Suite No 4 in E-flat for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV1010
Suite No 5 in C minor for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV1011
Suite No 6 in D for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV1012
Called by The Strad as “a remarkable artist who breathes new life into well-worn repertoire”, Jean-Guihen Queyras is a true master who embraces the old and the new. Whereas his recording of Bach’s complete Cello Suites has won him such accolades as Diapason d’Or of the Year 2008 and CHOC du Monde de la Musique, he is also a champion of contemporary music and has premiered works by leading composers including Michael Jarrell, Thomas Larcher and Bruno Mantovani. He returns to Le French May with the second part of his acclaimed “Six Suites, Six Echoes” project, for which he commissioned six new works to accompany each of Bach’s six monumental Cello Suites. Surely a feast for the ears and soul!
Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello)
“A radiant performance.”The New York Times
“Queyras’ interpretation of Bach’s music – not to be missed.”Bachtrack
“Queyras draws out the character and colour of each piece in the most compelling way.” The Telegraph
“His playing is never less than beautiful, eloquent, and thoroughly world-class.”Classics Today
- Has collaborated with leading orchestras and conductors including Gewandhausorchester, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, Orchestre de Paris and Philadelphia Orchestra; Iván Fischer, Philippe Herreweghe and Yannick Nézet-Séguin
- Has been the Artist-in-Residence of renowned concert halls and festivals including Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
- Has given world premières of works by Ivan Fedele, Gilbert Amy, Bruno Mantovani and Thomas Larcher, among others.