JEAN-GUIHEN QUEYRAS to be The Hague’s next artist in residence

Jean-Guihen Queyras is artist in residence in The Hague in the 2024/2025 season with the Residentie Orchestra, Amare and the Royal Conservatory. At concerts conducted by Keram Hasan, Anja Bihlmaier and Jun Märkl in Amare, the Concertgebouw and De Doelen, the top cellist plays works by Dvořák, Haydn and Bartók.

The internationally celebrated cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras (Montreal, 1967) is known for his broad repertoire. He performs cello concertos by Haydn and Vivaldi, but also plays music by Dallapiccola, Kurtag, Ligeti, Webern, Boulez and Gilbert Amy. He has played with all the top orchestras and is part of various chamber music ensembles, including a piano trio with Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov. His CDs, the most recent with works by Dutilleux, are published by Harmonia Mundi . Queyras is a teacher at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg and artistic director of the Rencontres Musicales de Haute-Provence festival. He plays a cello by Gioffredo Cappa from 1696, made available by the Mécénat Musical Société Générale.

Sven Arne Tepl, director of the Residentie Orchestra: “I have known Jean-Guihen for twenty years. He has been our guest regularly and he understands the art of working chamber musically with the orchestra. He is really interested in the musicians. Every collaboration with him is a treat. He also has fantastic ideas. Who else would dare to arrange Bartók’s Viola Concerto for cello.”

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