The ArtCello Festival was founded in 2018 by Swiss Denis Severin, Professor of cello at the Geneva University of Music and the Berne University of Arts, where he teaches cello as a major, baroque cello as a minor and chamber music
Denis Severin is Prize Winner of Echo Klassik (2015) and Grammy Awards (2007), as well as laureate of several international competitions in Greece, Italy and Spain. He regularly gives master classes around the world. Denis Severin serves also as a jury member for a number of international music competitions and is founder and artistic director of the ArtCello Festival.
ArtCello Festival follows a great multinational tradition of such prominent cello festivals as the Super Cello Festival in China, the Cello Biennale Amsterdam in the Netherlands and the Kronberg Cello Festival in Germany.
As part of the Festival, the master classes and music seminars will be organized for young cellists and cello students in Almaty and Astana cities.