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PCI Masterclass

PCI Masterclass

PCI Masterclass with Canada's Cello Star Cameron Crozman Saturday October 26th - 3:00pm The Chapel - Knox Metropolitan Church, Victoria Avenue, Regina Places are available for student cellists to perform for Cameron in this class at $50 per participant. PCI Year-Round registrants fees...


PCI is expanding!

PCI is expanding!

After eight successful years of the summer program, it is time to expand and I am excited to announce the launch of the Prairie Cello Institute’s new year-round program. The PCI program will begin September 14th, 2019 and provide cello ensemble and Masterclasses on Saturday afternoons in...


Christine Bootland to join PCI 2019

Christine Bootland to join PCI 2019

Posted in News / String Programs Regina / Cello Events Regina

PCI 2019 is excited to welcome Christine Bootland, popular adjudicator and clinician from the Medicine Hat Conservatory to our...


Instrument maker and repairer to join PCI faculty

Instrument maker and repairer to join PCI faculty

Posted in News / String Programs Regina / Cello Events Regina

The PCI is excited to welcome well-known Luthier Natanael Sasaki to our 2019 faculty. Natanael will set up a workshop at the Regina Conservatory offering instrument and bow repairs, bow rehairs and offering advice on how to look after our instruments. Famous for his work on the  Bullet...


A message from our Honorary Patron

A message from our Honorary Patron

"I am deeply honored to be the first Honorary Patron of the Prairie Cello Institute. When I first met Simon Fryer while filming Inspired by Bach, I knew that he was a special musician and human being. He is leading the charge in finding and nurturing young cello talent in the Prairies. When...


PCI is moving!

PCI is moving!

It's official - the PCI is moving to the brand new facilities of the Regina Conservatory for the Performing Arts! This is a big change and will allow us to consolidate our workspaces into the concentrated area of dedicated music studios of this beautifully renovated, historic building. The...


Yo Yo Ma first PCI Honorary Patron

Yo Yo Ma first PCI Honorary Patron

The Prairie Cello Institute is very proud and excited to announce that famed cellist and humanitarian, Yo-Yo Ma, has agreed to become our first PCI Honorary Patron. Yo-Yo Ma’s multi-faceted career is testament to his enduring belief in culture’s power to generate trust and understanding....


Brian Yoon joins 2019 PCI Faculty

Brian Yoon joins 2019 PCI Faculty

Cellist Brian Yoon has been described by CBC Music as “Canada’s next cello superstar”. Currently the Principal Cello of the Victoria Symphony, he has been a guest principal with the Kingston Symphony and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Brian also served as Assistant Principal Cello of...


Denise Djokic at the RSO

Denise Djokic at the RSO

Posted in News / Cello Events Regina / Cello

Denise Djokic performs Elgar Concerto with the RSO February 9th, 2019.  https://reginasymphony.com/2018-2019-season/masterworks-series/elgar-cello-concerto...


Arnold Choi performs all 6 Bach Suites!

Arnold Choi performs all 6 Bach Suites!

Posted in News / Cello Events Regina / Cello

Arnold Choi returns to Regina December 1st 2018 to perform the complete Suites for Solo Cello by JS Bach. That's all 6!...


Cris Derksen comes to CelloDrama! and the Prairie Cello Institute

Cris Derksen comes to CelloDrama! and the Prairie Cello Institute

Posted in News / Cello Events Regina / CelloDrama!

The Prairie Cello Institute is so fortunate to have superstar indigenous cellist/artist Cris Derksen with us this year. As a classically trained, 'genre-defying' musician, Cris has established a unique voice using her cello and electronics, to realise her particular musical vision. At the...


CelloDrama! 7:00pm, August 22, Knox Metropolitan United Church, Regina

CelloDrama! 7:00pm, August 22, Knox Metropolitan United Church, Regina

Posted in News / Cello Events Regina / CelloDrama!

CelloDrama! is here! 7:00pm August 22nd at Knox Church PCI faculty Simon Fryer, Leanne Zacharias, Scott McKnight and Joel MacDonald will perform with amazing special guest Cris Derksen. Music for cellos by Antonio Vivaldi, Oliver Knussen, Jeffrey Ryan, Eugene Friesen, and Cris Derksen. Don't...


Ritornello Festival 2018 - celebrating 10 years

Ritornello Festival 2018 - celebrating 10 years

Posted in News

PCI Director Simon Fryer returns to the amazing Ritornello Festival in Saskatoon for performances celebrating the festival's 10th anniversary....