News/upcoming performances

18-27.10.2018 ‘Amsterdam Cello Biennale’, Amsterdam

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I’m extremely excited to be joining the Amsterdam Cello Octet for several performances at this years Amsterdam Cello Biennale. We’ll be premiering works by Micheal Gordon and Joey Roukens as well as a new children’s theatre piece, ‘Cellokrijgers’ created in collaboration with Oorkan. For tickets and info, click here




6-19.08.2018 ‘Haldern Pop Festival’, Haldern + ‘Michelberger Music’, Berlin

peopleIt’s going to be a busy summer with s t a r g a z e. We’ll be performing at Haldern Pop Festival where we’ll be joined by Lisa Hannigan. Straight after that, we’ll return to Berlin and Michelberger Music for a week of spontaneous collaborations and musical exploration.





1 + 2.05.2018 & 20 + 23.06.2018 ‘Blackstar’ Hamburg, Paris, Amsterdam

bowie picThroughout May and June, s t a r g a z e will be performing a tribute to David Bowie’s final album ‘Blackstar’. We’ll be joined by Anna Calvi, Jherek Bischoff, Laetitia Sadier and Anja Plaschg and will be performing at the Elbphilharmonie, St Denis Basilica and the Royal Concertgebouw. Can’t wait!





29.03.2018 ‘Klara Festival’, Brussels

At the end of March, s t a r g a z e will be joining our friends from Poliça to perform our re-working of Steve Reich’s ‘Music For Pieces of Wood’ at Klara Festival in Brussels. We’ll be sharing the evening with Africa Express who’ll be performing their version of Terry Riley’s ‘In C’. Should be good!





1-4.03.2018 ‘Cross-Linx Festival’, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Enschede

x-linxIt was an absolute pleasure to perform at the Cross-Linx Festival this year. Aside from shows with s t a r g a z e, Poliça and This Is The Kit, I had a great time performing solo as part of the music mining program. Click here for a short round-up of the festival.





11.02-5.03.2018 Poliça + s t a r g a z e US/Europe tour

poligazeIn just a few days s t a r g a z e will be joining our friends Poliça for a month-long tour to celebrate the release of our new collaborative album ‘Music For The Long Emergency‘. We’ll be performing in New York, Boston, Minniapolis, Chicago, London and several cities in the Netherlands. For more info, click here.




2-3.02.2018 ‘Cross-Linx House Concerts’ , Rotterdam and Amsterdam

x-linxI’ll be performing my solo set, ‘ON/OFF‘ as part of Cross-Linx pop-up concert series. Click here for more info. Can’t wait!





13.01.2018 ‘The Rest is Noise Festival’, Amsterdam

Rest is noiseI’m very much looking forward to kicking off 2018 by performing with s t a r g a z e at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam as part of ‘The Rest is Noise Festival’ on 13th January. We’ll be performing works by Qasim Naqvi, Nik Colk Void, and Boards of Canada. I’ll also be joining my fellow stargazers for a small solo set in the foyer after the concert. For more info, click here.




13.12.2017 ‘Spitalfields Festival’, London

Screen Shot 2017-11-13 at 5.13.41 pmI’m thrilled to be joining s t a r g a z e during the first week of December for a week at the Spitalfields Music Festival in London. During the festival we’ll be performing works by Qasim Naqvi, Daniel Brandt, Nik Colk Void, and the festival’s featured composer, Anna Thorvaldsdottir. For more info, click here.




09.11.2017 Chad Lawson, Europe tour

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After a sold-out performance at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, I’m looking forward to another set of performances in Moscow and St Petersburg with Chad Lawson and Jeffrey Bruinsma! For more info, click here.





08.11.2017 ‘Music for the Long Emergency’ by Poliça + s t a r g a z e


Very excited about the release of ‘How is this happening?’ from the up-coming LP ‘Music for the Long Emergency’ by Poliça and s t a r g a z e. For a listen, as well as a nice review from npr, click here.





15.10.2017  New video of Daniel Wohl’s ‘Saint Arc’ from Gaudeamus

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A new video of my performance of Daniel Wohl’s, ‘Saint Arc’ during ON/OFF at Gaudeamus in now online! Thanks very much to Ted Alkemade for making it and to Daniel Wohl for the music! Click here.

