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The French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras appears once again with Amsterdam Sinfonietta. The hallmarks of Queyras’s performing style are virtuosity, refinement and his irresistible delight in playing the cello. He will perform as soloist in Thomas Larcher’s brand new cello concerto and in Haydn’s cello concerto in C. In a review of the last performance of a Haydn cello concerto given by Amsterdam Sinfonietta together with Queyras the NRC enthused; ‘The French cello phenomenon. (…) Haydn is rarely performed in such a fresh and sparkling way’.
Jean-Guihen Queyras is renowned as a musician of exceptional versatility and integrity. His musical horizons are seemingly boundless. He is much in demand as a soloist with international orchestras and conductors, as a chamber musician and as a solo performer. Queyras is a passionate interpreter of contemporary music and actively champions the extension of the cello repertoire. He was connected with the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris for a decade and regularly collaborates with composers such as Bruno Mantovani, Jörg Widmann and Pierre Boulez.
The Austrian Thomas Larcher is one of the most prominent figures on the contemporary composing scene. His musical idiom is strongly rooted in tradition, but is also imbued with a powerful and poignant meditative quality. He recently composed works for the San Francisco Philharmonic, Wiener Philharmoniker and the London Proms.