Harriet Krijgh

2013 - 2015 Kronberg Academy Professional Studies
studying with Frans Helmerson
funded by the Casals scholarship


2010 Cello Masterclasses, Participant

2013 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert

Harriet Krijgh


Harriet Krijgh played in the most important venues in Europe. She has performed with orchestras like Frankfurt and Vienna Radio Symphonies, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Bamberg and Trondheim Symphonies, London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Netherlands, Copenhagen and Tampere Philharmonic. In March 2017 she made her debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at New York’s Carnegie Hall, in April she played with Sydney Symphony.

In August 2017, Harriet Krijgh gave her acclaimed debut in Chicago with performances at the Ravinia and Grant Park Music Festivals. Other highlights of the season 2017/2018 are concerts with Wiener Symphoniker, Warsaw Philharmonic and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Residentie Orkest, Dallas, Utah and Vancouver Symphonies. After the successful world premiere of the Gubaidulina triple concerto in Boston and New York in spring 2017, together with violinist Baiba Skride and accordionist Elsbeth Moser she will perform further premieres in Hanover (NDR Radiophilharmonie), Paris (Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France) and Utrecht (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic). In June 2018 she will be guest at the Grafenegg Festival for the first time to perform as a soloist in the “Great summer night gala” broadcast live by ORF. In 2017/2018 she is working with conductors such as Andrew Manze, Yutaka Sado, David Afkham, Lahav Shani, John Storgårds, Mikko Franck, Dima Slobodeniouk and Otto Tausk.

In quartet she tours with Baiba and Lauma Skride and Lise Berthaud, with the Quatuor Arod and the Signum Saxophone Quartet.

A passionate chamber musician, she assumed the role of Artistic Director of the International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht in June 2017, taking over the position from Janine Jansen. In 2012 Harriet founded the “Harriet & Friends” Festival which takes place in Feistritz every summer.

Amongst winning many competitions, in her native Holland Harriet Krijgh was awarded both the First Prize and the Audience Award at the Amsterdam Cello Biennale in November 2012. In 2015/2016 she was chosen “Rising Star” by the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) performing in Europe’s major concert halls.

For the Capriccio label Harriet Krijgh has recorded Haydn’s cello concerti, duo repertoire by Brahms and Rachmaninov, French works and romantic pieces for cello and orchestra.

Harriet Krijgh was born in the Netherlands in 1991. She studied with Lilia Schulz-Bayrova at the Music and Arts University of the city of Vienna and at the Kronberg Academy with Frans Helmerson. Since 2017 she teaches cello at the Music and Arts University in Vienna.

The artist plays a Giovanni Paolo Maggini cello from 1620, which is generously loaned to her privately.

Biographies are based on the most recent information provided by the artists or their representatives. Last updated: June 2018