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Jaap ter Linden

  • Cellist
  • Conductor

Biography

Jaap ter Linden founded and directs the Mozart Akademie (with which he has recorded the complete Mozart symphonies) and is a regular guest director and soloist with the Arion Ensemble (Canada). He has led many period instrument orchestras such as the San Francisco Philharmonia Baroque, Portland Baroque and Amsterdam Bachsoloists and has lent his  expertise to modern ensembles such as the Amsterdam Sinfonietta and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie.


His extensive discography as player and conductor boasts many award-winning recordings for labels such as Harmonia Mundi, Archiv, ECM, Deutsche Grammophon and more recently Brilliant Classics. In 2006, Jaap released his second recording of the Bach Cello Suites.
Most recently, Jaap has dived into the world of opera, conducting Purcelli's King Arthur with the Städtische Bühne Münster and Gluck's Iphigénie en Aulide with the Royal Conservatory of the Hague.