Auction: Practical Information

Auction house Bernaerts will auction the instrument live and online on Thursday the 18th of February 2021, 8pm. To increase the proceeds additional lots will be sold. Also concerts around cellists Amy Norrington (solo, duo, trio) and Paul Heyman (solo, duo, trio) will be sold.

Veilinghuis Bernaerts

Verlatstraat 18

2000 Antwerp


An online catalogue with photo’s is available from 2021 January 27 onwards.

Viewing days:
From December 14 to February 2 (10am–6pm) – only by appointment
On these days, the cello can also be played in presence of a professional cellist.

More information on the preview days, auction and catalogue:

How to Support

To be able to engage as many people as possible for this project, the initiative offers other possibilities to show support.

Purchase or donate qualitative arts, instruments and memorabilia linked to music

These will be offered at auction together with the cello on February 18.
All details on the delivery of artworks, preview days and the sale:

Benefit concerts – postponed

Three generations of cellists play music from Bach to Britten. Roel Dieltiens demonstrates the new Cello for Charity by Joris Wouters, which will be auctioned on the 18th of February 2021. The proceeds will be donated to musicians that have been affected by the corona measures.


  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Suite for cello-solo in D, BWV 1008 (Paul Heyman)
  • D. Popper, A.F. Servais, A. Piatti, J.l. Duport, Etudes en Caprices (Roel Dieltiens)
  • Benjamin Britten, Suite no. 3 for cello-solo (Amy Norrington)


  • Amy Norrington, cello
  • Paul Heyman, cello
  • Roel Dieltiens, cello

Location and reservations:

Price: 25 euros

Benefit concert ‘Bach as consolation’ – postponed


  • J.S. Bach, Suite for cello, played on the cello for charity by Joris Wouters
  • Jan Sciffer, Easter 2020 for 7 cello’s (dedicated to the cello for charity by Joris Wouters)
  • Eugène Ysaye, Sonate for cello solo opus 28
  • Shuya Tanaka, Ritual for peace
  • Bob Marley/arr. Roel Dieltiens, No Woman, No Cry


  • Roel Dieltiens, cello
 (Cello for Charity van Joris Wouters)
  • Jan Sciffer, cello
  • Shuya Tanaka and friends, cello

Location and reservations:

Price: 25 euros

Take initiative

If you want to take initiative with your music school, organisation or company, please reach out at:

Support the project

For donations you can make a deposit into the special account of Cello for Charity, BE97 0689 3892 3449.

With thanks to the (voluntary) commitment:

  • Joris Wouters
  • Frans Stas
  • Roel Dieltiens, Marjolein Dieltiens, Ilse Machielsen
  • Rudi Vranckx (Canvas), Mark De Visscher (Canvas), Liesbet Vereertbrugghen (Klara)
  • Jan Beddegenoodts, Adriaan Van Leuven, Eric Van Leuven
  • Ilse Aerts and Peter Bernaerts (Veilinghuis Bernaerts)
  • Jan Sciffer
  • Artists United vzw en Servaas Lecompte
  • Sabam For Culture