HARRIET KRIJGH, Cello
The young Dutch artist Harriet Krijgh is one of today’s most exciting and promising cellists. Her grace and expressiveness touch her audiences as soon as she is on the concert platform.
Harriet Krijgh played in the most important venues in Europe, North America and Asia. She has performed with orchestras such as the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She is also regular guest at international festivals such as the Heidelberger Frühling, Grafenegg Festival and the Schubertiade Hohenems.
As “Prizewinner in Residence 2019” of the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Harriet Krijgh makes her mark on the summer festival in about 20 concerts, including performances with the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna and the NDR Radiophilharmonie. Other highlights of her 2019/2020 season include invitations to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra and National Arts Centre Orchestra Ottawa. She has engagements with the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich, Graz Philharmonic Orchestra, Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. In October 2019 she goes on tour with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta and a Vivaldi program. Together with the sisters Baiba and Lauma Skride, she will perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in Prague and Turku, and finally record it in Hanover with the NDR Radiophilharmonie under the baton of Andrew Manze for the Orfeo label.
Always an enthusiastic chamber musician, she joined the Artemis Quartet in spring 2019. Future engagements will bring the ensemble to the Philharmonie Berlin, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Prinzregententheater Munich, Konzerthaus Vienna, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Tonhalle Zurich, Philharmonie Paris, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Wigmore Hall London.
Harriet Krijgh has an exclusive recording relationship with Deutsche Grammophon since April 2018. As first result of this collaboration a new album with works by Vivaldi, recorded with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta and their leader Candida Thompson, will be released in September 2019. Her discography also comprises six discs, all released by Capriccio, featuring music by Kabalevsky, Haydn, Brahms, Rachmaninov as well as several French composers.
Harriet Krijgh is winner of numerous competitions. In 2015/2016 she was chosen as “Rising Star” of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO). Succeeding Janine Jansen, she led the International Chamber Music Festival in Utrecht for two seasons. Her annual summer festival “Harriet & Friends”, which she founded in 2012 at Feistritz Castle in Austria, was extended by a winter edition for the first time in 2018.
She performs on a rare Domenico Montagnana cello (Venice, 1723), whose scroll was made by Stradivarius, which is on loan to her by the Prokopp Foundation.