Richte van der Meer
Richte van der Meer, cellist, started his career in the early seventies, after studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where he was rewarded the Nicolaï Prize 1972 and specialised in baroque cello and viola da gamba. On one of his first recordings he played the Basse de Violon together with Jordi Savall and his teachers Anner Bijlsma and Wieland Kuijken (Lully's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme with La Petite Bande under Gustav Leonhardt 1973).
He made worldwide name through concerts tours and recordings with baroque specialists such as Gustav Leonhardt, Frans Brüggen, The Kuijken Brothers, Philippe Herreweghe, Ton Koopman and JohnEliot Gardiner. He played in La Petite Bande (Kuijken), The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra (Koopman), Il Complesso Barocco (Curtis), The Orchestra of the Netherlands Bach Society, Al Ayre Espagnol, Les Musiciens du Louvre (Minkovsky) and The English Baroque Soloists (Gardiner).
He has been a member of The Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century since its foundation in 1981 and is leader of the cello section since 1999.