Congratulations for Sigiswald Kuijken who received the Prize of Honour of the Caecilia Prizes 2016 (handed out by the Belgium music press) for his constant and hard work, already 45 years for the early music scene with his La Petite Bande!
On her second Challenge Classics album violinist Simone Lamsma combines the Violin Concerto no.1 of Shostakovich with In tempus praesens of Sofia Gubaidiulina, two Russian composers who have their very own musical language
Jasper Somsen Trio with André Ceccarelli (drums), Jean-Michel Pilc (piano) and Jasper Somsen (double bass), with the first part of their melodically empowered jazz album! Concerts in Wageningen and Bimhuis and a special audio-exposition at the University Wageningen
On the new album Under the Surface drummer Joost Lijbaart, singer Sanne Rambags and gitarist Bram Stadhouders search for the sound behind silence, in 11 improvisations resulting in a breathtaking meditative sound world!
Violinist Kees Hulsmann and pianist Marian Bolt have a lot to tell about Fritz Kreisler, as a violinist and as a composer! Watch an interview with Kees here and with Marian here
Challenge Records Int.
In 2015 it was Joris’s turn to invite the Japanese saxophonist for concerts in Holland and Belgium, ‘a bombardment of speed, technique, emotion and surprise’, according to Jazznu. Shortly after these concerts Joris travelled to Japan again to go into a recording studio with a ‘dream team” from Tokyo. The album TOKYO’S BAD BOYS, released in September 2016 on the Challenge Records label, was received with enthusiasm and was followed ...
In Under the Surface drummer Joost Lijbaart, singer Sanne Rambags and gitarist Bram Stadhouders search for the sound behind silence, in 11 improvisations resulting in a breathtaking meditative sound world! Concerts of the trio will be in Amsterdam on March 17 in Orgelpark, in Tilburg on March 26 in Nootstop and Eindhoven in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven on April 8 at the Blue Note Club sessions.