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Cello Masterclass with Nicolas Altsteadt
February 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh, is delighted to announce that renowned cellist Nicolas Altsteadt will be delivering the annual Nigel Murray Masterclass on 21 February at Stockbridge Parish Church in Edinburgh.
In this open masterclass Nicolas will work with a small number of young musicians on stage, allowing the audience to watch and learn through the feedback and advice given.
Observer places are free for musicians and their teachers and are an ideal way to gain a greater understanding of techniques.
If you play the cello and are under 18, or are a teacher of cello, and would like to attend, please get in touch by contacting Mary Walls, email@example.com.
About Nicolas Altsteadt
German-French cellist Nicolas Altsteadt 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, playing on period and modern instruments.
This season he is Artist in Residence at the SWR Symphonie Orchestra, where he will perform with Teodor Currentzis on tour at major european venues. Other upcoming highlights include a tour with B’Rock and René Jacobs, Debuts with the National Symphony Orchestra Washington and Ed Gardner, the NHK and Yomiuri Symphony at Suntory Hall , European Youth Orchestra with Vasily Petrenko, Orchestre National de France with Emmanuel Krivine, Il Giardino Armonico at Grafenegg Festival, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, Netherland Philharmonic and Radio Philharmonic with Ben Gernon and Edo de Waart at Het Concertgebouw, Residentie Orkest and reinvitations to the DSO Berlin with Robin Ticciati, Gürzenich Orchestra and Karina Canellakis, Rotterdam Philharmonic, BBC Symphony at the Proms and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
As a conductor, he will debut with the SWR Stuttgart, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Aurora, Zurich and Scottish Chamber Orchestras and the Orquesta Nacional de Espana . 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 partners include with Janine Jansen, Vilde Frang, Christian Tetzlaff, Pekka Kuusisto, Tabea Zimmermann, Lawrence Power, Antoine Tamestit, Martin Fröst, Alexander Lonquich, Jonathan Cohen, Jean Rondeau and the Quatuor Ébène. He performs at both Salzburg Mozart and Summer Festival, Verbier, Utrecht, BBC Proms, Lucerne, Gstaad, Musikfest Bremen, Schleswig-Holstein and Rheingau. Nicolas regularly perfoms new music and has performed and worked with Thomas Ades, Jörg Widmann, Wolfgang Rihm, Thomas Larcher, Fazil Say and Sofia Gubaidulina. Anders Hillborg, Helena Winkelman and Fazil Say are writing concertos for him in the next seasons.
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. In 2018 Nicolas received the Musikpreis der Stadt Duisburg. Nicolas was a BBC New Generation Artist 2010-2012 and a recipient of the „Borletti Buitoni Trust Fellowship“ in 2009.