Ella van Poucke

Instruments: Cello | Strings

Ella van Poucke, born in Amsterdam in 1994, is one of the leading cellists of her generation. Winner of the prestigious Premio Chigiana 2017 and recently awarded the Grachtenfestival Prize, the 24 year old Dutch cellist belongs to the top rank of today’s generation of cellists. She is the first prize winner of the International Isang Yun cello competition 2015, the Leopoldinum Award 2015, Prix Nicolas Firmenich 2013, Elisabeth Everts Award 2014, Prix Academie Maurice Ravel 2012, Dutch Musician of the Year 2012, first prize winner of the 2008 Princess Christina Competition and recipient of the special prize in ”recognition of an outstanding performance” at the Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann 2014. After making her debut at the Concertgebouw at the age of 10, she has been performing in all the major halls of the Netherlands, and in many top halls in Europe and in the U.S. and Asia.

2022 Festival Performances include:
Rachmaninov Two Pieces Op.2 with Nathalia Milstein
Janáček Pohádka with Nathalia Milstein
Chopin Cello Sonata Op.65 with Nathalia Milstein
Brahms Piano Trio in C major Op.101 with Mairéad Hickey and Nathalia Milstein
Dvořák Piano Trio in F Op.65 with Mairéad Hickey and Nathalia Milstein
Hindemith Des Todes Tod
Merivale The silent sweep as you stand still with Mairéad Hickey
Kodály Duo for violin and cello with Mairéad Hickey
Brahms Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor Op.60 with Mairéad Hickey, Dana Zemtsov, Zoltán Fejérvári

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