"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 Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra in Suntory Hall, Deutsche Sinfonie Orchester with Robin Ticciati, Konzerthausorchester Berlin with Juraj Valcuha, Orchestre National de France and Emmanuel Krivine, Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Fabien Gabel, Helsinki Philharmonic and Thomas Dausgaard, Nagoya Philharmonic and Thierry Fischer, Basel Chamber Orchestra and Giardino Armonico with Giovanni Antonini, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic with Ben Gernon at Het Concertgebouw and Residentie Orkest The Hague with Nicholas Collon, National Polish Radio Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonica de Galicia, Hongkong Sinfonietta, Concertgebouw and English Chamber Orchestra amongst others. He is returning to the Rotterdam Philharmonic and Dima Slobodeniouk, the Gürzenich Orchestra with Karina Cannelakis and to the BBC Symphony Orchestra on tour.
He will also make his debut performance as a conductor with the Scottish and Zurich chamber orchestras, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, SWR Stuttgart and Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne.
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.