Prof. Alexander Hülshoff
Alexander Hülshoff, b.1969, studied cello with Martin Ostertag in Karlsruhe and Lynn Harrell in Los Angeles. He has won numerous awards und has held the post of Professor of cello at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany since 1997.
He plays on an old Italian cello made by Giovanni Grancino of Milan in 1691, which was previously owned by the cello virtuoso David Popper. Hülshoff has performed in Chamber Music concerts with Lynn Harrell, Igor Oistrach, Thomas Brandis, Vadim Brodsky, Steven Isserlis, Andreas Frölich and other artists. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra, Limburg Symphony Orchestra, Martinu Chamber Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic and other orchestras. As a performer, he has toured to Israel, Korea, Great Britain, Canada, Malaysia, Spain, Portugal, Albania, Greece, the Netherlands, France, Roumania and Turkey, Brazil and Mexico. His radio and television productions in Germany and the Netherlands, as well as various CD recordings are testimony to the high level of artistic accomplishment in Hülshoff's work. Remarkable are his recordings of Brillant classics – Beethoven string quartets, Schubert Forellenquintet, Bach Goldberg Variations, Mendelssohn octet, etc. and with the French pianist Patricia Pagny all the Sonatas for Violoncello and Piano by Beethoven. He has played in famous concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, de Doelen in Rotterdam, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Herkulessaal in Munich. He is a welcome guest at many international festivals such as the Berliner Festwochen, Enescu Festival in Roumania, Brahms Festival in Granada as well as Rheinischer Frühling and Rheinisches Musikfest etc. Celebrating 40 years of the diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany, Alexander Hülshoff was invited perform in the Gala Concert in Toronto. He is the artistic director of the Musiktage Landau Festival and he likes to discover forgotten musical treasures like the chamber music works and cello concerto by Friedrich Gernsheim to whom he dedicated the first Musiktage Landau.