Pieter Wispelwey began his cello studies with Dicky Boeke and continued in the class of Anner Bijlsma at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. In 1992 he was the first cellist to receive the Nederlandse Muziekprijs. Pieter Wispelwey is equally at home on the modern cello and the baroque cello. He gives performances as a soloist across the world, boasting a remarkable range of repertoire. He has an impressive discography consisting of more than 30 CDs, three of which feature Bach’s complete cello suites. In 2013 he released a CD with works by Schubert on period instrument, and a CD with the concerto by Lalo, coupled with the seldom played second cello concerto by Saint-Saëns. He currently hold teaching positions at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf.
Pieter Wispelwey plays a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini from 1760 and a baroque cello by Pieter Rombouts from 1710.
Sat 24 Oct20:00Sat 24 Oct 20:00 - Grote Zaal
If ever there was a composer whose melancholic melodies simply screamed to be played on the cello, then it would have to be Frédéric Chopin. His close friendship with cellist Auguste Franchomme led to several wonderful chamber concert works for cello. Many cellists, including Gregor Piatigorsky and Karl Davydov, later ‘borrowed’ many of his waltzes, nocturnes and mazurkas. Continuing […]
Sun 25 Oct14:00Sun 25 Oct 14:00 - Grote Zaal
Henriëtte Bosmans’ Nuit calme and Alphons Diepenbrock’s Berceuse are perhaps two of the most beautiful early-20th-century Dutch works for cello. And Jules Massenet arranged many of his own orchestral songs for cello, piano and voice. It’s works such as these that are some of cellist Pieter Wispelwey, mezzo-soprano Cora Burggraaf and pianist Ed Spanjaard’s favourites. We’ll also be hearing a very different […]