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Alexander Warenberg

Alexander Warenberg (1998) was born in Voorburg (The Netherlands) into a family of professional musicians. He began playing the cello at the age of five. He has studied under Professor Monique Bartels since he was 8 years old at the Conservatory in Amsterdam. In October 2016, Alexander entered the cello class of Professor Frans Helmerson at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin.

Get to know video made by young classicals in 2016

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In October 2016 he won first prize in the National Cello  Competition in Amsterdam as well as the public award. He also won first prizes in the Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition, the Dutch Britten Cello Competition, the National Competition for Young Musicians and the Prinses Christina Competition.


 © Marco Borggreve - Het Amsterdam Piano Trio -

© Marco Borggreve - Het Amsterdam Piano Trio -


Alexander is active as a soloist and as a chamber music performer. He has played with several orchestras in the Netherlands and abroad.
He has performed several times in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, as well as for Dutch television and radio. As a chamber musician, he performed with Menahem Pressler, Denis Kozhukhin, Gil Sharon, Paolo Giacometti and Lucas Jussen.


Last summer Alexander took part in the prestigious Verbier Festival Academy. Alexander has also been an invited performer at the International Chamber Music Festival in Utrecht, the Grachten Festival in Amsterdam, the Festival Bad Ragaz in Switzerland, the Cello Biënnale, Chamber Music Festival Amsterdam, Delft Chamber Music Festival and Festival Wonderfeel.


Alexander speelt zeer muzikaal en gepassioneerd en zit vol energie. In zijn spel heeft hij alles onder controle. Prachtig!
— De jury sprak van een buitengewoon talent

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Alexander receives a scholarship from the VandenEndeFoundation. He also received a scholarship from the International Music Academy in the Principality of Liechtenstein, which gives him the opportunity to participate in their Masterclasses. He had masterclasses with Professor Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt and Jens-Peter Maintz.
During the Cello Masterclasses in Kronberg in 2016 Alexander was awarded a scholarship of the Kronberg Academy and is invited to take part in the next Kronberg Cello Masterclasses in 2018.


Alexander plays on a 1845 Jean Baptiste Vuillaume cello, which he has on loan from the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation.

Philosophy class enriches my cello performance.
— Alexander Warenberg in NRC article
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© Marco Borggreve