Harriet Krijgh


Harriet Krijgh is one of today’s most exciting and promising young cellists. Her grace and expressiveness touch her audiences as soon as she is on the concert platform.

Harriet Krijgh was born in the Netherlands in 1991. She studied with Lilia Schulz-Bayrova and Jontscho Bayrov at the Music and Arts University of the city of Vienna and at the Kronberg Academy with Frans Helmerson.

Krijgh played in the most important venues of the world including Vienna’s Musikverein and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She has performed with orchestras such as London Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Bamberger Symphoniker, ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She is also regular guest at international festivals such as Rheingau Musik Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Heidelberger Frühling and Schubertiade Hohenems.

Krijgh has an exclusive recording relationship with Deutsche Grammophon since April 2018 and anticipates her first release of works by Vivaldi under the yellow label in 2019. Her discography also comprises of six discs, all released by Capriccio in the last six years, featuring music by Kabalewski, Haydn, Brahms, Rachmaninov as well as several French composers. Krijgh is winner of numerous competitions. In 2015/2016 she was chosen "Rising Star" of by the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO).

As a passionate chamer musician Krijgh is Artistic Director of the music festival “Harriet & Friends” since 2012, which takes place annually in the summer and winter at Burg Feistritz/Austria.

She performs on a rare Domenico Montagnana cello (Venice, 1723), whose scroll was made by Stradivarius, which is on loan to her by the Prokopp Foundation.

Since May 2019 Harriet is a permanent member of the Artemis Quartet.


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