The 'cello' in the Low Countries

The instrument and its practical use in the 17th and 18th centuries

Elske Tinbergen
Supervising team:
Prof. dr. h.c. Ton Koopman (promotor), prof. Frans de Ruiter (co-promotor), Viola de Hoog (co-promotor)
Musician type:
barokcello, cello
2006 - 2018
17th century music, 18th century music



Many researchers and musicians have written about the cello in Italy, France and Germany. However there has not much been written yet about the cello in the Netherlands.

Elske Tinbergen's research focuses on the cello in the Netherlands, and investigates the following questions: What name was given to the cello in the concerning centuries (based on written sources)? What did the instrument look like exactly and how was it played (based on images and instruments)? Which music was played? And finally: do these answers differ for the 17th and 18th century?

Related events

June 12, 2018 (20.00)

PhD Concert Elske Tinbergen

On June 12 Elske Tinbergen will present the artistic outcomes of her research project in a concert at the Lutheran Church in Utrecht.