New Artist: Cellist Pieter Wispelwey

15 February 2017

Rayfield Allied are delighted to announce that renowned cellist Pieter Wispelwey has joined our roster for general management.

Praised for his acute stylistic awareness, combined with a truly original interpretation and a phenomenal technical mastery, Pieter Wispelwey is equally at ease on the modern or period cello and has won the hearts of critics and public alike in repertoire ranging from JS Bach to Schnittke, Elliott Carter and works composed for him.

Highlights of the 16-17 season include a play-direct project with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, a performance of the complete Bach suites at Auditorium de Lyon and the City Recital Hall in Sydney, performances of Tavener’s Svyati with the Flanders Radio Choir and two recitals at King’s Place in London as part of their ‘Cello Unwrapped’ season. Pieter will also give series of extraordinary recitals at the Melbourne Recital Centre as part their Great Performer Series, where he will perform the complete Bach Suites, Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano, and the two cello sonatas by Brahms over the course of three consecutive evenings.

Born in Haarlem, The Netherlands, Wispelwey studied with Dicky Boeke and Anner Bylsma in Amsterdam and later with Paul Katz in the USA and William Pleeth in the UK. He plays on a 1760 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini cello and a 1710 Rombouts baroque cello.

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