Eric de Wit


De Wit, Eric - BiographyDutch cellist Eric de Wit has been a member of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra since 2009. He frequently tours with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, under Vladimir Jurowski and Sir Simon Rattle. Eric is a guest continuo cellist with the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, having performed with them in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Luxembourg Philharmonie as well as in several major venues in South America, including the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. Other groups he has worked with include the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Schönberg Ensemble and the Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra.

A keen chamber musician, Eric has performed with violinists Cecilia Bernardini, Muriel Cantoreggi and Gordan Nikolić, baroque oboist Alfredo Bernardini, cellists Jan-Erik Gustafsson and Marc Coppey, and pianists Paolo Giacometti and Dejan Lazić, amongst many others. He was a member of the Cristofori Piano Quartet between 2006 and 2011. He 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 (Guildhall School of Music & Drama). In addition, he 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 by Stephan von Baehr (Paris, 2016).