinjoan.

Lluc Cello Ensemble will send you an explanation on the great catalan composer Joan Guinjoan and his work Díptic. You can choose the format (digital or paper-based) and language (catalan, spanish, english or dutch)

25€
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Tote bag of the ensemble + personalized postcard + picture with personalized dedicatory

Tote bag of the ensemble + personalized postcard from the destinations of our concerts + picture with personalized dedicatory

30€
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About Shula, S. Yamamoto + About Díptic, J. Guinjoan

You will receive both explanations about works written for composers with whom the Ensemble has had the opportunity to work. You can choose format (digital or paper-based) and language (catalan, spanish, english or dutch).

50€
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Meeting with the members of Lluc Cello Ensemble

Share a breakfast or a coffee with us, know us, share our experiences, talk about music, art, projects and anything we can share!
*Attendance of some members of the Ensemble, depending on availability and country

50€
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Personalized video

Personalized video where we can talk to you about us, about the pieces, or anything you would like to suggest us... Be creative!

60€
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Recording of a concert of the Ensemble

Recording of a concert of the Ensemble

75€
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Private cello or chamber music lesson

Private cello or chamber music lesson by one of the members of the Ensemble (excluding Amparo Lacruz)

80€
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Video report of our stay in the Netherlands + Recording of the concert

Live with us the preparation process, the rehearsals, the concert... You will discover how is the experience seen from inside, what do we musically look for, how do we work and what do we bring on stage to be shared with you

90€
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Recording of a concert + explanations About Shula, S. Yamamoto and About Díptic, J. Guinjoan

Recording of a concert + explanations About Shula, S. Yamamoto and About Díptic, J. Guinjoan

100€
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Recordings of two concerts of the Ensemble

Recordings of two concerts of the Ensemble

130€
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Recordings of two concerts + explanations About Shula, S.Yamamoto and About Díptic, J. Guinjoan

Recordings of two concerts + explanations About Shula, S.Yamamoto and About Díptic, J. Guinjoan

200€
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Video report + recording of a concert + personalized video + personalized postcard

Video report of our stay in the Netherlands + recording of a concert + personalized video + personalized postcard from one of the destinations of our concerts

350€
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A recorded performance of each member of the Ensemble

A recorded performance of each member of the Ensemble (video)

500€
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Private concert with one of the quartet pieces

Private cello quartet concert with one of the quartet pieces, where the performance will be accompanied by the corresponding explanations (travel expenses not included)

850€
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Private cello quartet concert

Private cello quartet concert (complete recital, travel expenses not included)

1.000€
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Patron + tote bag of the Lluc Cello Ensemble

Patron (you will appear in all the programs of our concerts and activities, apart from our personalized acknowledgement and recognition in our social media) + bossa de roba del Lluc Cello Ensemble

1.600€
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Private cello quartet concert + patron

Private cello quartet concert (travel expenses not included) + patron (you will appear in all the programs of our concerts and activities, apart from specific acknowledgement and recognition in our social media)

2.400€
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Private concert of the Lluc Cello Ensemble + Patron

Private concert of the Lluc Cello Ensemble (complete recital, travel expenses not included) + patron (you will appear in all the programs of our concerts, apart from specific acknowledgement and recognition in our social media)

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