In an inspiring dialogue with cellists I designed this successful bow. Stick and frog are snakewood, the button artificial ivory or mammoth ivory.

“I love playing with the baroque cello bow that André Klaassen made for me. It has opened a whole new stylistic range of colours for my playing. Recently I recorded all the cello concerti of CPE Bach using the bow, which has been a great success!” Raphael Wallfisch, cello

 

Cher André,
Ton archet m’aide beaucoup, c’est un plaisir de jouer avec, merci,
Amicalement,
Lisa Erbe, cello, Strasbourg

 

Lieber Herr Klaassen,
Ich bin mit Ihrem Bogen sehr glücklich. In Kombination mit meinem Violoncello von Matthias Thier, 1770 Wien, reagiert er sehr direkt und schafft ein impulsives Spiel.
Christoph Stradner, solo cello Wiener Symphoniker

 

“It was surprisingly easy to choose the bow of André Klaassen: I walked up to him at the Cello Biennale in Amsterdam 2012, picked up one very beautiful bow, and tried it. It was impossible to really try it there, with all the noise around us – so he simply suggested that he send three bows to me in Denmark!
I bought one of them – I am sure that it is the same as the one I first tried in Amsterdam: it is light and lively, it makes my cello ring beautifully. This bow inspires me to play lightly, yet with a deep sound.” Dorte Rolff- Petersen, Denmark

 

“Ich bin sehr zufrieden mit dem Cellobogen und spiele gerne damit.” D. Maas-Voges, Berlin

 

“Your bows are very elegant and beautifully crafted. Each bow has a distinctive touch and feel which produces its own sound on the instrument. It was very hard to decide which bows to select, but in the end I went for one which was slightly heavier which gave a more ringing and immediate tone on the instrument, and the other which was a bit mellower to the touch, but also had a light bite to the sound. They are all extremely agile and responsive to any stroke needed for the music! I am thrilled with my new bows!”
Tanya Prochazka, Solo cellist/ Director, Canada

 

“Een goed gebouwde cellostok voelt aan als een verlengstuk van je lichaam, heeft toch een geheel eigen karakter en, niet te onderschatten: als de stok een uitgesproken karakter heeft, is er een betere speler nodig om de kwaliteiten te herkennen. Met veel plezier speel ik een klassieke stok van André Klaassen. Uitgesproken kwaliteit!” Jeroen den Herder, cello, conservatorium Rotterdam & Amsterdam