COVID Profiles: Caleb Low

May 21, 2020

During quarantine, many Greylock students have been finding creative ways to spend their time. Caleb Low, an eighth grader at Greylock, recently created an Instagram account to post cello covers (@caleblow_cellocovers). “I started this account because I wanted to do something more in quarantine,” said Low.

Caleb started playing cello about five years ago, in the summer of 2015. Since then, his passion for the instrument has only grown. Thus far, he has shared beautiful videos of his covers of “Bach Cello Suite Prelude” and “Tarantella” by William Henry Squire. Low said his account “is a fun outlet from the strife of daily life.” 

Regarding his motivation for starting the account, he said, “I thought of it as a challenge to learn something new each week and perfect it enough to be ready to play. Additionally, I wanted my followers to enjoy some cello music.” 

So far, Caleb has shot his videos in the parking garage neighboring the ‘62 center. The reflecting pools at the Clark Art, along with the wooden sculpture at the top of the hill, are two more promising settings for future recordings.  Additionally, Caleb expressed interest in playing near the marble steps on Williams College’s campus.  

Although only junior Oscar Low and senior Max Rhie (both musicians themselves) have been present at his past playings, Caleb is open to the prospect of an audience (socially distanced, of course) in the future. 

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