Joachim Eijlander, cello


The versatile cellist Joachim Eijlander has performed with, among others, the Borodin Quartet, Lisa Larsson, Robert Holl, Klara Wurtz, Inon Barnatan, Karl Leister and Olivier Patey. Joachim has recorded all of the suites by Bach on CD on the Navis Classics label. The CDs were critically acclaimed in the Dutch and international press.

Joachim has given numerous performances at international music festivals in Sitka Alaska, Prussia Cove (UK), Schleswig-Holstein, and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany), and he has worked with composers Henri Dutilleux, György Kurtag, Sofia Gubaidulina, Louis Andriessen, and Joey Roukens.

In addition to acting as a visiting lecturer at various Dutch conservatories Joachim has taught at Indiana University, the University of Texas, Kansas University, Milwaukee Conservatory, Oklahoma University, Ljubljana Slovenia Conservatoire, Dutch String Quartet Academy, and also at festivals in the United States, Europe and Israel.

For sixteen years Joachim has played in the internationally award-winning Rubens Quartet. The Rubens Quartet studied for three years at the Dutch String Quartet Academy (NSKA) in Amsterdam and finished its studies cum laude at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule in Berlin

Among Joachim’s teachers were members of the Amadeus Quartet, the Hagen Quartet, György Kurtag, Stefan Metz, Elias Arizcuren, Paul Katz, and John Hollinger.

Joachim plays on a cello made by Gaetano Chiocchi (Padua 1870) and with a bow by Nikolaus Kittel (St.Petersburg 1860), and he gratefully thanks the National Music Fund for making these available to him.