Arcangelo at Wigmore Hall: The Rise of the Cello

Arcangelo and Nicolas Altstaedt resume their award-winning partnership in concerti by Haydn and Boccherini.

Image of Nicolas Altstaedt © Marco Borggreve


  • C. P. E. Bach – Sinfonia in E-flat major, Wq 179
  • W. F. Bach – Sinfonia in F major, BR C 2 / FK 67
  • J. Haydn – Cello Concerto No.1 in C
  • Boccherini – Cello Concerto No.3 in G  G.480
  • J. Haydn – Symphony no.45 “Farewell” 

About this programme

The first collaboration between Arcangelo and Nicolas Altstaedt was a sensation, with our 2016 album and concerts of C.P.E. Bach cello concerti enthusing critics and audiences with its devil-may-care gusto and winning a BBC Music Magazine Award. Now Arcangelo and Altstaedt return to the concert platform with a programme celebrating the launch of their new project to record the complete concerti of Luigi Boccherini: foundational early works written during a period of rapid technical and performative development for the instrument, conspicuously led by Boccherini as virtuoso composer-performer.


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Event information:

  • 7.30pm, Saturday 4 November
  • Wigmore Hall, London W1U 2BP

Event Artists

Jonathan Cohen, Nicolas Altstaedt