Kalle (1994) started playing the cello when he was six years old. He studied at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Jeroen den Herder, Jelena Očić and Dmitri Ferschtman and completed his studies at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna with Reinhard Latzko.
Kalle is a versatile musician with a great passion for chamber music. Kalle was immersed in chamber music from an early age, performing as a member of the “Fancy Fiddlers” under the guidance of the renowned violin pedagogue Coosje Wijzenbeek. It was there that he discovered his love for making music with others. Since then, he has gone on to perform with numerous ensembles everywhere from Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam to the Konzerthaus in Vienna.
Kalle has performed as a concerto soloist with several orchestras. He gave a tour of Germany with the Betuws Symphony Orchestra performing Schumann’s Cello Concerto. He has also performed Vivaldi’s double concerto at the Zutphen Cello Festival and Elgar’s cello concerto at the 3rd Elsky Competition in Minsk.
Combination with other disciplines
In October 2016, Kalle won the Start-in-Splendor Prize during the National Cello Competition in Amsterdam, thereby getting the opportunity to create a programme carte blanche for Splendor Amsterdam. The performance was a musical and visual journey through the surrealistic world of the French composer Henri Dutilleux. Since then Kalle has worked on several other projects involving film, poetry and dance. Kalle also plays regularly with the Pynarello ensemble, a collective of musicians presenting classical music in innovative, out-of-the-box performances.