Learn from Nancy Green, Internationally Acclaimed Recording Artist

Nancy Green

Learn from Nancy Green, Internationally Acclaimed Recording Artist

We are thrilled to announce that internationally acclaimed recording artist and cello soloist Nancy Green is one of the instructors here at our new Cello Guild, offering a free course on how to make a Goritzki bow foam. She’s planning a short bow technique for the future as well.

Nancy has been likened to cellists who have become household names, including Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, Leonard Rose, and Jacqueline du Pré.

Nancy Green’s Recordings

Although today she is primarily known for her recordings, Nancy started working as a soloist long before she began recording as a mature cellist. In the following video, Nancy Green walks us through her recording career, album by album.

Want to learn more? Read the full interview here. Then, be sure to sign up for her free course today.

Your Turn

What other courses would you like to see from Nancy Green here at the Cello Guild? Please get in touch and let us know.

Dr. Brenda Neece

Cello Museum curator Dr. Brenda Neece, DPhil (Oxon.), is a cellist and a researcher specializing in the history of the cello. Before starting the Cello Museum in the autumn of 2019, she worked as a freelancer and served for just over a decade as the first curator of the musical instrument collections at Duke University. In addition to playing the cello, doing cello research, and writing about cellos, she enjoys experimenting with variant cellos. In addition to her modern instrument, she also plays a 5-string baroque cello, a small 5-string cello, and sometimes travels with her folding prakticello. She studied cello with Fred Raimi at Duke while she did her undergraduate work at UNC-CH. As part of her interdisciplinary major in music history, art history, and archaeology, she wrote an undergraduate honors thesis under the supervision of Prof. Jon Finson, on the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century evolution of the cello. She earned a master’s in cello performance at Auburn University, studying with Martha Gerschefski, and then went on for her musicology doctorate at the University of Oxford (Somerville College) where she was mentored by Prof. Jeremy Montagu and Prof. Hélène La Rue. While in England, she continued her cello studies with William Pleeth. Dr. Neece lives in Durham, NC, with her husband and cats. When not playing or writing about the cello, she enjoys reading, photography, and martial arts.