Premieres (Aug 30, 2022)

D'Rivera's "The Journey"

At the National Symphony Orchestra's summer home at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA, friends and frequent music partners cellist Yo-Yo Ma and clarinetist/composer Paquito D'Rivera join forces on Sep 8 [Tickets/info This event has passed] for the world premiere of D'Rivera's new work "The Journey" with erhuist Cathy Yang, percussionist Samuel Torres, pianist Alex Brown and the NSO conducted by José Luis Gomez.

Premieres (Jun 6, 2022)

Höller's double concerto

Cellist Marie-Elisabeth Hecker and pianist Martin Helmchen will give the world premiere of York Höller's double concerto on Jun 13 [Tickets/info This event has passed] in Mülheim—followed by an additional performance on Jun 18This event has passed in Cologne—with Christoph Poppen conducting the Kölner Kammerorchester.

Premieres (May 2, 2022)

Cello concerto "Nachtergebung"

Commissioned by the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Donghoon Shin's cello concerto "Nachtergebung" will be premiered by Bruno Delepelaire on May 7 [Tickets/info This event has passed] in Berlin, Germany with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Karajan Academy conducted by Kirill Petrenko.

Premieres (Mar 5, 2022)

Elfman's cello concerto

Danny Elfman's cello concerto will be premiered by Gautier Capuçon on Mar 18 [Tickets/info This event has passed]—followed by an additional performance on Mar 20This event has passed—in Vienna, Austria with the Wiener Symphoniker conducted by David Robertson. The French premiere will be given by Capuçon on May 20This event has passed in Paris with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France conducted by Mikko Franck.

Premieres (Jan 2, 2022)

Holloway's cello concerto

Johannes Moser will give the world premiere of Robin Holloway's cello concerto with Eun Sun Kim conducting the Oregon Symphony on Jan 28 [Tickets/info This event has passed] in Salem, OR at the Smith Auditorium located on the Willamette University campus, followed by additional performances Jan 29–31These events have passed in Portland, OR at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Premieres (Jan 2, 2022)

A new cello concerto

Lera Auerbach's new cello concerto will be premiered by Gautier Capuçon on Jan 27 [Tickets/info This event has passed], followed by an additional performance on Jan 28This event has passed, with Giedrė Šlekytė conducting the Münchner Philharmoniker. Tickets for both concerts are limited to a maximum 25% seating capacity of the Isarphilharmonie due to COVID-19 restrictions in Munich, Germany.

Premieres (Nov 3, 2021)

Double concerto "Eliza, My Mirage"

Cellist Boris Andrianov and guitarist Dimitri Illarionov will give the world premiere of Samuel Strouk's double concerto "Eliza, My Mirage" on Nov 9 [Tickets/info This event has passed] in the festival opening concert of VIVACELLO in Moscow, Russia with Dmitry Yablonsky conducting the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra.

Premieres (Nov 3, 2021)

Cello concerto "Last Year"

Mark Adamo's four-movement cello concerto titled "Last Year"—a co-commission of the American Composers Orchestra, New Century Chamber Orchestra, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, and Manitoba Chamber Orchestra—will be premiered by cellist Jeffrey Zeigler Nov 4–7 leading the New Century Chamber Orchestra [Tickets/info These events have passed] in Berkeley, Palo Alto, San Francisco, and San Rafael, CA.

Premieres (Sep 2, 2021)

"In Exile"

Jonathan Dove's "In Exile", a 30-minute concerto for cello, baritone and orchestra, will receive its world premiere in Romania at the Enescu Festival featuring Raphael Wallfisch and Simon Keenlyside as the soloists alongside conductor Jessica Cottis and the Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra on Sep 3 [Tickets/info This event has passed] in Bacău followed by a performance on Sep 5This event has passed in Bucharest which will be livestreamed online.

The UK premiere will be given by Wallfisch and Keenlyside on Dec 9This event has passed in Birmingham with Gergely Madaras conducting the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.