Féminin Pluriel, the global women network, is delighted to welcome Frances-Marie Uitti, called the world’s most influential avant-garde cellist.

Frances-Marie will tell us about her work and how it led to a path untraveled. With her, we will explore the importance and the ways of finding one’s unique voice. A travelogue through her mind, music, and inventions.


“The spectacularly gifted cellist Frances-Marie Uitti has made a career out of demolishing musical boundaries. She has developed new techniques (most famously, playing with two bows simultaneously), collaborated with a who’s who of contemporary composers, and pushed the cello into realms of unexpected beauty and expression…Uitti showed why she might be the most interesting cellist on the planet.”

– The Washington Post

Tom Service, music critic for the Guardian newspaper, recently called her “arguably the world’s most influential avant-garde cellist.”

Frances-Marie Uitti also founded the Bhutan Music Foundation which supports traditional music from Bhutan, music education inside of Bhutan, and various outreach programs. The BMF awards 22 scholarships every year to children who otherwise couldn’t afford to study music. Recently the Prins Claus Foundation awarded a grant to further outreach programs in the local schools in Thimphu.


We will welcome Frances-Marie Uitti at the Pulitzer Hotel in Amsterdam on Tuesday, January 30th 2018. Her interesting presentation will be followed by drinks and canapes.