Nicolas Altstaedt and Alexander Lonquich

Music by R. Schumann, J. Brahms, R. Schumann

Music , Classical music - suitable for adults , families , university students , scholars
Nicolas Altstaedt [ Società Filarmonica Trento]

Nicolas Altstaedt - cello - and Alexander Lonquich - piano.

Nicolas Altstaedt and Alexander Lonquich are two of the most dynamic protagonists of contemporary musical life. Impeccable soloists, as a duo they achieve situations of great interest for cultural contents and innovative aesthetic thinking.

Nicolas Altstaedt (born 1982, HeidelbergBaden-WürttembergGermany) is a German/French classical cellist.

German/French cellist Nicolas Altstaedt is one of the most sought after and versatile artists today. As a soloist, conductor and artistic director, he performs repertoire spanning from early music to the contemporary.

Awarded the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award 2010 he performed the Schumann concerto in a highly acclaimed debut with the Vienna Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel at the Lucerne Festival[1] Since then he has performed worldwide with orchestras such as the Tonhalle OrchestraCzech PhilharmonicTchaikovsky Symphony OrchestraTokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, all BBC Symphony Orchestras, Melbourne-and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra working with conductors Sir Roger NorringtonEsa-Pekka SalonenSir Neville MarrinerChristoph EschenbachKrzysztof UrbańskiLahav ShaniVladimir AshkenazyRobin TicciatiJuraj ValcuhaThomas DausgaardSir Andrew DavisAndrew ManzeVladimir FedosseyevAndrey BoreykoFabien GabelEmmanuel KrivineDmitri SlobodenioukThomas HengelbrockLeif SegerstamGiovanni AntoniniRené Jacobs and Andrea Marcon amongst many others.

Recent highlights, include concerto debuts with Detroit Symphony and Helsinki Philharmonic and recital debuts at BOZAR Brussels, Carnegie HallThéâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris and Koerner Hall, Toronto and a tour through Australia. In 18/19 he will be the Artist in residence at the NDR Elbphilarmonie, where he will perform with Krzysztof Urbánksi, Hannu Lintu and Christoph Eschenbach on tour. Other upcoming highlights include appearances with DSO Berlin, Orchestre National de France, Rotterdam PhilharmonicBBC SymphonyFinnish Radio Symphony OrchestraYomiuri Symphony at Suntory Hall, Il Giardino Armonico and a tour of major European venues with the SWR Orchestra and Teodor Currentzis. As a conductor, he will appear with the SWR Stuttgart, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Zurich and Scottish Chamber Orchestra and l’Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. During the 17/18 season, Nicolas gave the highly acclaimed Finnish Premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Cello Concerto under the baton of the composer at the Helsinki Festival and was also the Artist in Spotlight at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.

As a chamber musician Nicolas regularly plays with Janine JansenVilde FrangPekka KuusistoAntoine TamestitLawrence PowerJonathan Cohen, and the Quatuor Ébène, performing regularly at Salzburg FestivalVerbier, Utrecht, Stavanger, Prague Spring FestivalProms, Gstaad, Musikfest Bremen, Rheingau and Schleswig-Holstein.

In 2012 Nicolas was chosen by Gidon Kremer to become his successor as the new artistic director of the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, and in 2014 Adam Fischer asked him to follow in his footsteps as Artistic Director of the Haydn Philharmonie, with whom he regularly performs at Vienna Konzerthaus, Esterhazy Festival and will tour both China and Japan in the next season. Nicolas will be Artistic Director of the Pfingstfestspiele Ittingen 2019 and 2020.

Nicolas premieres new music and performs with composers like Thomas AdesJörg WidmannMatthias PintscherFazil SayBryce Dessner and Sofia Gubaidulina.

Nicolas’ recording of CPE Bach Concertos on Hyperion with Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen received the BBC Music Magazine Concerto Award 2017. His latest recording – Four Cities – a recital programme of works by Say, Debussy, Shostakovich and Janacek with Fazil Say was released on Warner Classics to great acclaim and received the Edison Klassiek 2017. Nicolas will receive the Musikpreis der Stadt Duisburg 2018. Nicolas Altstaedt was a BBC New Generation Artist 2010-2012 and a recipient of the "Borletti Buitoni Trust Fellowship" in 2009. [2] Nicolas Altstaedt plays a Giulio Cesare Gigli cello from Rome around 1760.


Alexander Lonquich (born 28 August 1960) is a German classical pianist and conductor. Born in Trier. Studied with Paul Badura-SkodaAndrzej Jasiński, and Ilonka Deckers-Küszler.Won first prize at the Alessandro Casagrande Piano Competition in Terni, Italy, at the age of 16.

Appeared at festivals including: Mozartwoche SalzburgPiano-Festival RuhrSchleswig-Holstein FestivalLucerne FestivalCheltenham FestivalEdinburgh FestivalKissinger SommerSchubertiade SchwarzenbergLockenhausBeethovenfest.

Worked with conductors including: Claudio AbbadoYuri BashmetHans GrafHeinz HolligerTon KoopmanEmmanuel KrivineMark MinkowskiKurt SanderlingSándor Végh.

Played with orchestras including: Camerata SalzburgMahler Chamber OrchestraOrchestra da Camera di MantovaMünchener KammerorchesterKammerorchester BaselDeutsche Kammerphilharmonie BremenStuttgart ChamberSymphony Orchestra FrankfurtVienna PhilharmonicRoyal Philharmonic OrchestraTonhalle Orchestra ZurichOrchestre Philharmonique du LuxembourgDüsseldorf Symphonic Orchestra. Also conducts himself, sometimes as piano concerto soloist.

Recording awards include the Diapason d’Or and Premio Abbiati.



R. Schumann: Phantasiestücke op. 73

J. Brahms: Sonata no. 1 in E minor. op. 38

R. Schumann: Fünf Stücke im Volkston, op. 102

J. Brahms: Sonata no. 2 in F major. op. 99


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