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Johan van Iersel

Cellist Johan van Iersel studied with Elias Arizcuren at the Utrecht Conservatory, where he graduated with distinction in 1995. He went on to study with Philippe Müller at the Paris conservatory, and participated in masterclasses with Siegfried Palm, Mstislav Rostropovich and Heinrich Schiff.

Van Iersel is appointed assistant principal cellist with the Concertgebouw Orchestra since September 1997.

He was a prizewinner at the 1990 Princess Christina Competition, the 1992 Postbank Sweelinck Competition and the competition of the Foundation for Young Musical Talent in the Netherlands in 1991. Together with pianist Jeroen Bal, he was awarded the 1992 Silver Vriendenkrans Competition by the Society of Friends of the Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Johan van Iersel forms the Vermeer trio with Jeroen Bal and assistant concert master Tjeerd Top. He is also the cellist of the internationally active Blaeu String Quartet, and used to be a member of the Escher Trio.

He gives regular solo performances with such orchestras as the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the former Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra and the Residentie Orchestra.

Since 2005 Johan van Iersel plays a cello built by F. Ruggieri (Cremona, 1687), previously owned by his cello teacher. This cello was purchased by Foundation Concertgebouworkest and provided on loan to Johan.

Johan van Iersel

Cellist Johan van Iersel studied with Elias Arizcuren at the Utrecht Conservatory, where he graduated with distinction in 1995. He went on to study with Philippe Müller at the Paris conservatory, and participated in masterclasses with Siegfried Palm, Mstislav Rostropovich and Heinrich Schiff.

Van Iersel is appointed assistant principal cellist with the Concertgebouw Orchestra since September 1997.

He was a prizewinner at the 1990 Princess Christina Competition, the 1992 Postbank Sweelinck Competition and the competition of the Foundation for Young Musical Talent in the Netherlands in 1991. Together with pianist Jeroen Bal, he was awarded the 1992 Silver Vriendenkrans Competition by the Society of Friends of the Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Johan van Iersel forms the Vermeer trio with Jeroen Bal and assistant concert master Tjeerd Top. He is also the cellist of the internationally active Blaeu String Quartet, and used to be a member of the Escher Trio.

He gives regular solo performances with such orchestras as the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the former Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra and the Residentie Orchestra.

Since 2005 Johan van Iersel plays a cello built by F. Ruggieri (Cremona, 1687), previously owned by his cello teacher. This cello was purchased by Foundation Concertgebouworkest and provided on loan to Johan.

Cellist Johan van Iersel studied with Elias Arizcuren at the Utrecht Conservatory, where he graduated with distinction in 1995. He went on to study with Philippe Müller at the Paris conservatory, and participated in masterclasses with Siegfried Palm, Mstislav Rostropovich and Heinrich Schiff.

Van Iersel is appointed assistant principal cellist with the Concertgebouw Orchestra since September 1997.

He was a prizewinner at the 1990 Princess Christina Competition, the 1992 Postbank Sweelinck Competition and the competition of the Foundation for Young Musical Talent in the Netherlands in 1991. Together with pianist Jeroen Bal, he was awarded the 1992 Silver Vriendenkrans Competition by the Society of Friends of the Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Johan van Iersel forms the Vermeer trio with Jeroen Bal and assistant concert master Tjeerd Top. He is also the cellist of the internationally active Blaeu String Quartet, and used to be a member of the Escher Trio.

He gives regular solo performances with such orchestras as the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the former Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra and the Residentie Orchestra.

Since 2005 Johan van Iersel plays a cello built by F. Ruggieri (Cremona, 1687), previously owned by his cello teacher. This cello was purchased by Foundation Concertgebouworkest and provided on loan to Johan.

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  • Johan van Iersel
    Johan van Iersel
  • Johan van Iersel and Mariss Jansons discuss how to play a musical phrase.
    Johan van Iersel and Mariss Jansons discuss how to play a musical phrase.
  • World tour 2013: Johan van Iersel during the rehearsal for the first concert at Teatro Cólon, Buenos Aires.
    World tour 2013: Johan van Iersel during the rehearsal for the first concert at Teatro Cólon, Buenos Aires.
  • Johan van Iersel is performing at a Concertgebouworkest Club Night.
    Johan van Iersel is performing at a Concertgebouworkest Club Night.
  • Johan van Iersel next to colleague Gregor Horsch during a concert.
    Johan van Iersel next to colleague Gregor Horsch during a concert.