The next Cello Biennale will take place from 18-27 October 2018!
Also this year the registrations for the Hello Cello Orchestra are going very fast. On the 16th of April the registration opened and already now there are only a few free spots! The Hello Cello Orchestra consists of 160 cello playing children and young adults from all over the Netherlands. This time the Biennale invites […]
Precisely at 12 noon on Tuesday 20 March, the ticket sales for the world’s biggest cello festival are declared open. The seventh Cello Biennale Amsterdam will have its festive opening concert on Thursday 18 October, where world stars like Giovanni Sollima and Jordi Savall, and a world premiere by Joey Roukens for eight cellos and voice will start off the festival spectacularly. Nine packed days are to follow, in all spaces of the Muziekgebouw and Bimhuis. All concerts, shows, masterclasses, presentations, and workshops can be found on www.cellobiennale.nl.
Big names, old friends, and new faces. The programme will again include many highlights with musicians, ensembles, and orchestras from 27 different countries. The artists in residence are early music specialist and Viola da Gamba player Jordi Savall and the Italian cello phenomenon Giovanni Sollima. All the way from New York, the festival welcomes new and exciting cello music by Bang on a Can, the world famous composer trio consisting of Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, who always have a way of connecting their compositions to today’s society.
Returning to the festival are solid audience favourites like Jean-Guihen Queyras, Mischa Maisky, Alban Gerhardt, Nicolas Altstaedt, and Colin Carr, along with young stars reinvited by the festival like Anastasia Kobekina, Harriet Krijgh, and Kian Soltani. Many cellists will appear at the Cello Biennale Amsterdam for the very first time, such as American/Israeli cellist Matt Haimovitz, Spanish master Arnau Tomàs, Reinhard Latzko – one of today’s most acclaimed cello pedagogues from Germany – and the young Sheku Kanneh-Mason from the UK.