Biography & repertoire
Doris Hochscheid graduated with distinction at the Conservatory of Amsterdam (class of Dmitrij Ferschtman). After that she studied with Melissa Phelps in Londen and with Philippe Muller in Paris. She was awarded the ‘Prize for an outstanding cellist’ twice during the Tanglewood Festival in the United States.
She has been a member of Asko|Schönberg since 1996. With this ensemble she played as a soloist many times, among others in the cello concerto by Ligeti and in world premieres of cello concertos written for her, e.g. by Dimitri Andrikopoulos, Martijn Padding, Chiel Meijering and Seung-Won Oh. She performed in many countries in chamber music and as a soloist and made a considerable number of cd’s. She is also a member of the Stolz Quartet. With this group she played the successful music theatre production “A Love Unsung” many times.
Over the years, Doris has built a repertoire of more than 120 pieces with pianist Frans van Ruth, ranging from the gamba sonatas by J.S. Bach to a growing number of pieces written for them. An overview of their repertoire can be found on the website of Frans van Ruth.
Since 2007 Frans and Doris have developed a number of special projects to promote the Dutch repertoire for cello and piano. The most important of those projects is the CD series Dutch Cello Sonatas. With the German connoisseur label MDG they recorded seven CDs, which were awarded many prizes both in the Netherlands and internationally. In 2016 they received the pretigious ECHO Klassik award for this series.
Read more about their work and the Dutch Cello Sonatas Foundation here.
Doris Hochscheid teaches Alexander Technique, specialising in musicians. She also teaches chamber music at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.