"An absolute revelation. Nicolas Altstaedt, one of the cello realm's most brilliant young princes."
Artist Spotlight 17/18 in Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Muziekgebouw Eindhoven and 18/19 NDR Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, where he will perform with Sakari Oramo, Krzysztof Urbanski and Thomas Hengelbrock on tour.
Nicolas will perform the Finnish Premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen's new cello concerto at the Helsinki Festival under the baton of the composer and returning to the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra with Santtu-Matias Rouvali for the Dutch Premiere of the concerto.
Nicolas Altstaedt will be touring major European venues next seasons with the SWR Orchestra Stuttgart and Teodor Currentzis, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, BBCSSO and Thomas Dausgaard, La Chambre Philharmonique and Emmanuel Krivine, Basel Chamber Orchestra with Giovanni Antonini, Debuts at Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra in Suntory Hall, Orchestre National de France, Helsinki Philharmonic with Thomas Dausgaard, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester and Konzerthausorchester Berlin with Juraj Valcuha, Detroit and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra with Krzysztof Urbanski, Orchestre National de Belgique, Scottish and Zurich Chamber Orchestras, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Les Violins du Roy, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonica de Galicia, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Hungarian National Orchestra, Gürzenich Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Strings, Concertgebouw and English Chamber Orchestra amongst others.
He will be performing all Bach Suites at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Berlin Philharmonie and Konzerthaus as well as 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 tour China and Japan with his Orchestra the Haydn Philharmonie as well in recital on a extensive Musica Viva Tour in Australia.
Nicolas receives the Beethoven Ring 2015 for his outstanding interpretations of Beethoven Cello Sonatas with Alexander Lonquich at the Beethovenfest Bonn.