ALEXANDER HÜLSHOFF (b 1969 )
The cellist Alexander Hülshoff has appeared as guest soloist with major international orchestras, including the German Radio Philharmonic, the German State Philharmonic, the Czech Philharmonic of Brno, the New Philharmonic of Westphalia, the Rom Symphony Orchestra, the Enescu Philharmonic, the Tel-Aviv Soloists Ensemble, the Limburg Symphony Orchestra of Maastricht, the Armenian Philharmonic and many others. Chamber music has brought appearances with the Bamberg Trio and with fellow musicians such as Pinchas Zukerman, Hagai Shaham, Vadim Gluzman, the Fine Arts Quartet, Gil Sharon, Rainer Honeck and Boris Garlitsky in renowned concert halls such as the Berliner Philharmonic, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Rotterdam’s De Doelen and the Wigmore Hall in London. He has been guest instrumentalist at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Enescu Festival, Kfar Blum in Israel and the Amadéo Festival. He is artistic director of the Kloster Kamp Chamber Music Festival. His numerous recordings, including works by Brahms, Beethoven, Schubert, Shostakovich, Bloch and Servais, are released on the Novalis, Naxos, Musicaphon, Paladino, Brilliant and Hänssler Classic labels. His concert tours regularly take him to other European countries, the Near, Middle and Far East as well as to Asia and North and South America. In 1997 he was appointed Professor of Cello at the Folkwang University of the Arts. He is artistic director of the Orchesterzentrum in Dortmund (www.orchesterzentrum.de), the institute for professional orchestral training of four universities of music (Cologne, Essen, Düsseldorf, Detmold). Since 2011 he has also served as artistic director of the Villa Musica (www.villamusica.de).