Henriëtte Bosmans Poème
Kate Moore Frieda’s Reis [‘Frieda’s Journey’]
Pjotr Iljitsj Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux from 'Nutcracker',
Pjotr Iljitsj Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations
Benjamin Kruithof cello
Ashley Bathgate cello
Zlatomir Fung cello
CvA Symphony Orchestra
Sander Teepen conductor
The winner of the 2019 International Tchaikovsky Competition in St Petersburg was the then 19-year-old Zlatomir Fung who performed Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme in the final. He’ll be playing this same piece at this year's Cello Biennale, accompanied by young musicians from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
Benjamin Kruithof was the magnificent winner of the 2020 National Cello Competition. A final round accompanied by a symphony orchestra wasn’t possible during the pandemic, which is why we’re so happy to welcome him back this year to perform Henriëtte Bosmans’ Poème.
Kate Moore’s latest cello concerto Frieda’s Reis [‘Frieda’s Journey’] is a tribute to Frieda Belinfante – cellist, conductor and key figure in the Dutch resistance during World War II. After the war, Belinfante emigrated to Los Angeles where she once again became a leading light in the cultural world. American cellist Ashley Bathgate previously worked with Kate Moore and now plays the world premiere of Frieda's Journey in the Netherlands.