Now teaching cello in the Cheltenham area
Hunkins is a very experienced cello teacher and orchestral
and chamber musician who is based in Gloucestershire.
from New York, Nella Hunkins comes from a family of
professional musicians. She
studied with Leonard Rose and Janos
Starker, and received a Fulbright
Scholarship to study at the
Paris Conservatory with Andre Navarra.
began her orchestral career as associate principal cellist with the Cleveland
Orchestra. Her later playing experience includes performances, recordings,
and tours with the Berlin Philharmonic, and eight years as principal cellist with the Singapore
Symphony Orchestra, as well as membership of various chamber music groups.
extensive teaching experience includes faculty positions at the
her private teaching she has always taken particular pleasure in
Cleveland Institute of Music, the Berlin Hochschule, and the new music conservatory of the National University of
Singapore. She has also been
a performance coach for the Jeunesse Musicale
Orchestra, in Verbier (Switzerland) and in Manila.
working with promising
younger students, from pre-teens to older
enquiries from enthusiastic new students at all levels from
advanced; the only essential initial requirement is a genuine
wish to learn and
Nella also offers workshops and masterclasses focusing on various aspects of instrumental and orchestral playing.
For more details, including tuition fees, please contact
her on 01242 604482, or at email@example.com.
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See a much-praised performance of Barber's Adagio for Strings
by cello students from the music conservatory of the National University of
Singapore. Four of the six students studied with Nella, and she also
arranged the piece for cello choir and acted as performance coach.