Be moved and get inspired…

Cello Academy Zutphen

Learn, research, explore with professors from the international stage within the beautiful setting of historic Zutphen

Wherever you are on your journey – we would like to join you. Our teachers challenge you to develop yourself into a real performer – moved and inspired, who dares and is able to go beyond technical perfection.

Become part of our small scale community that will provide you security and will challenge you at the same time.

3-day courses


Make your inspiration tangible - embark on a year long journey with the Monasteries

Discover your creative abilities, enrich your technique an grow as a professional musician. Refine your playing to an advanced level and dare to share your musical story with your audience.

With Jeroen den Herder (cello), Viola de Hoog (cello), Joachim Eijlander (cello), Hua-Hsua Lee (piano), Siebe Henstra (harpischord) and Sebo Ebbens (learning expert and study coach)

Open to bachelor, master, post-master students and young professionals

25 – 27 October 2024
10 – 12 January 2025
28 February – 2 March 2025
2 – 4 May 2025

€ 300 – 1 Monastery
€ 525 – 2 Monasteries
€ 750 – 3 Monasteries
€ 900 – 4 Monasteries

4-day courses


Captivating partnership between composers, cellists, and visual artists

In these courses composers and cellists collaborate. Retreats focus on the current exhibition in Dat Bolwerck, centre of arts in Zutphen. In that way music and fine art come together! We will conclude the retreats with two performances for the public.

With Jeroen den Herder, Vanessa Lann, Xiaoyong Chen, Wilma Pistorius, Alfian Emir Adytia and Hua-Hsua Lee. 

Open to all students and young professionals.

4 – 7 December 2024
19 – 22 March 2025

€ 350 Composers and cellists
€50 Composers – online


5-day course


Masterclasses, stage performances, concerts and new connections in an international setting

Join our festivalweek! Besides private and public masterclasses with cellists from the international stage, you can be part of a performance or play your Masterpiece, enjoy concerts and make new connections.

We will soon inform you about the teachers.

Open to all students and young professionals.

25 – 29 August 2025

Contribution follows



The Cello Academy is situated in Dat Bolwerck, Zaadmarkt 12. It is a mixture of charming medieval times and modern art, right in the heart of the old town, just a 10-minute walk from the train station.

Dat Bolwerck offers room for individual lessons, self-study, group lessons, performances and to meet. You’ll stay with families connected to the Academy, all within a short walk or bike ride away.​


Have you ever visited Zutphen? If we may say so, it is a delightful little town. It boasts a charming market filled with cozy cafes and is nestled along the IJssel river, where you can always find a tranquil spot to relax by the riverbanks.

“The most sensitive instrument is the human soul. One must purify the soul until it begins to sound”

Arvo Pärt



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