Two of the three nominations this year for the GrachtenfestivalPrijs are for Challenge artists : pianist Camiel Boomsma and and bariton Raoul Steffani! We keep fingers crossed!
Out now: 'Stagioni'! Cellist Mayke Rademakers composed a thrilling piece about the seasons of life and nature. It is already a hit on Spotify. Watch this 'Stagioni'-video
It will be released April 6th 2018: the new album of the Isabelle van Keulen Ensemble Ángeles y Diablos. it is their third tango album with works of Astor Piazzolla. An introduction on video you can see here!
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Just released: The album Levanter by trumpet player Eric Vloeimans, clarinettist Kinan Azmeh and pianist Jeroen van Vliet. Levanter is the new album by trumpet player Eric Vloeimans. The title refers to the warm, strong, eastern wind that regularly blows accross southern Europe. Eric invited the Syrian clarinet virtuoso Kinan Azmeh for this project. The two met some years ago on an 'Imagining Europe' collaboration. Jeroen van Vliet, Boy Edgar winner of ...
Congratulations conductor Ton Koopman for winning the Edison Klassiek Oeuvre Award! On November 19th Koopman has received the award in the Dutch TV show Podium Witteman. Head of the jury Mischa Spel: "Conductor, harpsichord player and organ player Ton Koopman (73) is a boiling source of knowledge of and enthusiasm for music. [...] Koopman is music, in the flesh! You see it in the way he conducts: rocking, breathing and experiencing every note." On November 24th a new ...