Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam


van den Berg


Joris van den Berg is cellist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra since August 2017. He studied with Quirine Viersen and Godfried Hoogeveen at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, with Ralph Kirshbaum and Gary Hoffman at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester – where he received the Gold Medal, the highest award in performance, and an International Artist Diploma - and at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne with Frans Helmerson.

Joris van den Berg made his debut at the main hall of the Concertgebouw, performing with Amsterdam Sinfoniëtta conducted by David Geringas, after he won the first prize at the Dutch National Cello Competition 2006. Together with his regular pianist Martijn Willers he was prize-winner at the International Johannes Brahms Competition 2008 in Austria. The duo’s first album with works by Prokofiev, Lutosławski  and Britten, titled Dialogo, was released in 2013. Joris van den Berg was awarded the Dutch Classical Talent Award 2014, which in the 2013/2014 season brought him and Martijn Willers to the most important concert halls in the Netherlands.

Joris van den Berg performed concertos with The Hague Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata, the Symphony Orchestra of Flanders and chamber music with Liza Ferschtman, Philippe Graffin en Daniel Hope. He plays a Giovanni Grancino cello from 1703 with a N.L. Tourte 'L’Ainé' bow, both being placed at his disposal by the Dutch National Musical Instrument Foundation.

  • 2017 - cellist Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • 2014 - winner Dutch Classical Talent Award
  • 2013 - CD with pianist Martijn Willers
  • 2008 - prize winneer Johannes Brahms Wettbewerb
  • 2006 - winner Dutch National Cello Competition