Jean-Guihen Queyras

Artist in Residence 2021/2022

I am looking forward infinitely to being at home in Cologne as artist in residence during the coming season!

Jean-Guihen Queyras

During the 2021/22 season, the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne welcomes cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras as artist in residence. The cellist has a worldwide following for his passionate playing, which always remains at the service of the work itself. The French artist dedicates himself to a broad repertoire, performing not only classical and romantic works, but also baroque music and contemporary compositions.

With the Gürzenich Orchestra, the soloist performs a German premiere of a work dedicated to him: the cello concerto »Unveiled« by Vito Žuraj (2020/2021). In another symphony concert, he performs György Ligeti’s Cello Concerto. A passionate chamber musician, Jean-Guihen Queyras also gives a chamber concert with members of the Gürzenich Orchestra.

Queyras looks forward to his collaboration with the Gürzenich Orchestra: »I can hardly wait to perform these two masterpieces of the cello literature side by side with the great Gürzenich Orchestra and the unique François-Xavier Roth!«


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