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 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