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Benjamin Kruithof (New Generation Artist)

Benjamin Kruithof (New Generation Artist)
  • 1999 (Luxembourg);
  • Won several prizes including the George Enescu International Competition in 2022 and the National Cello Competition Amsterdam in 2020;
  • Has been nominated as an ‘ECHO Rising Star’ in season 24-25 for a tour of major European concert halls;
  • Recent and upcoming highlights include performances as soloist with orchestras such as Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra and Liechtenstein Symphony Orchestra;
  • Performs regularly at international chamber music festivals;
  • His first album Russian Mood was nominated for the Opus Klassik prize 2022;
  • Studied in the Young Talent Class at the Maastricht Conservatory, subsequently in Cologne with Katharina
  • Deserno and Maria Kliegel and since 2017 with Jens Peter Maintz at the Universit├Ąt der Kunste in Berlin;
  • Also took classes at the Musikakademie in Liechtenstein;
  • Plays a Guadagnini cello on loan from the Universit├Ąt der Kunste in Berlin and a Testorecello on loan from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.

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