On Sunday, 15 September, Harriet Krijgh can be heard at the closing concert of the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern at the Konzertkirche Neubrandenburg. Together with the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover and their chief conductor Andrew Manze, this year’s prizewinner in residence will play Elgar’s Cello Concerto. The concert starts at 4 pm and will be broadcast live on NDR Kultur.
Within the framework of her residency, the Dutch musician performed in more than 20 concerts at the festival. During an ‘Amsterdam weekend’, she portrayed the cultural metropolis and took the visitors on a cinematic journey to the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. With the Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien and clarinet player Matthias Schorn, she presented a colorful program with a focus on Vienna. Chamber music also played a central role. The cellist played with festival prize winners such as Lucas & Arthur JussenDaniel Müller-Schott, and Martynas Levickis as well as with musical friends such as Baiba and Lauma Skride.

Source: kdschmid.de

The 27-year-old cellist Harriet Krijgh exulted in an extraordinary performance as a soloist of Saint-Saëns cello concerto in A minor:  uplifting was the extensive, warm, faultless tone, her proficiency at endless, intimate phrases, and her never overpowering,  charming and convincing presence, owing to her precious instrument as well.
Krijgh, Gimeno and the Symphoniker succeeded in offering a refreshing rendition of a valuable piece of music which often  suffers from being referred to a musical
category of “ nice voices, nice melodies”.
For this concert the also in this country underestimated Saint Saëns attributed an emancipated role to the cello which Harriet Krijgh was able to wonderfully engage herself with.

Source: Walter Gürtelschmied | Die Presse 25.03.2019

Baarn, April 6th 2018

The Dutch cellist Harriet Krijgh (1991) signed a contract with Universal Music this week. Her first album with the label Deutsche Grammophon will be released in the Spring of 2019. Harriet Krijgh is one of the most promising cellists of her generation. With her elegant and expressive play she conquers a growing international audience. Her concerts have brought her to all major concert venues in Europe. Last season she made her debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons at the Boston Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall New York.

Since I was a little girl, Deutsche Grammophon means something to me. Listening to classical music was poured into me at home. The yellow label always had something sacred and unattainable for me. The fact that I now have the honor to be a member of this legendary music family as a musician touches me. I greatly look forward to our common future and many beautiful projects.

“We have been following Harriet for some years now and we felt the time had come to enter into a long-term partnership with her. She is a great musician, in the very best classical music tradition. The moment she enters the stage and starts playing, there is pure music .”
Harriet Krijgh

“Harriet Krijgh is the artistic leader of International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht. As successor to the founder of the festival, Janine Jansen, she presented her first festival edition in the summer of 2017. The program of this year was released last week.”
Paul Popma – Head of Classics & Jazz, Universal Music BV

‘With Harriet Krijgh’s cello line it seemed a new universe was being born on stage’
– The Boston Globe

‘Harriet Krijgh, with a whole string of competition triumphs behind her, looks set to become something extraordinary’
– The Strad

– As soon as Krijgh’s bow touches the strings, there is nothing but the pure sound of her cello’
– De Volkskrant

‘Musicality and intelligence are her jet engines’
– NRC Handelsblad

Harriet´s festival in Lower Austria at Burg Feistritz will be from July 18 until July 21.

Burg Feistritz Austria2018 Program

18 JUL THE GRAND OPENING
19:30 OLD RIDING SCHOOL

19 JUL SEHNSUCHTSORTE
17:00 KNIGHTS HALL

19 JUL WERKE DER EWIGKEIT
19:30 OLD RIDING SCHOOL

20 JUL YOUNG TALENTS
17:00 KNIGHTS HALL

20 JUL BÖHMISCHE MÄRCHEN
19:30 OLD RIDING SCHOOL

21 JUL MATINEE
11:00 FEISTRITZ CHURCH

21 JUL HIGH TEA CONCERT
17:00 KNIGHTS HALL

21 JUL BRILLANTE KUNSTWERKE
19:30 OLD RIDING SCHOOL

FULL PROGRAM

For more information visit the festival’s website www.harrietandfriends.at.

 

International Chamber Music Festival 2018

Harriet Krijgh is the artistic leader of the International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, which will take place from June 27 until July1 2018.

Together with her musical friends she will lead you through some of the biggest treasures of the chamber music repertoire.

Ticket Sales has started!

For more information. Please visit
http://www.kamermuziekfestival.nl/en/