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, playing on period and modern instruments. A former BBC New Generation Artist, Nicolas was Gidon Kremer’s personal choice to succeed him as the new Artistic Director of the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival in 2012. He has continued in that role and is also Artistic Director of the Haydn-Philharmonie.
DUTILLEUX: Trois strophes sur le nom de Sacher
J.S. BACH: Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
KODALY: Sonata in B minor for solo cello, Op. 8
“The compelling French-German cellist Nicolas Altstaedt gave a performance of this compact 10-minute piece that thoroughly conveyed its audacious, even radical elements. This was his New York recital debut. It’s about time.” — Anthony Tommasini, New York Times
Ticket prices: A: $85 B: $60 C: $25