Round 1

The most exciting part of the Cello Biënnale
National Cello Competition
Thu 20 Oct 10:30 - 15:00
Large Hall
Past event
Thu 20 Oct
10:30 - 15:00
Past event


Luigi Boccherini Sonata for cello and basso continuo in A, G4 
Calliope Tsoupaki Wind of Love for cello solo (world premiere)
Johannes Brahms Sonatensatz, Scherzo


10.30 – 11.00 Daniel Perales Ruiz 
11.00 – 11.30 Isaac Lottmann
11.30 – 12.00 Manon Leroux
12.00 – 12.30 Bernardo Nabais

12.30 – 13.00 Lunch break

13.00 – 13.30 Stefano Bruno
13.30 – 14.00 Oscar Hagen
14.00 – 14.30 Jurre Koopmans
14.30 – 15.00 Florianne Remme

Competition accompanists

Daniël Kramer piano
Charlotte Gulikers cello

As in previous editions of the National Cello Competition, Round 1 participants will be performing one of Boccherini’s thirty-two – yes, you read that right – thirty-two sonatas for cello and basso continuo. Perfect pieces to allow them to let their virtuosity shine and their natural musicality resonate.

Next up will be a short, commissioned piece written by the Netherlands’ previous composer laureate (2018–2021), Calliope Tsoupaki.

And last but by no means least, a scherzo by Brahms – originally written for violin and piano – whose tempestuousness is undeniably suited to the cello.

Related musicians

Charlotte Gulikers


Stefano Bruno

Participant Cello Competition

Oscar Hagen

Deelnemer concours

Jurre Koopmans

Participant Cello Competition

Manon Leroux

Participant Cello Competition

Isaac Lottman

Participant Cello Competition

Bernardo Calvet Nabais

Participant Cello Competition

Daniel Perales Ruiz

Participant Cello Competition

Florianne Remme

Participant Cello Competition

Daniël Kramer