Meeting Ernst Reijseger and his 5-string cello
Proud moment to stand next to Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger and his 5 (!!) string cello. I had a chat with him during the Amsterdamse Cello Biënnale, a bi-annual festival celebrating the greatness of cello music and cellists, classical and modern. Ernst Reijseger was holding an open improvisation class at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. He was amazing. He uses his cello as a double bass, guitar (holding it horizontally and playing chords), a percussion instrument in addition to using it as a cello. For the modern cellist, Ernst is absolutely an inspiration.
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