Detmar Leertouwer

Blog post 4: 'The sawing of a 'cello'.

Blog post 4: 'The sawing of a 'cello'.

'The sawing of a 'cello'. WHY?

31st December 2018.

To answer that question and to counteract some expressions or emoticons of disbelieve, disgust or sadness I will tell the story behind that 'cello massacre video which I posted on Facebook/Instagram in December 2018…

Blog post 3: Upon the launch of Richard Gwilt's Fantasia for 'Cello Alone.

Blog post 3: Upon the launch of Richard Gwilt's Fantasia for 'Cello Alone.

María Alejandra Solana (MAS) speaks with Dutch 'cellist Detmar Leertouwer (DL) upon the launch of the first ever video recording of Richard Gwilts Fantasia for 'Cello Alone.


MAS: Before we get to the first recording, actually video recording of the 'Fantasia', please tell us about the start of this wonderful project. How did you get in touch with the music?
DL: Well, it all started with a Matthäus Passion performance with 'Ensemble la Fontaine' in November (!) of 2004 in Basel in which......

Blog post 1: Beethoven sonatas, all of them.

Blog post 1: Beethoven sonatas, all of them.

Interview with Duo Rueda/Leertouwer about preparing and performing the whole cycle of 5 sonatas for (forte)piano and 'cello with period instruments.

DdM: Please tell us about how you first met.
ER: We met in the Spring of 2013 at a contemporary music event at the Los Andes University in Bogotá where........
DL: Well, actually it started in Basel about twenty years ago. That is funny to tell, in retrospect.
ER: Yes, you are right. My little son of then 2 years old was so clever to push the 'cello case with inside the 'cello of Detmar. That is to say......