Alexander Warenberg, cello

Alexander Warenberg (1998) was born in Voorburg, The Netherlands, into a family of professional musicians. He studied with Professor Monique Bartels at the Conservatory in Amsterdam. Since 2016 he studies with Professor Frans Helmerson, from 2019 at the Kronberg Academy.

In October 2016 he won first prize in the Cello Biënnale 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 and the National Competition for Young Musicians. In 2021 he won the Grachtenfestival Prize and the Elisabeth Everts Prize.

Alexander is active as a soloist and as a chamber music performer. He has played with several orchestras in the Netherlands and abroad. As a chamber musician, he performed with Janine Jansen, Menahem Pressler, Denis Kozhukhin, Paolo Giacometti and Liza Ferschtman.

He 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, Rolandseck Festival, CelloFest Finland and took part in the prestigious Verbier Festival Academy.

Alexander plays a violoncello by Alessandro D’Espine, Turin 1832, formerly played by Paul Tortelier – a generous loan by a member of the Stretton Society.