Melle de Vries
Melle de Vries (1994) started playing the cello at age 4 in Groningen. He started his lessons at a young age with Jan-Ype Nota, and at the age of 12 he was accepted into the Young Talent Department of the Prins Claus Conservatorium, where he continued his studies with Jan-Ype Nota and Nota’s own professor, Jircha Prchal. A year later he moved to The Hague, where he went on with his studies at the School for Young Talent, in the class of Lucia Swarts. In 2009, Melle was admitted to the Julius Stern Institut in Berlin, where he studied with Matias de Oliveira Pinto, after which he went on in the class of Larissa Groeneveld in the Academie Muzikaal Talent, Utrecht.
He received his Bachelor’s degree from the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Maarten Mostert and Jelena Očić, after which he completed his Master’s degree in the class of Dmitri Ferschtman.
After his studies he spent a year in isolation to contemplate the intrinsic value of music and his relation to it. Melle plays a French cello built in 1914 by Fernand Jacquot, made available to him by the NMF.
Fri 30 Oct20:00Fri 30 Oct 20:00 - Grote Zaal
For the participants of the National Cello Competition it was, of course, a loss not to be able to play William Walton’s Cello Concerto in front of a full concert hall. By rearranging the program the Finale is still varied and not only with piano accompaniment. The Adagio from Haydn’s 13th symphony is nothing more […]