Residentie Orkest The Hague

Swift, Grey and Spacious
Sat 22 Oct 18:00
Large Hall
Past event
Sat 22 Oct
Past event


Grażyna Bacewicz Quartet for four cellos
Béla Bartók Viola concert
Martijn Padding Swift, Grey and Spacious, celloconcert nr 2


Polish Cello Quartet: Tomasz Daroch, Wojciech Fudala, Krzysztof Karpeta, Adam Krzeszowiec cello
Jean-Guihen Queyras cello
Matt Haimovitz cello
Residentie Orkest The Hague
Otto Tausk conductor

Martijn Padding’s new cello concerto (composed for Matt Haimovitz) was scheduled to premiere in 2020 but, as with so many other things, was postponed at the last moment. Orchestra and soloist alike can’t wait to premiere this piece at this year’s Cello Biennale.

Jean-Guihen Queyras has been itching to perform Béla Bartók’s Viola Concerto on cello for a long time now. In fact, this was the theme of our 2020 Cello Biennale – The Cello Takes Over. This year, he’ll finally be able to fulfil his dream.

And last but by no means least, we’ll be hearing three pieces by Grażyna Bacewicz, Poland’s leading 20th-century female composer – Quartet for 4 cellos, and Concertos No. 1 & 2 for Cello and Orchestra.

Related musicians

Jean-Guihen Queyras

Artist in residence 2022, cello

Otto Tausk


Matt Haimovitz


Polish Cello Quartet

The Polish Cello Quartet is formed by Thomasz Daroch, Wojciech Fudala, Krzysztof Karpeta, and Adam Krzeszowiec. They were taught by Paweł Głombik, Stanisław Firlej, Frans Helmerson, Gary Hoffman, Mich…

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