"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



The CPE Bach album is nominated for an BBC MUSIC AWARD 2017.


Artist in Residence 16/17 Duisburger Philharmoniker, 17/18 Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, 18/19 NDR Elbphilharmonie

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

Nicolas will perform the Finnish Premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen's new cello concerto at the Helsinki Festival under the baton of the composer.

Nicolas Altstaedt will be touring major European venues next season with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, further European tours with Amsterdam Sinfonietta, BBCSSO and La Chambre Philharmonique and Emmanuel Krivine, Debuts at L'Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de France, Helsinki Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, NAC Ottawa, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester and Konzerthausorchester 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, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonica de Galicia, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Hungarian National Orchestra, MDR Leipzig, Gürzenich Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Strings, Les Violins du Roy, 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 Beethovenfestival Bonn and Philharmonie in Warsaw and a tour with Fazil Say including his debut at the Theatre des Champs-Elysées, Toronto, 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.