Rutesheim Special – Part 1: Matthias Trück

This is an extra episode that I like to add in a special edition: the Rutesheim cello academy edition. I had the pleasure of attending for the second year in a row the “Akademie Rutesheim Cello Festival” in Germany and naturally I took my podcast equipment with me when I had some of the world’s best cellists within my reach.

Today’s guest in the Pod is no one else than Matthias Trück, a cellist and the festival leader and founder himself. He is an extraordinary person who has steered this festival for 10 years and built it up from zero to something that I like to call Cello heaven. It is seven days full of great concerts every evening with different constellations of chamber music and orchestral pieces for cello. The days are full of Masterclasses with eight different professors who are super cello stars. I had the pleasure to interview 6 of them and some of the great students attending the festival.  The festival also contains a Music fair with a lot of instrument builders, string companies and much much more. It is everything from Cello orchestra, classical cello to jazz masterclass. I was so happy that Matthias Trück let me interview some of the professors and himself in this interview. Where he tells some of the keys to a great festival, what is important and tips on how to create contacts.  

Before we start, I’d like to thank our Partners:

  • A Swedish cellist
  • Student Radio Maastricht
  • Guest partner Rutesheim cello Akademie

Now let’s hear some music from Matthias cello quartet Quatrocelli in an arrangement from the quartet itself and after the interview, we can listen to what the students have to say about the festival and to one of the performances from the festival by 13-year-old cello student Jizheng Fang performing Elfendanze.

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