A billion people around the world have heard the story of a specialist classical music center in Stevns, Denmark. Now Scandinavian Cello School needs your help to continue their mission ❤️
On the coastline 60km south of Copenhagen, an international school for young elite classical music talents has made their home. Becoming one of the most viral stories to hit the classical music world in recent years, media coverage such as The New York Times has brought the story of Scandinavian Cello School to 1.9 billion people worldwide. An explosion in interest is due to the unique ethos at the school - achieve a healthy work-life balance, side by side with world class music training. Outreach concerts, outdoor experiences and collective living are all part of their philosophy to create more balanced and ultimately better musicians.
Scandinavian Cello School (SCS) is located next to Lund, a historic fishing village which features one of Denmark's oldest harbours. Hosting stunning views from the SCS campus over to the island of Møn, director and international award-winning cellist Jacob Shaw works closely alongside a board of industry leaders in classical music to help promote, support and educate young musical talents
The school has succeeded in bringing classical music to new audiences and in untraditional surroundings. It challenges and strengthens both international and Danish talents that are brought together. A solid foundation for their future is planted whilst on Danish soil through world class teaching, essential networking and a healthy life balance. SCS strengthens the quality of an already strong music scene in Denmark, whilst contributing to the spread of a quintessentially Danish approach to working: High quality training and focus going hand in hand with socializing, good home-grown food and strong respect for individual personalities. Especially conscious of their social responsibilities, during the corona pandemic SCS gave online classes for free all over the world, and following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Scandinavian Cello School was responsible for the evacuation from Ukraine of numerous musicians to work and study placements in neighbouring EU countries.
SCS has made a pledge to Danish music life for the future - targeted to the 3 walks of formal Danish music education (music school - MGK - academies) and in 2022 started a specialist program to inspire, educate and motivate a new and upcoming generation of Danish based musicians and audiences. Scandinavian Cello School is a partner of UNESCO World Heritage Stevns Klint, and received the national Danish Radio "fire soul" award 2022.
Approximately 150 students come to visit SCS in Stevns every year for education, inspiration and help towards personal projects. With spiralling energy costs, interest in the project from students from around the world growing, and the wish to keep all projects and tuition is free of charge - we need your help to keep Scandinavian Cello School running...!!
Jacob Shaw - founder
Karen Johanne Pedersen - director