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Masterclass with Nicolas Altstaedt

29 Sep - 1 Oct 2017

Nicolas Altstaedt. Image: Keith Saunders.


German-French cellist Nicolas Altstaedt is renowned worldwide for his creativity and versatility, in his captivating performances of repertoire on both modern and gut strings.

Awarded the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award in 2010, he performed the Schumann concerto in a highly acclaimed debut with the Vienna Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel at the Lucerne Festival. Since then he has performed regularly with leading orchestras worldwide such as the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Japan Century Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, Melbourne- and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras working with conductors Vladimir Ashkenazy, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Roger Norrington, Andrey Boreyko, Thomas Hengelbrock, Thomas Dausgaard, Krzysztof Urbanski, Lahav Shani, Juraj Valcuha, David Robertson, Andrew Manze, Emmanuel Krivine, Sir Andrew Davis, Gustavo Gimeno, Dima Slobodeniouk, Vladimir Fedosseyev, Fabien Gabel, Giovanni Antonini and Andrea Marcon amongst many others.

In this masterclass, Nicolas will share his extensive knowledge with talented young musicians, providing them with valuable techniques to improve their craft.


Attend a Musica Viva Masterclass and witness talented young music students being mentored by the world's finest chamber musicians. Each Masterclass is conducted by an international touring artist and offers a unique perspective on music interpretation, technique and performance. The masterclass program provides students, music teachers and audiences of all ages with an entertaining and enriching learning experience.

Musica Viva's Masterclass program is supported by principal patrons Stephen Johns & Michele Bender, the Sydney Conservatorium Association (NSW), Lyn Hamill & Ian Dover (Queensland), Wesfarmers Arts (Western Australia), Anonymous Donor (South Australia), and Mary Turner OAM (Newcastle).

Explore the 2017 Season

Event Dates

  • Newcastle 29 Sep 2017 10:00 AM
  • Perth 01 Oct 2017 10:30 AM


Newcastle Newcastle Conservatorium of Music
Perth Callaway Music Auditorium, University of Western Australia


Tickets will be available for purchase at the door

Adults: $20
Students/Teachers: $5