Round 1

National Cello Competition
Thu 20 Oct - Fri 21 Oct
Thu 20 Oct
Fri 21 Oct


Luigi Boccherini Sonata for cello and basso continuo in A, G4 
Calliope Tsoupaki New work for cello solo
Johannes Brahms Sonatensatz, Scherzo

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


Daniël Kramer