Remy van Kesteren


Photo: Marco Borggreve


Remy van Kesteren (1989) studied at the Conservatory of Utrecht with Erika Waardenburg, where he graduated with distinction in 2010. He continued his studies at the Conservatoire in Paris with Isabelle Moretti and received his master diploma with distinction from the Conservatory of Amsterdam. In 2010 Remy founded the Dutch Harp Festival, which takes place bi-annually in Utrecht.

Remy has won numerous prizes, among which the prestigious USA International Harp Competition (2013), the Elisabeth Everts Prize (2012) and the Grachtenfestival Prize (2013). His many prizes have resulted in worldwide concerts.

He made his debut in the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) with the Dutch Chamber Orchestra at the early age of sixteen. The year before, Remy had played at the baptism of Princess Amalia and a concert at Carnegie Hall (New York). In 2011, he was Young Artist in Residence at the NJO Muziekzomer in Gelderland and in 2012 he toured the Benelux and Germany in the “Night of the Proms” concert tour.

In 2012, Remy released his first solo CD with works by Smetana, Holliger, Bach, Shostakovich and Renié. In 2014 “Memento” was released, with a programme of music from Spain and Brazil and commissioned works by Martin Fondse. His third album will be released in autumn 2015 on Deutsche Grammophon.

Nominated by Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Bozar Brussels

Performance dates

25.10.2015 – 4 pm
Kölner Philharmonie

02.11.2015 – 7 pm
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

16.12.2015 – 8:15 pm
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

16.01.15 – 2 pm
Sage Gateshead

25.01.2016 – 7:30 pm
Laeiszhalle Hamburg

03.02.2016 – 7 pm
Bozar Brussels

Konzerthaus Dortmund

25.02.2016 – 7 pm
Barbican Centre London

28.02.2016 – 11 am
Calouste Gulbenkian Lisbon

07.03.2016 – 6 pm
Town Hall & Symphony Hall Birmingham

09.03.2016 – 7:30 pm
Musikverein Wien

11.03.2016 – 12:15 pm
Stockholms Konserthus

15.03.2016 – 8 pm
Philharmonie Luxembourg

17.03.2016 – 8:30 pm
L’Auditori Barcelona

12.05.2016 – 7:30 pm
Palace of Arts – Budapest

15.05.2016 – 4 pm
Casa da Música Porto