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).
See upcoming concerts here...
Dvorak: cello concerto in Bmin, Op.104
Caneti Trio: Tchaikovksy 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