National Cello competition Cello Biennale 2022 Amsterdam

Second Round

The National Cello Competition is the most exciting part of the Cello Biennale
Tue 25 Oct 10:30 - 15:45
Large Hall
Past event
Tue 25 Oct
10:30 - 15:45
Past event


Ludwig van Beethoven Sonate voor cello and piano, no 4
David Popper Fantasy on Little Russian Songs 

Toshiro Mayuzumi Bunraku voor cello solo
Kaija Saariaho Sept Papillons for cello solo 

Mstislav Rostropovitsj Humoresque
Paul Tortellier Spirales 


10.30 - 11.15 Stefano Bruno
11.15 - 12.00 Florianne Remme
12.00 - 12.45 Emma van Schadewijk


13.30 - 14.15 Isaac Lottmann
14.15 - 15.00 Emma Warmelink
15.00 - 15.45 Celia Camacho Carmena

Competition accompanists

ADAM Quartet: Melissa Ussery and Hannelore de Vuyst violin, José Nunes viola, Renée Timmer cello
Joe Prindl double bass
Daniël Kramer piano

Six semi-finalists will play, accompanied by a string quintet, the Fantasy on Little Russian Songs by David Popper. These are not 'little songs': 'Little Russia' was the name for Ukraine long ago.

Beethoven's Fourth Sonata is the only piece in the Second Round that most cellists will have in their repertoire.

The participants could choose between two atmospheric pieces with modern techniques of Japanese or Finnish origin. The other choice was between two extremely difficult pieces composed by two of the greatest cellists of the past generation. 

Related musicians

Joe Prindl

Double bass

ADAM Quartet

Competition supervisors

Stefano Bruno

Participant Cello Competition

Isaac Lottman

Participant Cello Competition

Emma van Schadewijk

Participant Cello Competition

Daniël Kramer