"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 just performed the highly acclaimed Finnish Premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen's new cello concerto at the Helsinki Festival under the baton of the composer and will give further performances of the piece with the composer as his debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra on tour.
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, Nagoya Philharmonic and Thierry Fischer, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Helsinki Philharmonic, Konzerthausorchester Berlin with Juraj Valcuha, Detroit and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra with Krzysztof Urbanski, Orchestre National de Belgique, Scottish and Zurich Chamber Orchestras, Les Violins du Roy, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonica de Galicia, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Hongkong Sinfonietta, 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 as well as Auditorio Nacional Madrid, all Beethoven Sonatas with Alexander Lonquich at the Wigmore Hall, Tonhalle Zurich, 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 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.