Eric de Wit

Cello

De Wit, Eric - Biography

Dutch cellist Eric de Wit enjoys a varied career, performing with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (of which he has been a member since 2009) as well as with some of Britain’s best-known period instrument groups, including the Dunedin Consort, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Before moving to Scotland, he was a regular guest with the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, ASKO|Schönberg and the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic.

A keen chamber musician, Eric has performed with violinists Cecilia Bernardini, Muriel Cantoreggi and Gordan Nikolić, cellists Jan-Erik Gustafsson and Marc Coppey, pianists Paolo Giacometti and Dejan Lazić, and with oboist Alfredo Bernardini. A former member of the Cristofori Piano Quartet, Eric has been invited to chamber music festivals in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Eric studied with Dmitry Ferschtman in Amsterdam and with Richard Lester in London at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Eric participated in masterclasses with Anner Bylsma, Colin Carr, Frans Helmerson, Steven Isserlis, Ralph Kirshbaum, Heinrich Schiff and the Florestan Trio.

He performs on a cello made for him by luthier Stephan von Baehr (Paris, 2016).