Biography

After receiving his musical education in Belgium (Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth) and the U.S. (The Juilliard School), Nicolas Deletaille began his professional career as a performing artist. Since this time, he has recorded Bach’s six cello suites, Beethoven’s five cello sonatas, Liszt late works for cello and piano, and major works from the solo repertory by Kodály, Cassadó, Ysaÿe, and Ligeti. He has recorded numerous chamber works with the Mendelssohn Ensemble, the Rosamonde String Quartet, and Paul Badura-Skoda. He has earned distinction as an arpeggione player by recording Schubert’s arpeggione sonata for the Fuga Libera record label. He has given more than 100 world premieres, many of which were of works composed for him. Among these are several new compositions for arpeggione, representing his effort to enhance the arpeggione repertoire. Nicolas Deletaille has been teaching at the Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles and the Conservatoire royal de Mons (Belgium). He is now living in Belgium, where he is a PhD candidate at docARTES (Ghent/KULeuven).