"You and Elina Vähälä gave the piece (Dyade) back to me. I've never been able to perceive the double bass so magically. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Your Wolfgang Rihm" - September 2021

 

"the dazzling double bassist Niek de Groot" Crescendo Magazine  - April 2020

 

"Sein Spiel ist einfach zum Niederknien, ohne dass es sich auch nur eine Sekunde in den Vordergrund zu drängen versucht" Klassik Heute - February 2019

 

"plenty of spirit and dexterity, substantial accuracy and expressive lyricism” The Strad - March 2018

 

"heroic in his starring role, as virtuoso as you like and characterising admirably across a spectrum from melodic to gruff and serious to witty" Gramophone - March 2018

 

 



HIGHLIGHTS

 

HIGHLIGHTS

2021

 

December 16-18 | FUdK Essen, Germany | 14. FKBM | Riley, Ravel, Berio ……..

 

November 11-17 | Budapest, Hungary | Sessions with György Kurtág and Maria Hussman at BMC | Kurtág “Sudelbücher”

 

October 16 | Kyiv, Ukraine | Kyiv Symphony Orchestra - Gaggero | Worldpremiere Double Bass Concerto - Gervasoni  POSTPONED 

 

October 13 | Le Havre, France | Les Dissonances | Ravel, Enesco, Stravinsky

 

October 13-19 | Kyiv, Ukraine | Kyiv Symphony Orchestra - Gaggero | Worldpremiere CD recording for Orlando Records-Paladino | Double Bass Concerto Gervasoni and Mozart KV 612 POSTPONED 

 

September 10-22 | Bucharest, Paris, Besançon | Les Dissonances | Ravel, Enesco, Stravinsky, Chausson, Bartók

 

July 18-25 | Delft, Netherlands | Delft Chambermusic Festival | Gubaidulina, Strauss

 

July 1-10 | Port Royal, France | Les Dissonances | Schubert  Postponed

 

June 5 | Kyiv, Ukraine |Kyiv Symphony Orchestra - Gaggero | Huber - iDu op.34 and Nilsson - Lost Birds 

 

June 2-9 | Kyiv, Ukraine | Kyiv Symphony Orchestra - Gaggero | Worldpremiere CD-recordings for Orlando Records-Paladino | New Double Bass concertos by Huber and Nilsson 

 

May 21 | Turino, Italy | Les Dissonances | Beethoven

 

March 26 - April 12 | Le Havre, Antwerp, Dijon, Paris | Les Dissonances | Schubert

Cancelled

 

February 11 | Marienmünster, Germany | CD-recording with Catherine Klipfel | Huber op. 27  

 

January 28 | Mönchengladbach, Germany | Kaiser Friedrich Halle | Vaughan Williams, Schubert  Postponed

 

January 10-18 | Paris, Dijon, Le Havre - France | Les Dissonances | Mendelsohn

Cancelled

 

2020

 

December 16-18 | Essen, FUdK, Germany | 13. Folkwang Kontrabass Marathon | Online - Internal Version........... Cancelled

 

December 12 | Kyiv, Ukraine | Kyiv Symphony Orchestra - Luigi Gaggero | WORLDPREMIERE Double Bass Concerto 'Lost Birds' by Anders Nilsson

 

Oktober 3-9 | Le Havre, Paris, Dijon, France | Les Dissonances | Beethoven

 

September 1 | Eindhoven - Muziekcentrum, Nederland | CD-recording with Catherine Klipfel | Huber op. 27      Postponed

 

August 29-30 | Port-Royal des Champs, France | Les Dissonances | Beethoven  CANCELLED

 

August 1-2 | Delft, Netherlands | Delft Chambermusic Festival | Schubert   CANCELLED

 

June 18-27 | Dijon, France | Les Dissonances Chamber Music Series | Schubert, Strauss

 

March-June | So, Covid-19 Pause indeed; no recordings, no Folkwang Essen, auditions and exams, no Les Dissonances, Delft chamber music, Järna, New York, Hanoi, Timboektoe etc. etc.  Instead a lot of planning, online teaching (!) practice and exploring for the upcoming CD-recordings and new concertos......... 

 

February 2 | Antwerpen, Belgium | Carousel Ensemble | Beethoven

 

January 26 | Amsterdam, Netherlands | String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam | Hoffmeister, Rossini

 

January 6-13 | Dijon, Paris, Caen, Le Havre, France | Les Dissonances | Bruckner, Berio

 

2019

 

December 20/21 | Essen, Germany | 12. FOLKWANG KONTRABASS MARATHON | Schubert (Winterreise!) Bach, Bottesini........... Masterclass

 

November 17-23 | Jakobstad, Finland | RUSK Chambermusic Festival | Gubaidulina, Hoffmeister, Strauss, Schubert, Wagner, Morricone

 

November 2 | Essen, Germany | Philharmonie | Kurtág

 

October 1 | Le Havre, France | Les Dissonances | Wagner, Strauss, Schönberg

 

September 29 | Den Haag, Netherlands | Nieuwe Kerk | Schubert, Vaughan Williams 

 

September 27 | Arnhem, Netherlands | Music Sacrum | Schubert, Vaughan Williams

 

September 26 | Eindhoven, Netherlands | Muziekgebouw | Schubert, Vaughan Williams

 

September 24 | Paris, France | Les Dissonances | Wagner, Strauss, Schönberg

 

September 21 | Dijon, France | Les Dissonances | Wagner, Strauss, Schönberg

 

August 9 + 10 | Stavelot, Belgium | Festival de Stavelot | Schubert, Strauss

 

June 23 | Seneffe, Belgium | Saisons musicales de Seneffe | Schubert

 

June 17-23 | Horten, Norway | Horten Kammermusikkfest | Gubaidulina, Strauss, Bottesini, Nielsen, Mozart, Scodanibbio, Brahms

 

June 13 | Regensburg, Germany | Minoritenkirche | Schubert, Vaughan Williams

 

April 12 | Ravensburg, Germany | Ravensburg Konzerthaus | Schubert, Vaughan Williams

 

April 11 | Bonn, Germany | Beethoven Haus | Schubert, Vaughan Williams

 

April 4 Wien, Austria | Musikverein - Wiener Concert-Verein | Mozart 'per Questa....' Huber 'iDu' (Worldpremiere) 

 

March 1-3 | Bilbao, Spain | Muzika : Musica | Korngold, Bartok and Piazzolla with Les Dissonances 

 

January 31 | Bonn, Germany | BTHVN Woche | Schubert 'Trout' and Octet with Tabea Zimmermann a.o.

 

 2019

 

December 28 2018- January 3 2019 | Israël | Musicmakers Israël | Schubert, Schumann, Rossini

30 Kibbutz Eilon

31 Kibbutz Eilon

2   Zichron Ya’akov

3   Tel Aviv