"An absolute revelation. Nicolas Altstaedt, one of the cello realm's most brilliant young princes."
Nicolas receives the Music Prize of Duisburg 2018. Previous winners include Yehudi Menuhin, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Alfred Brendel, Wolfgang Rihm and Krzysztof Penderecki.
Artist Spotlight 17/18 in Concertgebouw Amsterdam and 18/19 NDR Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, where he will perform with Krzysztof Urbanski, Hannu Lintu and Christoph Eschenbach on tour.
Nicolas Altstaedt will be touring major European venues next seasons with the SWR Orchestra Stuttgart and Teodor Currentzis and the BBCSSO, Debuts at NHK and Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra in Suntory Hall, Deutsche Sinfonie Orchester with Robin Ticciati, Washington National Symphony Orchestra with Ed Gardner, EUYO with Vasily Petrenko, Orchestre National de France and Emmanuel Krivine, Basel Chamber Orchestra and Giardino Armonico with Giovanni Antonini, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic with Ben Gernon and Netherland Radio Philharmonic and Edo de Waart at Het Concertgebouw, Residentie Orkest The Hague with Nicholas Collon, National Polish Radio Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and Hongkong Sinfonietta. He is returning to the Rotterdam Philharmonic and Dima Slobodeniouk, the Gürzenich Orchestra with Karina Cannelakis and to the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Proms.
He will also make his debut performance as a conductor with the Scottish, Zurich chamber and Aurora Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, SWR Stuttgart.
Recent highlights include debuts at Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Fabien Gabel, Helsinki Philharmonic and Thomas Dausgaard, Konzerthaus Orchestra and Juraj Valcuha, Sinfonica di Galicia and Dima Slobodeniouk and in recital with Fazil Say at Carnegie Hall New York, Koerner Hall Toronto and Bozar. He performed all Bach Suites at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Auditorio Nacional Madrid, all Beethoven Sonatas with Alexander Lonquich at the Wigmore Hall, Tonhalle Zurich, Beethovenfestival Bonn and Philharmonie in Warsaw. He has toured Japan with his Orchestra the Haydn Philharmonie as well an extensive Musica Viva Recital Tour with Aleksander Madzar in Australia.