About the Octet
Cello Octet Amsterdam is a unique and multifaceted ensemble that has become a household name both nationally and internationally.
“Eight top cellists… Total technical perfection, intensity and colourful interpretation” said the iconic magazine The Strad about them. Cello Octet Amsterdam stands for new music and works with today’s most remarkable composers, including Xenakis, Gubaidulina, Pärt, Boulez, Loevendie, Riley, Kagel, Glass and many others.
The octet has performed over 70 world premieres, most of which were especially written for and dedicated to the octet. Upon hearing the premiere of his first work for the octet, Arvo Pärt, who has become a close friend of the octet, said: ” This octet is a piece of gold, I’ve discovered this ensemble ten years too late.”
“The sound and warmth of these eight cellos is enchanting!”
“This octet is a piece of gold, I've discovered this ensemble ten years too late.”
“… 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"
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