The commissioned work for the First Round of the National Cello Competition, composed by the eightyseven-year-old Theo Loevendie, has arrived! The Dutch composer is anything but quiet. Last month his book ‘Memoires van een componist’ is published, he has various commissions for orchestral works and is a regular guest on the stage in café Welling, where he plays jazz. You can listen to ‘Celloquio’, the newest acquisition for the cello music, for free on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October during the Cello Biennale. The composition will be available for participants of the National Cello Competition from 1 July.