Quirine Viersen returns to the cello suites of Johann Sebastian Bach. She decided she wants to share with you the development she has gone through after deep inner work. Just as the cello suites were a new journey for Bach, they signify now the same for her. "Bach gave me, time and again, life energy. Through his purity he brought me back to my own purity and closer to the answer on my questions." Due to the enormous development in length and size of the structure, Viersen suspects that they have been an experiment for Bach himself, possibly even study material. "The further you get into the suites, the larger the intervals and bigger the technical challenges. It demonstrates that Bach was becoming more and more aware of the enormous possibilities.
Being awarded the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award, Quirine performed with the Vienna Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta at the Lucerne Festival in 2000. Since then, Quirine has played the cello concerto repertoire with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Herbert Blomstedt, Ingo Metzmacher and Bernard Haitink, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra/Valery Gergiev, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra/Jean Fournet and many others. After working and recording extensively with Silke Avenhaus for almost twenty years, Quirine has sought out new duo collaborations. Recitals with pianist Enrico Pace kicked off with great success at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam in 2017.
SUITE I IN G MAJOR BWV 1007
SUITE VI IN D MAJOR BWV 1012
SUITE II IN D MINOR BWV 1008
SUITE IV IN E FLAT MAJOR BWV 1010
SUITE III IN C MAJOR BWV 1009
SUITE V IN C MINOR BWV 1011