NEWS FLASH: Michael Gordon’s “8” is now available as a digital concert! Click here for more information.

About the Octet

Cello Octet Amsterdam is a unique and multifaceted ensemble that has become a household name both nationally and internationally.

Cello Octet Amsterdam is an adventurous collective of cellists that stands for new music and interdisciplinary performances. In the contemporary music world, the Octet has become a household name through collaborations with composers such as Philip Glass, Sofia Gubaidulina, Arvo Pärt, Theo Loevendie, Mauricio Kagel, Michael Gordon and Kate Moore. Arvo Pärt, on hearing the premiere of his first piece for the Octet said, “The Octet is a treasure, I discovered this ensemble 10 years too late.”

A cellist and I

Would you like to meet one of the Octet cellists and have them play a concert just for you? The Octet now offers personal, one-to-one musical meetings.

Support us

The Octet needs your help. By supporting us, you can help us continue to do exciting projects.

“The sound and warmth of these eight cellos is enchanting!”

Hadewych Minis

“This octet is a piece of gold, I've discovered this ensemble ten years too late.”

Arvo Pärt

“… this ensemble is a treasure indeed, a fine example to the world of music… Everywhere I play: Brazil, Japan, the US, people want to talk to me about the Cello Octet…”

Yo Yo Ma

“Eight top cellists… Total technical perfection, intensity and colourful interpretation"

The Strad

Calendar

October 2021

Mon 18 Oct, 16:00
Cellokrijgers
De Betovering, Den Haag
Mon 18 Oct
16:00
Cellokrijgers
De Betovering
Den Haag
Fri 22 Oct, 14:30
Cellokrijgers
Leidse Schouwburg - Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden
Fri 22 Oct
14:30
Cellokrijgers
Leidse Schouwburg - Stadsgehoorzaal
Leiden

In our webshop

Now on order in our webshop: tickets, albums, digital downloads and more!

Arvo Pärt

Includes all works written for the octet by Arvo Pärt.

TR8CKS

Our favourites from 25 years Cello Octet.

Canto Ostinato

A unique CD of a truly special composition.

Media

On our media page, you will find a large number of videos showing just what makes the Cello Octet so special.

Become a member of our 8rban

Friends of the octet never miss a thing!

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