Harriet Krijgh
(c) Lars van den Brink

Dutch cellist Harriet Krijgh has been appointed Artistic Director Designate of the International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht beginning in summer 2017. After 13 successful festivals the founder Janine Jansen passes the baton to the 24-year-old musician.

Janine Jansen: « I have realized a dream come true with this festival. I will miss it terribly, the great atmosphere, the adrenalin, the great audiences. But I want to hand over my festival when it’s flourishing. And Harriet is the ideal successor. She comes from Utrecht, she has the same passion for chamber music and she has a large international group of music friends who are eager to come to Utrecht! »

Harriet Krijgh: “Janine was always a huge inspiration for me. I’m going to work for one hundred percent in order to further develop the festival in a good way.”

The International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht is one most important classical music festivals in the Netherlands. The edition of 2016 takes place from 29 June to 3 July 2016. The festival is held in special venues across the city, but with the TivoliVredenburg as its homebase. During the final concert on Sunday 3 July 2016 Janine and Harriet will play together in the Octet by Mendelssohn.

For further information please see: www.kamermuziekfestival.nl

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