Rio International Cello Encounter was created by David Chew in 1994 by the english cellist who lives in Brazil since 1981 and awarded by Your Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth.

Rio Cello reaches its 22nd edition!!! Always FREE and with innovating ideas!!!

Every year we reach a larger and more diverse audience, also present in many communities as we believe we can change through music education these children’s lives.

Virtuous of the most diverse instruments, dancers and artists coming from all over the world perform and offer FREE workshops at various places in Rio de Janeiro,  Cabo Frio, Volta Redonda, Barra Mansa, Fortaleza,  always having the Cello as the main character.

Maintaining the excellence and versatility of the festival, we manage to reach all kinds of public. Rio Cello, Cello Dance and Cello Paint are gaining strength every year and, once again, will celebrate the artistic diversity among people.

Cello Dance: the best dancers and musicians share the same stage. Special photo exhibition this year!

Cello Paint will be back this year, bringing many interesting artists and activities with children.

Cello Parade: a novelty this year! Metal sculptures with interferences by different artists!

Since its 1st edition in 1994, Rio Cello has promoted more than 700 presentations, 600 hours of workshops, bringing together about 6000 musicians, 600 students and young musicians and an estimated audience of 350,000 people!!!


Rio Cello –  August, 25 to Setember, 5 – detais in