Precisely at 12 noon on Tuesday 20 March, the ticket sales for the world’s biggest cello festival are declared open. The seventh Cello Biennale Amsterdam will have its festive opening concert on Thursday 18 October, where world stars like Giovanni Sollima and Jordi Savall, and a world premiere by Joey Roukens for eight cellos and voice will start off the festival spectacularly. Nine packed days are to follow, in all spaces of the Muziekgebouw and Bimhuis. All concerts, shows, masterclasses, presentations, and workshops can be found on