Harriet Krijgh

Harriet Krijgh

Harriet Krijgh (born 1991) is a Dutch cellist. Her first cello lessons were obtained from Johannes Eisenmeier at the age of five. In 2000 she was admitted to the Young Talent class of Lenian Benjamins at the Utrecht Conservatory, where she also received a lecture from Jeroen den Herder and Elias Arizcuren. She is living in Vienna since 2004. Here she continued her studies with Lilia Schulz-Bayrova and Jontscho Bayrovaan at the Conservatory Wien Privatuniversität.

In addition to her studies, Harriet received private lessons and master classes from Steven Isserlis, Dmitry Ferschtman, Clemens Hagen and Frans Helmerson.

In 2008, she became first prize winner and winner of the Laureate Prize of Princess Christina Concours. She won the first prize at the national final of the Prima la Musica Competition in Austria and the first prize in her age category and the special Nicole Janigro Award at the Antonio Janigro Cello Competition in Croatia. In 2010, Harriet won the first prize in the Fidelio Competition in Vienna. In 2012 she won the National Celloconcours during the Amsterdam Cello Biënnale. Harriet was admitted in 2009 to the Live Music Now Foundation created by Yehudi Menuhin.

In addition to regular concerts and solo concerts in Vienna, Harriet often plays in chamber music festivals including Haydn Festival Eisenstadt, Diabelli Summer, St.Gallen, Trigonale and Hagen Open. In the Netherlands she gave recitals in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, “de Doelen” Rotterdam and Music Center Vredenburg, Utrecht. In 2011, Harriet made a concert trip through Asia. In Korea, Harriet played a number of recitals, and in Vietnam they played the Triple Concert and Roccoco variations. In 2012 Harriet will debut in the Konzerthaus Wien with the Haydn-C and D concerts. For the Capriccio label, Harriet has recently made her first CD recordings.

Harriet plays a cello from the year 1690 built by Hendrik Jacobs in Amsterdam, lent to her by the National Musical Instrument Fund.

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