During the State visit to Norway King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima hosted a concert by
cellist Harriet Krijgh for members of the Norwegian Royal House and invited guests at the new
premises of the MUNCH museum in Oslo.

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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