Joachim Eijlander


At Codarts, Joachim Eijlander is main subject teacher cello and faculty representative low strings.

Joachim performs as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, Asia and the United States.

Joachim has performed with ensembles and musicians such as the Borodin Quartet, Lisa Larsson, Robert Holl, Randall Scarlata, Inon Barnatan, Karl Leister and Godfried Hoogeveen.

Joachim has collaborated with composers Henri Dutilleux, György Kurtag, Sofia Gubaidulina, Louis Andriessen and Joey Roukens.

In 2015 Joachim recorded all the cello suites of Johann Sebastian Bach for the label Navis Classics, in 2017 the CD Sequentia! with exceptional caprices by the composers Joseph dall’Abaco and Alfredo Piatti. Both CDs received very positive reactions from the international press. In 2020 the album Dark Fire followed on the TRPTK label. The album became album of the year in newspaper Dagblad van het Noorden and received the highest praise in national and international press.

Joachim is a recurring guest at international festivals, including in Sitka Alaska and El Paso Texas (US), Prussia Cove (GB), Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (D).

As a soloist, Joachim has performed with, among others, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chernihiv Philharmonic Orchestra, the Romanian State Philharmonic TirguMures, Csikszereda Chamber Orchestra and various festival orchestras.

Joachim connects his music with dancers, with visual artists and with scientists in inspiring joint performances to inspire a broader interested audience.

In addition to several guest lecturers at Dutch conservatories, Joachim has taught at Indiana University, Milwaukee Conservatoire, Oklahoma University, Ljubljana Conservatoire and at international festivals. Joachim teaches chamber music at the Netherlands String Quartet Academy of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

Joachim founded the Rubens quartet in 2000 and played in this internationally award-winning ensemble until 2015. He has performed with this quartet at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Tonhalle Zurich, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Berliner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Dôme des Invalides Paris and Rudolphinum Prague.

Joachim plays an exceptional instrument from 1755, made by an anonymous Tyrolean violin maker in Rome.