Registration National Cello Competition 2024 is open

Through the button below, you can access the registration form, the regulations, and information about the Start in Splendor Prize. To register as a participant of the National Cello Competition 2024, we kindly ask you to complete the form before June 1, 2024.

Registration form


The Jury

Program 2024

Preliminary Round

Monday June 24th, BIMHUIS (closed for audience)

Johann Sebastian Bach    Suite No. 2 in D major: Allemande and Courante (only 1st repeat)
Frédéric Chopin                 Etude Opus 25, No. 7 (arr. for cello and piano by Alexander Glazunov in e-minor available at Broekmans & Van Poppel
Gabriel Fauré                      Papillon

Noriko Yabe, piano

First Round

Friday 1 & Saturday 2 November 2024, Main Hall Muziekgebouw

Luigi Boccherini              Sonata in B-flat major, G565 (with 2 celli)*
Matthias Bartolomey       New work for cello solo**
Franz Schmidt                  Kleine Fantasiestücke nach ungarischen Nationalmelodien No. 1 in G  

*In terms of publication, we recommend the Wakelkamp Edition. The sheet music and the facsimile will soon be exclusively available at the Cello Biënnale. For inquiries, please contact Hidde Bekkers.

** The new work of Matthias Bartolomey will be sent by email and postal mail to all participants of the First Round.

Charlotte Gulikers, cello
Daniël Kramer, piano    

Second Round

Tuesday November 5th, Main Hall Muziekgebouw

Ludwig van Beethoven   Choice from:
                                           - Twelve variations in F major, Opus 66: “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen”
                                           - Twelve variations in G major, WoO 45: “Judas Maccabaeus”
                                           - Seven variations in E-flat major, WoO 46: “Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen

Zoltán Kodály                   Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7, First Movement: allegro serioso non troppo

Choice from one of the commissioned works from the past nine editions of the National Cello Competition (for viewing of the sheet music, please contact Hidde Bekkers.):
- Theo Verbey                  Five pieces for cello solo (2006)
- Oene van Geel              Three dances for cello solo (2008)
- Wilbert Bulsink             Vision and Labyrinth (2010)
- Yannis Kyriakides         Beatrice and the Nightingale (2012)
- Micha Hamel                  In search of prayer (2014)
- Rob Zuidam                   Air (2016)
- Theo Loevendie            Celloquio (2018)
- Martijn Padding             It Sings, It Whispers (2020)
- Calliope Tsoupaki         Wind of Love (2022)

Efraim Zimbalist               Concert Fantasy on 'Le Coq d’Or' by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (arr. Anastasia Feruleva)

Sheet music Zimbalist

Bas Treub, violin
Daniël Kramer, piano


Friday November 8th, Main Hall Muziekgebouw
CvA Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Elschenbroich

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Op. 33 (Fitzenhagen)
Encore of choice for cello solo (maximum of 4 minutes)