Matthijs Broersma

Main subject teacher Classical Music Cello (Svjt)

Versatile cellist Matthijs Broersma is in great demand both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. He has performed extensively worldwide in venues such as the Concertgebouw and the Wigmore Hall. Recent highlights include performances of concertos by Kabalevsky and Gulda, the Saint-Saëns Concerto with the Bern Symphony Orchestra, and the Elgar Concerto conducted by Christopher Warren-Green. Solo recitals have brought him to the Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room and the Menuhin Hall, as well as to Japan.

Born in Holland, he began playing the cello at the age of four. After studying at The Yehudi Menuhin School with Louise Hopkins and Leonid Gorokhov, he continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the Hochschule der Künste, Bern. In addition, he received regular chamber music coaching from Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) at the Musikakademie Basel.

Matthijs is also the cellist of the Gémeaux Quartett, a firmly established international prize winning Swiss quartet. In 2012 the Quartet won 2nd prize at both the International “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” Competition in Graz and the International “Joseph Haydn Chamber Music” Competition in Vienna. Recently the quartet was guest at festivals in Germany, Austria and Sweden, performed in Hong Kong, at Kings Place in London, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Philharmonie in Köln and during the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Matthijs is principal cello teacher at The Yehudi Menuhin School and in 2019 he joined the faculty of the Royal Conservatory The Hague’s School for Young Talent.