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 “Eight top cellists… Total technical perfection, intensity and colourful interpretation.” (The Strad, 2009).

 A unique ensemble in the world of music, Cello8ctet Amsterdam stands for new music and successful crossovers between various musical styles and arts.

Since its formation under the name Conjunto Ibérico in 1989, the Octet has offered radiant performances of more than 70 original works dedicated to them by many of today’s most notable composers, including Xenakis, Gubaidulina, Riley, Kagel and Glass. Upon hearing the première of his work for the Octet, Arvo Pärt said “The Octet is a piece of gold, I discovered this group 10 years too late.” 

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New CD TR8CKS available in our webshop!

Over the last few years the cellists of the Cello8ctet Amsterdam have been dreaming about recording a CD filled with, according to themselves and the audience, the most popular works written and arranged for the ensemble. In 2014 the Octet celebrated its 25th anniversary and this album has become a cardinal point in the history of the ensemble.

The album title “TR8CKS” has been chosen to encourage listening to these tracks in any order - this has become an ultimate playlist of the Cello8ctet! It bundles great music that creates a colourful image of the repertoire of this unique ensemble.

Season 2015-2016 has kicked off!

Another very special season is upon us.
At the end of 2015 world famous composer Arvo Pärt will travel to the Netherlands to work with the Cello8ctet on the arrangements he created especially for this ensemble. The cellists have a very warm connection with Pärt and they are very much looking forward to his visit!

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