Rick Stotijn

Rick Stotijn
Rick Stotijn, double bass, received his first lessons at the age of eight and attended the young talent class at the conservatories of Utrecht and Amsterdam, the latter with Peter Leerdam. He pursued his studies with Quirijn van Regteren-Altena, Peter Jan

Biography

Rick Stotijn received his first lessons at the age of eight and attended the young talent class at the conservatories of Utrecht and Amsterdam, the latter with Peter Leerdam. He pursued his studies with Quirijn van Regteren-Altena, Peter Jansen, and his own father Peter Stotijn at the Amsterdam Conservatory, where he graduated with the highest distinction, subsequently studying with Bazo Paradzik at the Hochschule Freiburg.

Rick won his first prizes at the Princess Christina Competition and the Young Musical Talent Foundation, and received a grant from ‘Excellent Young Musicians’ to attend numerous master classes and courses.

Many solo appearances at home and abroad were soon to follow. Rick was a soloist with orchestras including Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra, and the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra.

Musicians with whom Rick has appeared in different chamber music settings include Jurgen Kussmaul, Candida Thompson, Malin Broman, Kristine Blaumane, Joseph Breinl, Simon Crawford Philips, Gidon Kremer, Christianne Stotijn, Cecilia Bernardini, Mirsa Adami, Ann Gastinel, Liza Ferschtman, Roby Lakatos, Robert Holl, Cecile Huijnen and Julius Drake.

In March 2012 Rick appeared as soloist with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in the Double Bass Concerto by Nino Rota, which will feature on his second CD for Channel Classics. In the 2012/13 season Rick presented a Carte Blanche series of four chamber concerts in the Kleine Zaal of the Concertgebouw, and in the 2013/14 season he is giving numerous trio recitals in Europe and the USA with his sister Christianne and the pianist Joseph Breinl.

Rick is currently principal double bass player with Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester Berlin. He is also guest principal of orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. He is a regular guest at festivals including the Delft Chamber Festival and the Lucerne Festival.

Rick performs on a Rafaele & Antonio Gagliano double bass, funded by the National Musical Instrument Foundation.

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