Verbey’s ‘Five Pieces for Violoncello Solo’ a round-two selection for the Dutch National Cello Copetition

08 Sep 2023

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The Dutch National Cello Competition is one of the most exciting part of Amsterdam’s famous Cello Biennale. In 2006, founder Maarten Mostert commissioned Theo Verbey to write his ‘Five Pieces for Violoncello Solo’ for the first edition of the competition, now being held for the ninth time. As Verbey said, ‘The subjects of the five movements are partly musical, and partly technical. In terms of content, these pieces are somewhere between etudes and concert pieces.’