Alexander Hülshoff has established himself in recent years as one of the leading cellists. His interpretations are distinguished for their expressiveness coupled with an unmistakeable, warm and lyrical tone. He is guest soloist with major international orchestras such as the German Radio Philharmonic, the German State Philharmonic, the Czech Philharmonic of Brno, the New Philharmonic of Westphalia, Rom Symphony Orchestra, the Enescu Philharmonic, the Tel Aviv Soloist Ensemble, the Limburg Symphony Orchestra of Maastricht, the Armenian Philharmonic and many others.
Chamber music plays a significant role and has an important place in Hülshoff’s work. His cello performances include appearances with the Bamberg Trio and fellow musicians such as Pinchas Zukerman, Hagai Shaham, Vadim Gluzman, Fine Arts Quartett, Gil Sharon, Rainer Honeck, Boris Garlitsky in renowned concert halls such as the Berliner Philharmonic, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Rotterdam’s De Doelen and the Wigmore Hall in London.
His CDs include works by Brahms, Beethoven, Schubert and Shostakovich under the labels of Naxos, Musicaphon, Brillant and Hänssler Classic. His concert tours regularly take him to other European countries, Asia and the Americas.
In 1997, Hülshoff was appointed Professor of Cello at the Folkwang University of the Arts. At the moment he is Artistic Director of the Orchesterzentrum in Dortmund. Hülshoff is artistic director of the Kloster Kamp Chamber Music Festival. He is also the artistic director of the Villa Musica since 2001.