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Niek de Groot

Niek de Groot

Niek de Groot, who is from the Netherlands, is one of today's leading double bass players in the field of art music. He finished his 10-year term as principal bass with Amsterdam's Concertgebouw Orchestra in 2006, thereafter dedicating himself to chamber music and solo recitals. Since 1996, de Groot has been a professor at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen, Germany. He honed his skills at the Banff Center for the Arts in Canada and studied with two cellists, Frans Helmerson and Lluis Claret. De Groot has made solo discs for EMI and Nimbus, and during the 2016-2017 season he will also be recording for the BIS and Audite labels. Having played an Amati double bass dating back to 1680 for five years, in December 2015 he obtained a lifelong right to play a prestigious Domenico Montagnana instrument from 1747.


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Programme

22. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Gustav Mahler (1860—1911):

Das Lied von der Erde (1908-09; arr. for chamber orchestra by Arnold Schönberg 1921)

Thu
18.7.

32. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

W. A. Mozart (1756—1791):

Serenade No. 6 in D, K. 239 ‘Serenata notturna’ (1776)

Sat
20.7.

39. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Giovanni Bottesini (1821—1889):

Rêverie for double bass and piano

Sun
21.7.

45. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Eleven Dances, WoO 17 for two flutes, two clarinets, bassoon, two French horns, two violins and double bass ‘Mödlinger Tänze’ (1819)

Mon
22.7.

46. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Septet in E flat, Op. 20 (1799)

Mon
22.7.

59. Tuupala Primary School 16.00

Thomas Adès (1971):

Les baricades mistérieuses for clarinet, bass clarinet, viola, cello and double bass (1994; arrangement of music by François Couperin)

Thu
25.7.

60. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Luigi Boccherini (1743—1805):

Symphony in D minor, G. 506 ‘La casa del diavolo’

Thu
25.7.

61. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

J. S. Bach (1685—1750):

Cantata, BWV 82 ‘Ich habe genug’ (1727)

Thu
25.7.

61. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Alban Berg (1885—1935):

Violin Concerto ‘Dem Andenken eines Engels’ (1935)

Thu
25.7.

68. Tuupala Primary School 15.15

Sergey Prokofiev (1891—1953):

Quintet in G minor, Op. 39 for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and double bass ‘Trapeze’ (1924)

Sat
27.7.