Trio for clarinet, violin and piano: concerts in run up to CD-recording

My beautiful Trio for violin, clarinet and piano will be performed a number of times in the near future ahead of a CD recording in April:

  • this Sunday 12 February between 10.00 and 11.00 on NPOKlassiek in the radio programme Spiegelzaal from the Concertgebouw;
  • on Saturday 18 February at the Vondelkerk in Amsterdam in a fine series of Bartók Salon Concerts (ticket sales here);
  • and finally on 2 April in the Kromme Rijn Concerts (the concert that had to be cancelled last year due to illness – ticket sales here).

A constant factor in these performances is masterpianist Bas Verheijden, who plays in Amsterdam with Emma Roijackers (violin, artistic director) and Stefan Woudenberg (clarinet) and in Bunnik with Nancy Braithwaite (clarinet, artistic director) and Amarins Wierdsma (violin). He will also record the piece with the latter – more on that later.
In both programmes, my piece accompanies Béla Bartók’s famous trio Contrasts. Where the Hungarian Bartók uses folk music from the Balkans, in my piece you will hear historical Dutch folk music (yes, a rarity in new classical music!) – alongside tango, gamelan and much more.