Arcangelo are delighted to be recording Boccherini’s cello concertos with Nicolas Altstaedt in 2020/21. 

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.

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. Other recent highlights include concerto debuts with the Detroit and Washington’s National symphony orchestras, NHK and Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra, re-invitations to the DSO Berlin, Rotterdam Philharmonic and the Finnish Radio Symphony orchestras and a tour with B’Rock and René Jacobs. He has debuted in recital at BOZAR Brussels, Carnegie Hall, Park Avenue Armory, TCE Paris and Koerner Hall, Toronto. 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 and NDR Elbphilharmonieorchester, Hamburg.

Nicolas Altstaedt performs regularly with the most renowned orchestras around the world, including the Vienna Philharmonic and Symphoniker, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, London Philharmonic, OPRF and ONF Paris, and all BBC orchestras with conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Roger Norrington, Lahav Shani, Francois-Xavier Roth, and Robin Ticciati. He also performs with orchestras of historical performance practice such as ​Il Giardino Armonico” under Giovanni Antonini, Andrea Marcon and Philippe Herreweghe.