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.

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

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, Johannes Erkes, Hartmut Rohde, Martin Ostertag, Alvaro Siviero and Ian Fountain. As a chamber musician Karel substituted in Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the NKO, the Ragazze Quartet and the Matangi Quartet.

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.

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).

Karel plays a cello by Paul Blanchard built in 1902, Lyon.


Dvorak: cello concerto in Bmin, Op.104

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

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

Karel Bredenhorst plays Andrea "A Piacere" Rosin
Recital programmes and concertos below are projected repertoire for the 2017/2018 season.


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


Projected repertoire for the 2017-18 season:

"Lebensfreude!" ­ (90min with interval)

R. Strauss - Romance in F major 

R. Strauss - Cello Sonata in F major, Op.6 

- interval­ -

G. Fauré - Romance Op.69 and Papillon Op.77

F. Mendelssohn Cello Sonata No.2 in D major, Op.58 

Projected repertoire for the 2016-17 season:

"CD Debut" ­ (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

Complete repertoire Duo Verzaro:

J.S. Bach - Gamba sonata No.2 in D, BWV 1028

L. Beethoven Sonata for cello and piano No.1 in F, Op. 5 No.1

L. Beethoven Sonata for cello and piano No.2 in g, Op. 5 No.2

L. Beethoven Sonata for cello and piano No.3 in A, Op.69

L. Beethoven Sonata for cello and piano No.4 in C, Op. 102 No.1

L. Beethoven Sonata for cello and piano No.5 in D, Op. 102 No.2
L. Beethoven 7 Variations on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen" 
J. Brahms Sonata for cello and piano No.1 in e, Op.38

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

F. Chopin introduction & Polonaise Brillante (arr. Feuermann)

F. Chopin Sonata for cello and piano in G min Op.65 - YouTube

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

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

G. Fauré - Elegie, Op.24

G. Fauré - Cello Sonata no.2 in G, Op.117

F. Mendelssohn Cello Sonata No.2 in D major, Op.58 

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

S. Rachmaninov Sonata for piano and violoncello in g, Op.19

R. Schumann Adagio & Allegro Op.70

R. Schumann Fantasiestücke Op.73

R. Strauss - Romanze in F major 

R. Strauss - Cello Sonata in F major, Op.6

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