Making of the Galway Cello

The Galway Cello is one of the most exciting and unique aspects of CELLISSIMO. To include one of the main themes of Galway 2020, landscape, and taking their cue from an original concept by Philip Fogarty, Music for Galway has commissioned a new instrument to be fashioned from timbers grown in Co. Galway. The Galway Cello has been made by Kuros Torkzadeh, a distinguished luthier who lived and worked in Galway for over two decades before moving to Co. Wicklow.

CELLISSIMO had been scheduled to take place from April 25th to May 3rd, the first edition of a major new international triennial cello festival. Due to the pandemic it had to be postponed. Stay tuned to find out when you’ll be able to join us as we take up our celebrations of one of the world’s most beloved and versatile instruments in all its diversity.

The Galway has been generously sponsored by MJ Conroy.