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Harro Ruijsenaars

  • Cellist

Biography

Born in 1945 in Holland, near Haarlem, Harro Ruijsenaars studied the cello with Maurice Gendron from 1964 - 1967.
His career as a soloist has brought him to most European countries, to USA, the former Soviet Union and the Far East, performing under the batons of such distinguished maestros as Antal Dorati, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Neeme Järvi, Hans Vonk and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. His repertoire includes more than 30 cello concertos.
As a chamber musician he played as extra cellist with the Alban Berg - and Orlando String Quartets, Nash Ensemble, Archi Budelli, duo and trio with pianists Ronald Brautigam, Roland Pöntinen, Viktoria Postnikova and Rian de Waal, violinists Rostislaw Dubinsky, John Harding, Victor Liberman and Jaap van Zweden, with violist Nobuko Imai and cellist Anner Bijlsma.