Nicolas Altstaedt, with Hannu Lintu conducting the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, will give the premiere of Sebastian Fagerlund's cello concerto "Nomade" on Feb 15 [Tickets/info ] in Hamburg, Germany.
Additional performances of the concerto will be given by Altstaedt and Lintu on Apr 10 and Apr 11 in Helsinki, Finland with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Premieres (Feb 1, 2019)
A new cello concerto
Tristan Murail's new cello concerto will be premiered by Jean‐Guihen Queyras on Feb 12 [Tickets/info ] in Villefranche‐sur‐Saône, France—followed by performances in Chambéry (Feb 14), Annecy (Feb 15) and Neuvecelle (Feb 16)—with Nicolas Chalvin conducting Orchestre des Pays de Savoie.
An additional performance of the concerto will be given by Queyras on Jun 27 in Munich, Germany with Clemens Schuldt conducting the Münchener Kammerorchester.
Premieres (Dec 1, 2018)
"Von Dunkel zu Dunkel"
Maximilian Hornung will give the world premiere of Arturo Fuentes' 25-minute cello concerto "Von Dunkel zu Dunkel" on Dec 10 [Tickets/infoThis event has passed] in Stuttgart, Germany with Matthias Foremny conducting the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester.
Premieres (Nov 2, 2018)
"Sous la pluie de feu"
Philippe Hersant's double concerto "Sous la pluie de feu" will be premiered by violinist Hélène Collerette and cellist Nadine Pierre in Paris, France on Nov 16 [Tickets/infoThis event has passed] with Pascal Rophé conducting Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France followed by a performance on Nov 17This event has passed in the city of Metz with Fayçal Karoui conducting Orchestre national de Metz.
Additional performances of the double concerto will be given by Raphaëlle and Edgar Moreau on Dec 13, 14 and 15These events have passed in Pau, France with Faycal Karoui conducting Orchestre de Pau Pays de Béarn
Premieres (Nov 2, 2018)
A new concerto
Amanda Forsyth will give the world premiere of Marjan Mozetich's Cello Concerto Nov 14-15 [Tickets/infoThis event has passed] in Ottawa, Canada with Elim Chan conducting the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Pre-concert talk "Musically Speaking: Amanda Forsyth Cello" will be hosted by Natasha Gauthier before each of the two concerts.
Premieres (Oct 1, 2018)
Richard Dubugnon's "Eros Athanatos", a fantaisie concertante for cello and piano, will be premiered by Gautier Capuçon and Jean-Yves Thibaudet with Ludovic Morlot conducting the West Australian Symphony Orchestra Oct 12–13 [Tickets/infoThis event has passed] in Perth, Australia.
Additional performances will be given by Capuçon and Thibaudet in Belgium on Nov 16This event has passed (Antwerp) and Nov 17This event has passed (Ghent) with Jamie Phillips conducting the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, followed by a performance next year in Paris, France on Jun 13 with Mikko Franck conducting Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
Premieres (Aug 31, 2018)
Natalie Clein—who last August due to illness was replaced on short notice by Leonard Elschenbroich for the premiere of Brian Elias' cello concerto—has been back to the concert stage since last fall and will be performing this evening [Tickets/infoThis event has passed] in Wareham, UK for the world premiere of another new work of Elias, "L'innominata", a ten-minute piece for cello and piano commissioned by the Purbeck International Chamber Music Festival (Aug 30–Sep 2).