First performance of violin-piano duo in the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

31 maart 2006 – My latest piece, Three Dance Capriccios for violin and piano, has been written especially for young musicians Rosanne Philippens and Yuri van Nieuwkerk at the request of violin pedagogue Coosje Wijzenbeek, with kind support by the Dutch Fund for Creative Music Writing. The first performance, in a concert by Coosjes young Fancy Fiddlers, has been at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam during their exquisite Rembrandt-Caravaggio exhibition at one of the special ‘Friday Night’ programs offered by the museum. For the occasion, the Fiddlers’ programme consisted of ‘Dutch Masters’, featuring Hendrik Andriessen and Ton de Leeuw, whose beautiful Sonatina is played by Rosanne and Yuri along with my new piece. More information about that piece can be found here. A beautiful atmospheric recording has been made by Binaural.