Leonard Elschenbroich

Cello and conductor

Leonard Elschenbroich (Frankfurt, 1985) received a scholarship, aged ten, to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School in London. He subsequently studied with Frans Helmerson at the Cologne Music Academy.

 Elschenbroich received the Leonard Bernstein award at the opening concert of the 2009 Schleswig-Holstein Festival, following his performance of the Brahms Double Concerto with Anne-Sophie Mutter under the direction of Christoph Eschenbach. Since then, he has been hailed as one of the most important and charismatic cellists of his generation.

In 2012 he co-founded the Orquesta Filarmonica de Bolivia, the first orchestra to perform a Mahler Symphony in the nation’s history. Elschenbroich returns to Bolivia on a regular basis to lead educational projects and develop the orchestra. This commitment led Elschenbroich to explore the field of conducting with various orchestras. He recently conducted the Residentie Orkest (The Hague, NL), which premiered a new cello concerto by Joël Bons, featuring Lidy Blijdorp on cello.

He plays a cello made by Matteo Goffriller “Ex-Leonard Rose-Ex-Alfredo Piatti’ (Venice, 1693), on private loan.

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Plays in

  • Three Winners

    Stefano Bruno, Hayoung Choi, Harriet Krijgh
    Sun 3 Nov 15:00 - 16:15
    High romanticism and Albumblätter based on Schumann
    Main Hall
    Sun 3 Nov
    15:00 - 16:15
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  • Afternoon recital Brahms and Strauss

    Leonard Elschenbroich, Reinhard Latzko, Ella van Poucke, Hayoung Choi
    Mon 4 Nov 14:00 - 15:00
    Heroic and compelling
    Main Hall
    Mon 4 Nov
    14:00 - 15:00
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  • Final Round

    National Cello Competition
    Fri 8 Nov 20:15 - 22:15
    Main Hall
    Fri 8 Nov
    20:15 - 22:15
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