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Arcangelo are delighted to be appearing in concert with Nicolas Altstaedt in 2023/24.
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.
Season 2022/23 includes debuts with Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer, as well as on tour with the Seoul Philharmonic with Osmo Vänskä, Sydney and Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Berlin, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Orchester National de Belgique, Kioi Chamber Orchestra Tokyo as well as returns to Il Giardino Armonico, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, DSO Berlin, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia and Münchener Kammerorchester amongst others. As a conductor, he will debut with Budapest Festival Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic and Kyoto Symphony Orchestra.
Since his highly acclaimed debut with the Wiener Philharmoniker and Gustavo Dudamel at the Lucerne Festival, he regularly performs with the most renowned orchestras around the world including the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Tonhalle-Orcester Zürich, London and Münchner Philharmoniker, NHK and Yomiuri symphony orchestras, Washington National Symphony and Detroit Symphony Orchestra, all BBC Orchestras, OPRF and ONF Paris and Rotterdam Philharmonic with conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Christoph Eschenbach, Sir Roger Norrington, Andrew Manze, François-Xavier Roth, Lahav Shani and Robin Ticciati. He also regularly performs on period instruments with ensembles such as Il Giardino Armonico, Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Arcangelo, Academy of Ancient Music and conductors such as René Jacobs, Phillippe Herreweghe, Andrea Marcon, Giovanni Antonini and Jonathan Cohen.
Nicolas Altstaedt was Artist in Focus at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt and Artist in Residence at the SWR Symphonieorchester with Teodor Currentzis in 2019/20. During the 2017/18 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 ‘Artist in Spotlight’ at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.