Karel Bredenhorst

The dutch cellist Karel Bredenhorst (Den Haag, 1978) performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. His most recent concerts have taken him from Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Austria, Switzerland and Estonia up to Brazil, USA and Nepal.

As a recitalist and chambermusician Karel performes regularly at numerous festivals such as the European Summer Music Academy Kosovo, the Amsterdamse Cellobiënnale, the Southwell Music Festival, the Orlando Festival, the Accademia Musicale Chigiana Siena, the Styrian Chamber Music festival, IMS Prussia Cove, the Whittington chamber music festival, il Festival Internationale da Musica da Camera da Cervo, the Amerfortissimo festival and the Schleswig- Holstein Musik Festival. During these festivals Karel performed together with musicians such as Midori, Gustav Rivinius, David Geringas, Jean Sulem, Hartmut Rohde, Martin Ostertag, Alvaro Siviero and Ian Fountain.

Karel studied in Holland with Monique Bartels and with Paul Uyterlinde. In Germany he continued his studies with Troels Svane at the Musikhochschule in Lübeck, where he graduated the soloist class with distinction and the highest grade in all subjects. During, and after his studies, Karel was frequently coached by mastercellists such as Gustav Rivinius, Gary Hoffman, Miklos Perenyi, Steven Isserlis, Anner Bylsma and David Geringas. In turn currently Karel is a masterclass teacher during festivals i.a the European Summer Music Academy, Kosovo and the Southwell Music Festival.

Karel is founder and artistic director of the Cervo Chamber Music festival in Italy, plays regularly with Cuarteto Soltango and Duo Verzaro and is a member of Cello8ctet Amsterdam.

With his former string quartet "En-Accord", Karel won several prizes and was coached by quartetmusicians such as Sandor Devich (Bartók Quartet), Milan Skampa (Smetana Quartet), Martin Lovett (Amadeus Quartet), Ferdinand Erblich (Parkanyi Quartet), Earl Carlyss (Juilliuard Quartet), Tim Vogler (Vogler Quartet), Thomas Brandis (Brandis Quartet), Hugh Maguire (Allegri Quartet) and Valentin Berlinsky (Borodin Quartet).

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Dvorak: cello concerto in Bmin, Op.104


Caneti TrioTchaikovksy Trio in A min, Op.50: 1. Pezzo elegiaco


Duo Verzaro: excerpts from Myaskovsky Sonata Op.12


Duo Verzaro: Fauré Romance Op.69


Duo Verzaro: Brahms sonata in F, Op.99 (excerpt)


J.S.Bach - Suite No.1 in G maj: Prelude

Recital programmes and concertos below are projected repertoire for the 2016/2017 season.

Concertos:

J. Haydn Cello Concerto No.1 in C major, Hob.VIIb:1

A. Dvořák Cello Concerto in B min, Op.104 - YouTube

C. Saint-­Saëns Cello Concerto No. in A min 1, Op.33

E. Elgar Cello Concerto in E min, Op.85

D. Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1 in E-flat maj, Op.107

Recitals:

Programme A - "Duo Verzaro CD Debut" ­ (duration 90min with interval)

R. Schumann Fantasiestücke Op.73 - Spotify

J. Brahms Sonata for cello and piano No.2 in F, Op.99 - YouTube / Spotify

- interval­ -

N. Myaskovsky Sonata for cello and piano No.1 in D, Op.12 - YouTube / Spotify

F. Chopin Polonaise Brillante (arr. Feuermann) - Spotify

Programme B ­ (duration 90min with interval)

J.S. Bach - Gamba sonata No.2 in D, BWV 1028
L. Beethoven Sonata for cello and piano in g min, Op. 5 No.2
- interval­ -
R. Schumann
 Fantasiestücke Op.73

J. Brahms Sonata for cello and piano No.2 in F, Op.99

Programme C ­ (duration 60min without interval)

G. Fauré - Selected short pieces 

- Après un rêve Op.7 No.1

- Sérénade Op.98

- Romance for cello and piano, Op.69 - YouTube

- Papillon for cello and piano, Op.77

R. Schumann Adagio & Allegro Op.70

J. Brahms Sonata for cello and piano No.2 in F, Op.99

Programme D ­ (duration 90min with interval)

R. Schumann Fantasiestücke Op.73

N. Myaskovsky Sonata for cello and piano No.1 in D, Op.12

- interval­ -

G. Fauré - Romance for cello and piano, Op.69 - YouTube

G. Fauré - Papillon for cello and piano, Op.77

J. Brahms Sonata for cello and piano No.2 in F, Op.99


For more recital programme suggestions go to Duo Verzaro.