"Rarely the cello sounded so sensuous: Nicolas Altstaedt plays his instrument with such devotion that he brings a wonderul southern feel to these Eastern European sounds. On his new album he is a magician with both Shostakovich and Weinberg."
Spiegel Online 17/04/16



Nicolas Altstaedt receives the Beethoven Ring 2015 for his interpretations of Beethoven Cello Sonatas with Alexander Lonquich at the Beethovenfest Bonn.

Nicolas Altstaedt will be touring major european venues as Royal Festival Hall London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Cologne Philharmonie next season with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, further european tours with Amsterdam Sinfonietta and La Chambre Philharmonique and Emanuel Krivine, Debuts at L'Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Helsinki Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Il Giardino Armonico and Basel Chamber Orchestra with Giovanni Antonini, returning to NDR Hamburg in the opening weeks of Elbphilharmonie, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Hungarian National Orchestra, MDR Leipzig, Gürzenich Orchestra, Concertgebouw and English Chamber Orchestra amongst others.

He will be performing all Bach Suites at the Concertgebouw and Auditorio Nacional Madrid, all Beethoven Sonatas with Alexander Lonquich at the Wigmore Hall, at the Beethovenfestivals in Warsaw, Bonn and Gstaad and a tour with Fazil Say including his debut at the Theatre des Champs-Elysées, Bozar and Carnegie Hall. He will be Artist in Residence in 16/17 at the Duisburger Philharmoniker playing Dvorak’s Cello Concerto and creating a new project with pianist and composer „Hauschka“.  He will tour China and Japan with his Orchestra the Haydn Philharmonie as well in recital on a extensive Musica Viva Tour in Australia.