The Cello Moves
Alexandre Tansman Deux Mouvements voor cellokwartet
Calliope Tsoupaki Behind the Moon
Benjamin Britten Suite nr 2 Declamato – Scherzo – Ciaccona
Polish Cello Quartet: Tomasz Daroch, Wojciech Fudala, Krzysztof Karpeta, Adam Krzeszowiec cello
Larissa Groeneveld cello
Ellen Corver piano
Jean-Guihen Queyras cello
Jérémie Queyras visual artist
Ketevan Roinishvili cello
Renée Bekkers accordion
LeineRoebana: Aika Goto, Kris Mohammed Adem, Andrea Pisano, Timon De Ridder, Beneditta Crispiniano dance
Artistic direction and choreography: Andrea Leine, Harijono Roebana
The theme of this ninth Cello Biennale is ‘The Cello Moves’. Silenzio is a collaboration between dance company LeineRoebana and cellist Ketevan Roinishvili, who take this theme quite literally with music by Goebaidoelina and Tsintsadze.
Artist-in-residence Jean-Guihen Queyras will be performing three movements from Benjamin Britten’s Second Suite alongside his son, the emerging visual artist Jérémie Queyras, who will be painting live onstage to his father’s music.
And not one but two premieres in one day for Calliope Tsoupaki! Not only her new composition for the National Cello Competition, but also a special commission for this year's Cello Biennale – a piece for cello and piano performed by Larissa Groeneveld and Ellen Corver (partners in the Osiris Trio for over twenty-five years now).
The Polish Cello Quartet – one of the world’s most illustrious cello quartets of the past decade – will finally be making its debut at the Cello Biennale, performing Polish-French genius Alexandre Tansman’s.