Nicolas Altstaedt Plays Dutilleux

Conductor David Greilsammer
Cello Nicolas Altstaedt



Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Instrumental Suite

Henri Dutilleux

Tout un Monde Lointain… for Cello & Orchestra (1970)


Symphony No 7 in A, Op 92

Nicolas Altstaedt (Cello)

★★★★★  BBC Music Magazine

“One of the cello realm’s most brilliant young princes.” Huffington Post

“Heart-stopping intensity.” The Telegraph

“An absolute revelation.  Huffington Post

 “The perfect performer for Henri Dutilleux’s difficult cello concerto Tout un Monde Lointain
the delicate tonal colours unveiled, the ethereal beauty brought forth.”   
Hamburger Abendblatt

  • Winner, Duisburg Music Prize 2018
  • Artist in Residence 2018/2019, NDR Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • Artist in Spotlight 2017/2018, Amsterdam Concertgebouw
  • Artistic Director, Haydn Philharmonie
  • Chosen by Gidon Kremer in 2012 as his successor as Artistic Director of the renowned Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival
  • Has performed with orchestras and conductors such as Vienna Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Gustavo Dudamel, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Sir Neville Marriner
  • Chamber music partners include Janine Jansen, Fazıl Say, Vilde Frang, Pekka Kuusisto


David Greilsammer (Conductor)

“One of the most accomplished and adventurous musicians of his generation.” The New York Times

  • Music and Artistic Director, Geneva Camerata
  • Appears regularly as pianist and conductor with prestigious orchestras such as San Francisco Symphony, Philharmonique de Radio-France and Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra

Henri Dutilleux (1916 – 2013) (Composer)

  • One of the most important French composers in the modern age alongside Messiaen and Boulez
  • Had received commissions from such artists as Mstislav Rostropovich, Isaac Stern, George Szell, Seiji Ozawa, Simon Rattle, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Juilliard String Quartet, etc


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Press Release (ENG)

Press Release (CHI)

Nicolas Altstaedt (Cello)
© Marco Borggreve

Nicolas Altstaedt (Cello)
© Marco Borggreve

David Greilsammer (Conductor)
© HK Sinfonietta Ltd

Henri Dutilleux (Composer)
© Guy Vivien

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

1 December 2018 (Saturday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$420, $280, $160

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 8.9.2018
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Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and CSSA recipients

10% discount for group booking of 4 or more adult tickets

Get a 20% discount when you purchase full-price tickets to this concert and “Cellomania: Harriet Krijgh Plays Saint-Saëns” on 10 Nov 2018

Duration: Approximately 2 hours with a 15 min intermission
Language: Nil
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
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Remarks: Hong Kong Sinfonietta reserves the right to change the programme and artists

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