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GOLDBRUN Gesamtkunstwerk in Museum De Fundatie of Honing/Van der Linden

23-05-2018 GOLDBRUN Gesamtkunstwerk in Museum De Fundatie of Honing/Van der Linden

Yuri Honing has won a prestigious Edison Jazz Award 2018 which will be handed out to him in LantarenVenster in Rotterdam on July 6th 2018 for his album 'Goldbrun' together with his Acoustic Quartet. As a follow-up of the album he has set up a presentation in one of the museum halls of Museum De Fundatie in Zwolle together with Mariecke van der Linden. The opening of this presentation will be on September 22nd. In the hall one can see and ...

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New album and tour by Eric Vloeimans

26-01-2018 New album and tour by Eric Vloeimans

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 2014, with whom Eric has been performing for more than ...

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Conductor Ton Koopman wins Edison Classical Oeuvre Award

07-11-2017 Conductor Ton Koopman wins Edison Classical Oeuvre Award

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 album of Koopman will be released together with the Amsterdam Baroque ...

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Three Edison Classical nominations for Challenge Classics

13-10-2017 Three Edison Classical nominations for Challenge Classics

The Edison Nominations have been announced. Dutch pianist Hannes Minnaar has been nominated for the Edison Audience Award with his Gabriel Faure album. You can vote for this album: here Furthermore horn player Rob van de Laar has been nominated in the Category ' The Debut' with his album 'Heartfelt' and conductor James Gaffigan and the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in the Category 'The Orchestra' for the album with Prokofiev's Symphonies 1 & 5.  

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Jan Willem de Vriend will be the new Premier Chef Invité of the Orchestre National de Lille

13-09-2017 Jan Willem de Vriend will be the new Premier Chef Invité of the Orchestre National de Lille

For the next three years, Jan Willem de Vriend will take the position as the Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestre National de Lille; an orchestra which according to De Vriend is not only unique by itself, but also has a unique audience and a unique concert hall. He will be leading the orchestra along with the principal conductor Alexandre Bloch. De Vriend made his debut at the orchestra last season, and he instantly knew how to win over the hearts ...

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Linus Roth wins ECHO Klassik 2017

28-07-2017 Linus Roth wins ECHO Klassik 2017

Yesterday the Deutsche Phono-Akademie announced violinist Linus Roth as the winner of the ECHO Klassik 2017 in the category “Konzerteinspielung 19. Jahrhundert” ("Concerto recording 19th century"). He receives the award for his album of the Violin Concertos by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky with the London Symphony Orchestra under the conductor Thomas Sanderling, released on Challenge Classics. This years´ glamorous ECHO Klassik Gala evening will take place on October 29th in the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. This album is one of many Linus Roth ...

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Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto also separately available on one cd

16-06-2017 Beethoven

Of course you have spotted it already: the new 3-cd box with the complete piano concertos of Ludwig van Beethoven performed by pianist Hannes Minnaar, the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jan Willem de Vriend. The only thing that was missing, after the first two albums in this series, was the Third Piano Concerto, and now the recordings are complete and put together in a fine box, but the concerto is also available separately! Because of circumstances the production of this ...

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Debut album ''Interchange'' by the Floris Kappeyne Trio

02-06-2017 Debut album

We are proud to announce this young talented Dutch trio's debut album, Interchange. The album is out now!  The Floris Kappeyne Trio was set up in 2015 by the pianist. In the past two years, the trio consisting of separate Prinses Christina Concours winners (2012) has made audiences smile with their witty arrangements of old jazz standards. Next to winning the Prinses Christina Concours they are winners of the Gigstarter Talent Award 2016. This prize is part of the of the yearly Red Light District Jazz ...

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Hannes Minnaar plays Beethoven's Five Pianoconcertos

02-06-2017 Hannes Minnaar plays Beethoven

Over a period of three years, pianist Hannes Minnaar recorded all five of Ludwig van Beethoven's piano concertos together with The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra led by Jan Willem de Vriend. So far, two single volumes had been issued: one including Concertos Nos. 4 & 5, which was acclaimed by Gramophone as: "beginning a Beethoven cycle with the Fourth and Fifth Concertos is a bold move but one that pays off in all sorts of ways", and one volume including Concertos ...

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Wagner's overwhelming final opera available on BluRay and DVD

23-05-2017 Wagner

Pierre Audi's setting of Parsifal is undoubtedly the pinnacle of his series of Wagner operas with the Dutch National Opera. A cast of top soloists, accompanied by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra led by Iván Fischer, presents the story of Parsifal's quest for the holy grail. This production, which is a collaboration between Audi and the renowned artist Anish Kapoor, had its premiere in 2012, and after a successful reprise in 2016 the video registration of this enthralling opera is now ...

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Album release tour Holland, April 2017 Tokyo’s Bad Boys

08-03-2017 Album release tour Holland, April 2017 Tokyo’s Bad Boys

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 by an extensive tour in Japan. Now is the time for ...

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Joost Lijbaart, Sanne Rambags and Bram Stadhouders: 'Under the Surface'

08-03-2017 Joost Lijbaart, Sanne Rambags and Bram Stadhouders:

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.

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