Ruijsenaars & Simons
Cellist Harro Ruijsenaars and pianist Eke Simons have performed on several festivals in the Netherlands and Sweden.
Harro Ruijsenaars, born in 1945, is one of the most outstanding cellists of his generation. His career as a soloist has brought him to most European countries, the USA, the former Soviet Union and the Far East. He has performed with all orchestras in the Netherlands and many orchestras abroad under the batons of such distinguished maestros as Antal Dorati, Sir Charles Groves, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Okko Kamu, Riccardo Chailly, Neeme Järvi, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Hans Vonk and Jaap van Zweden.
Ruijsenaars, who studied with the French master cellist Maurice Gendron, has a repertoire of over 30 cello concertos varying from Vivaldi to Gubaidulina. As a chamber musician he has partnered pianists Ronald Brautigam, Roland Pöntinen, Viktoria Postnikova and recently Rian de Waal as well as such illustrious chamber music ensembles as the Alban Berg and Orlando quartets and the Nash ensemble on all stages in the Netherlands and in Europe, Asia and North and South America.