Photo: Herre Vermeer




22.10.2017 ‘Class of 67’, Paris Philharmonie


Really excited to be returning with s t a r g a z e to the Paris Philharmonie to perform a set of works dedicated to works written in the year 1967. Included in the set will be music by The Beatles, Luciano Berio, The Beach Boys, and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Can’t wait! For tickets and more info, click here.




23.09.2017 ‘Reeperbahn Festival’, Hamburg


I’m very much looking forward to performing with s t a r g a z e in the newly completed Elbphilharmonie as part of the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg. We’ll be working with, and performing works by, Owen Pallett. For more info, click here.




17.09.2017 s t a r g a z e at ‘Gaudeamus Festival’, Utrecht


After a break over summer, it was a great pleasure to join s t a r g a z e again for their set with TEMKO and aXolot at the Gaudeamus Festival. Amongst the works performed was Aart Strootman’s ‘Nyctophylia‘ which can be seen here. Congratulations also to Aart for winning the Gaudeamus award!




07.09.2017 ‘ON/OFF’, Gaudeamus Festival, Utrecht

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I’m extremely excited to be performing my own set as part of the Gaudeamus Festival in Utrecht this year. I’ll be performing works for cello and electronics that relate to the theme of technology and it’s effects on our lives. For more info and tickets, click here.

Photo: Boudewijn Bollmann



16.06.2017 Eaux Claires Festival



It was an absolute pleasure to join s t.a r g a z e for their set with Poliça at the Eaux Claires Festival in the US. New album coming soon!




5-7.05.2017 ‘Spitting Chamber Music’, Cologne, Berlin, Hannover


Awesome concerts featuring collaborations between s t a r g a z e, Käptn Peng, Malikah, Ina Moja, and Spank Rock. Videos can be seen here





07.03.2017 Chad Lawson, Europe tour



Another set of concerts in Germany and Holland with Chad Lawson and Jeffrey Bruinsma in April! For exact dates and info, click here




10.02.2017 , ‘Musica Nova’, Helsinki



Had an inspiring week in Helsinki with s t a r g a z e at the Musica Nova festival. Aside from performing great music by Boards of Canada and Dawn of Midi’s Qasim Naqvi, it was a privilege to be surrounded by so much great music and so many talented artists!



30.10.2016 , ‘November Music Festival’, Den Bosch & ‘Réverbérations’, Paris



Really looking forward to the next few weeks! On November 10 I’ll be joining      s t a r g a z e to perform at the November Music Festival in Den Bosch before traveling to Paris to perform at the recently completed Philharmonie de Paris on November 13.



20.10.2016 ‘Watching A Festival And Its Music Take Shape’, NPR Music



NPR’s ‘The Record’ has written a nice summary of the Michelberger Music Festival that s t a r g a z e performed at in early October.




24.09.2016 Michelberger Music, Berlin



Looking forward to a week of music making with s t a r g a z e at the Michelberger Music festival in Berlin. We’ll be performing at the historic radio studios of the former GDR with a great lineup of artists so it’s set to be a good one!



30.08.2016 Chad Lawson, Europe tour

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I’m thrilled to be joining Chad Lawson in September to perform works from his album ‘Chopin Variations’. For dates and info, click here




15.08.2016 BBC Proms. Royal Albert Hall, London


After 1 week of intense rehearsals, I was honored to perform on the stage of the Royal Albert Hall for the proms! For a few favourites from the night, check here and here. And for those with a spare 2 hours, the entire show can be watched here.




27.05.2016 Dialogues, KuuB – Ruimt voor Kunst en Cultuur, Utrecht

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Preparations are under way for what looks to be another exciting performance at KuuB in Utrecht. For this concert, I’ll be joined by dancer Anne van Engeland in a performance of Bach’s 2nd Suite. Following this will be ‘Prelude’ for solo cello by Brødsgaard and a semi-improvised piece for electric cello that will be inspired by the current exhibition of works by Elisabeth Müller. For more info, click here



07.05.2016 BBC PROMS! Royal Albert Hall, London

bowie pic

I am incredibly excited to announce that on the 29TH JULY, I’ll be joining s t a r g a z e to perform a tribute to the late great David Bowie at the BBC proms! Can’t wait!




21.03.2016 Rewire Festival, The Hague

rewire pic

Looking forward to performing Mica Levi’s music to the film ‘Under the Skin’ at Rewire Festival next Friday 1st April in The Hague. There’s a great lineup so come along if you’re around!




03.01.2016 The Revenant


Had a great time working with s t a r g a z e on the soundtrack to the new film by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Can’t wait to finally hear the final product…