Cello Concerto No 1 in C, Hob VIIb:1
Ouroboros for Violoncello & Chamber Orchestra (2015) (Asian première)
Commissioned by Amsterdam Sinfonietta/Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Swedish Chamber Orchestra,
Symphony No 4 in C minor, D417, “Tragic”
Clemens Schuldt (Conductor)
- Principal Conductor, Munich Chamber Orchestra
Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello)
- 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.
“Playing of extraordinary refinement.”
“Jean-Guihen Queyras takes the cello to new territory.”
“Queyras’s instinctive musicianship and ravishingly beautiful tone are bewitching.”
“He invests the cello’s voice with human characteristics – it whispers, sobs, screams, laughs and sings.”
“Queyras is always in command of what he does, and how he wants this elusive music to speak.”
- Held composer residencies at the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Mozarteum Orchester, Wigmore Hall, and many festivals including Davos, Heimbach, Risör, Mondsee and Bantry.
- Awardee of Austrian “Kunstpreis” for music (2015); the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Elise L. Stoeger Prize (2014/15); Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (German Record Critics’ Award)
- Founder of KLANGSPUREN Festival; Director of the Swarowski MUSIK IM RIESEN Festival
- Commissioned by the Lucerne Festival, London’s Southbank Centre, BBC Proms, Wigmore Hall, and the Zaterdagsmatinee in Amsterdam; compositions written for internationally renowned soloists and ensembles such as the London Sinfonietta, the Artemis Quartet, Heinrich Schiff, Matthias Goerne, Till Fellner, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Vienna and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, among others.
“His extraordinary, arresting, communicative music is one of this century’s wonders.”