Julian Lloyd Webber performs in a special concert at New Brighton next week.
Raphael was born into a musical family - his mother is cellist
Anita Lasker-Wallfisch and his father the pianist Peter Wallfisch.
Selecteum's house chamber orchestra, as it were, is the quartet Musique Del Tempo, comprised of violinists Brin Hashim and Michel El Murr, violist Samir Amouri and cellist
Anastasia Yartseva El Murr.
The ensemble will be conducted by George Kennaway, a cellist
who played for the Orchestra of Opera North for over 20 years.
Aspire's Andrew Ogierman added: "The money the cellists
raise will help make a difference to the 1,200 people who become paralysed each year .
Each year, the school sends three or four cellists
as part of its strings group, but this year the music department is celebrating a bumper crop of cellists
with 12 competitors taking part.
THE Barber Institute of Fine Arts is running CelloMania, the chance for cellists
under the age of 18 to play more than base line.
Other selected artists include cellists
Bronwyn Banerdt, 15, from Woodland Hills, and 17-year-old Kristopher Khang, who attends Viewpoint School in Calabasas.
He is one of the most gifted cellists
of his generation.
Young virtuoso cellists Cellist
Johannes Moser has been described by Gramophone Magazine as "one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists
He was one of only two cellists
worldwide to have been chosen in 2010 to study with Professor Schiff.
It is rare to hear an entire section from an orchestra spotlighted in this way and Cellists
In Concert will give the musicians a platform for music they perhaps all too rarely get to share.