*1998 in the Netherlands
Studies with Frans Helmerson
Kronberg Academy Precollege
funded by the Rostropovich Cello Foundation
Born in 1998 in Voorburg (Netherlands), Alexander Warenberg hails from a musical family and began playing cello at the age of five. From the age of eight onwards, he was taught at the Sweelinck Academy for exceptionally gifted young musicians at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam by Prof. Monique Bartels. From 2016 to 2018, he studied under Frans Helmerson at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin.
Alexander Warenberg has already achieved great successes in international competitions. At the 2016 National Cello Competition held as part of Cello Biënnale Amsterdam he won both first prize and the audience prize. He was also placed first in the 2011 Britten Concours, Netherlands, in the 2012 Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition in Croatia and in the Prinses Christina Concours in 2016.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Alexander Warenberg has performed internationally on stages and at festivals with renowned orchestras. He has already given many performances at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, at the Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam, at Festival Next Generation in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, and he also took part in the Verbier Festival Academy in 2017. His engagements as a chamber musician have led him to share the stage with Menahem Pressler, Denis Kozhukhin, Gil Sharon, Paolo Giacometti and Lucas Jussen. He holds scholarships from the VandenEnde Foundation and the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein.
Alexander Warenberg plays a cello by Jean Baptiste Vuillame dating from 1845, which is loaned to him by the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation.
In 2014, 2016 and 2018, he was an active participant in the Cello Masterclasses at Kronberg Academy. He has been studying on the Kronberg Academy Precollege programme with Frans Helmerson since January 2019. His studies are funded by the Rostropovich Cello Foundation.
Last updated: January 2019