Duo Neckelmann - Reichow


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Cellist Arne Neckelmann and pianist J. Marc Reichow are looking back at more than twenty years of chamber musical collaboration dating back to their time in the Amadeus Quartet's chamber music class in the Cologne conservatory.

Neckelmann, raised in Bocholt (Germany), studied cello playing in Cologne, Geneva and Paris and with Janos Starker in the U.S.. After two years as an orchestra musician in Berlin, he was appointed principal cello of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Kuala Lumpur when founded in 1998; he moved to Munich in 2005 and, with the beginning of the 2006/2007 concert season, joined the newly formed Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana in Valencia (Spain) as assistant-principal cellist, under artistic directors Lorin Maazel and Zubin Mehta. Next to that, he is a sought-after cello pedagogue.

Reichow, a student at early age with Pi-hsien Chen at the Cologne conservatory, continued his studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, specializing in contemporary music as well as historically informed performance practice. He holds concert diplomas both on modern piano and on fortepiano. As a fortepianist, he was awarded first prize at the 1996 International Musica Antiqua Competition in Bruges with Trio Eroica and performed as a soloist with Musica Antiqua Köln. He is the pianist of ensemble aisthesis and SCHOLA HEIDELBERG. Numerous first recordings of piano compositions for radio and cd testify to his close but critical involvement with 20th century music.

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Duo Neckelmann - Reichow 2009