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Professional Cellos


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Professional Cellos

Cellos

$25,000 to 50,000

  • This fine cello by Carrie Scoggins presents itself boldly with an open, projecting sound. It is well-balanced, with a consistent volume through all registers. Completed with a luminous finish, this cello makes a statement as an excellent solo instrument for the professional cellist.
    Front view of Cello: Carrie S. Scoggins, Salt Lake City, Utah 2009 Back view of Cello: Carrie S. Scoggins, Salt Lake City, Utah 2009 View of scroll for Cello: Carrie S. Scoggins, Salt Lake City, Utah 2009
  • Daniele Scolari, a graduate of the International School of violin making in Cremona in 1979, is a highly regarded master maker who has won numerous awards and is respected world wide for his exacting craftsmanship, perfectly chosen materials and for the captivating sound of his instruments. Red-gold varnish and highly flamed, this instrument is indicative of the Cremonese makers. This fine cello has a sweet upper register with an ease of response and is perfect for the up and coming soloist and young professional.
    Front view of Cello: Daniele Scolari, Cremona 2007 Back view of Cello: Daniele Scolari, Cremona 2007 View of scroll for Cello: Daniele Scolari, Cremona 2007
  • James MckKean is a legendary instrument maker based in New York. After attending the prestigious Violinmaking School of America in Salt Lake City, James spent three years apprenticing with master maker Vahakn Nigigosian in New York City, before opening his own shop there in 1980. This 2016 cello is example of his exacting standards of quality. What is immediately apparent with this cello is the omnipresent powerful core sound. The tonal center of the McKean cello evokes a certain fervor and richness complimented by a bottomless lower register and bold upper register. With a dazzling lyricism the McKean cello has a soaring voice that prevails beautifully when accompanied by orchestra, but can meld well with a chamber ensemble. With an invigorating crispness of response, the player of the McKean cello can easily control the instrument allowing for formidable yet orderly pianissimo passages, and delicate yet assertive soloistic ability. The James McKean cello has a signature almond red-brown finish with handsome wood choice. This cello is ideally suited for professionals or advanced players.
    Front view of Cello: James McKean, New York 2016 Back view of Cello: James McKean, New York 2016 View of scroll for Cello: James McKean, New York 2016
  • Made in 1989 by Laurence Furse of Salt Lake City, this powerful cello combines a bold lower range with a clear, lyrical upper register. The response is quick and agile, allowing for a wide range of tone colors. With a lovely dark finish and distinctive grain, this instrument would be perfect for an aspiring professional cellist.
    Front view of Cello: Lawrence S. Furse, S.L.C. 1989 Back view of Cello: Lawrence S. Furse, S.L.C. 1989 View of scroll for Cello: Lawrence S. Furse, S.L.C. 1989
  • Winner of the Violin Society of America's Certificate of Merit for Workmanship in November of 2000, renowned maker Marco Maria Gastaldi is known for his fine craftsmanship. This cello, made in 2002, has a clear, full, bright tone that is even throughout all registers. This gorgeous tone allows the player to achieve rich pianissimos and bottomless fortes with ease, creating lush dynamic contrasts. Its impressive sound quality matches its outstanding exterior, displaying a light orange-brown varnish and beautiful flames on the back, ribs, upper and lower bouts, and scroll. With its quick response adjusting immediately to the nuances of the bow, this cello is ideal for the professional player, encouraging endless exploration of articulation and dynamics.
    Front view of Cello: Marco Maria Gastadli, Cremona 2002 Back view of Cello: Marco Maria Gastadli, Cremona 2002 View of scroll for Cello: Marco Maria Gastadli, Cremona 2002
  • This exquisite cello was built in Chicago in 2013 by Petio Kostov, a graduate of the Chicago School of Violin Making and member of the prestigious American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers who is considered a master craftsman. This instrument harbors a wonderfully powerful upper register and a lower register which can be pushed to seemingly endless limits. The advanced cellist will find its response to be quick and effortless, allowing the sound to roll out of the instrument with ease. Its mature, honey golden-brown varnish exhibits gorgeous flaming on the ribs and back, perfectly matching the fine quality of its sound.
    Front view of Cello: Petio Kostov, Chicago 2013 Back view of Cello: Petio Kostov, Chicago 2013 View of scroll for Cello: Petio Kostov, Chicago 2013
  • Raymond Melanson has won multiple medals and awards at the Violin Society of America's International Violinmaking Competition as well as at other prestigious competitions nationwide. A master maker for over 30 years, Melanson crafted this cello in 2015. It has a buoyant, robust upper register which carries evenly into a full lower register with depth and roundness. The instrument provides a quick, crisp response, allowing each note to have a true core and tone of its own. Ideal for the advanced cellist, this cello displays gorgeous flames on the ribs and back and a beautifully antiqued orange-brown varnish.
    Front view of Cello: Raymond Joseph Melanson, Rochester, MA 2015 Back view of Cello: Raymond Joseph Melanson, Rochester, MA 2015 View of scroll for Cello: Raymond Joseph Melanson, Rochester, MA 2015