Jan

31

Library of Congress, Washington DC

Asko Schonberg

Renée in Asko Schonberg

Een van de componisten met wie De Leeuw gedurende zijn lange carrière een intensieve relatie opbouwde, is de Hongaar György Kurtág. De Leeuws opname, met Asko|Schönberg, van Kurtágs volledige ensemblewerk werd jubelend onthaald en bekroond met een Edison Klassiek. Speciaal voor Reinbert de Leeuw maakte Olivier Cuendet een vrijere versie van Kurtágs meesterlijke …concertante… opus 42 uit 2003. Vanavond klinkt deze versie voor het eerst. Hartstochtelijke muziek, waarvoor Kurtág in 2006 de prestigieuze Grawemeyer Award kreeg.

Feb

23

15:00

Muziekkring Bathmen, Bathmen

Moving Rhtyhms

MOVING RHYTHMS

Accordeon, maar dan anders.
Bij TOEAC is het café aan de haven verder verwijderd dan ooit. 

En ze vallen ermee op! 

Met werken van Grieg, de Murashkin, Wammes, Beljon en Stravinsky.

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The classical accordion duo TOEAC consists of Renée Bekkers (1985) and Pieternel Berkers (1986). They studied at Fontys Academy of Music (Netherlands) where they both succeeded their Bachelor cum laude and at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with Geir Draugsvoll and James Crabb where they both succeeded Masters cum laude. At the moment they follow the soloist-class at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with Geir Draugsvoll.

TOEAC has been awarded several prizes: ‘Dutch Accordion-Competition’, ‘Prinses Christina-Concours’ (The Netherlands), ‘Grand-Prix International (France), ‘Premio Internazionale di Fisarmonica (Italy)’, ‘Grachtenfestival Conservatorium-Concours’ (The Netherlands), Vriendenkrans-concours/Het Debuut (The Netherlands) and Legatkonkurrencen (Denmark).

TOEAC played for several television programmes and radio programmes, national and international. Pieternel and Renée are also co-operating with other artists as conductors, writers, visual artists, live-electronic composers, documentarians, dancers and actors as o.a. Michael Schonwandt, Micha Hamel, Ernst van Tiel, Ed Spanjaard, Kader Abdollah, Regina van Berkel en duo Strijbos van Rijswijk. They worked with orchestras such as ‘het Radio Filharmonisch Orkest’, ‘Orkest de Volharding’, ‘het  Schönberg ensemble’, ‘het Nieuw Ensemble’, ‘het Malando Orkest’, ‘Metropole Orkest’ and ‘het Rotterdams Kamerorkest’. 

New compositions were written for them by G. Beljon, B.B. Skjelbred, C. Meijering, N. Huijbregts, B. de Murashkin, B. Richter, B. Skjelbred, E. Caine en N. Whiteman. Dobbelconcerto's were written by C. Farmakis and N. Ioakeim. 

TOEAC plays concerts in Indonesië, South-Africa, China, Canada, England, Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium, Czech Republic, Turkey and The Netherlands. Pieternel and Renée played at several famous festivals such as Cheltenham  Festival, Festival de Saintes, Festival van Vlaanderen, Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, Rheingau Festival, Festival Aardklop, Kultur im Kreis, etc. 

The first CD 'NORDIC MUSIC' appeared in 2012, recently the CD 'TOEAC pictures...' was released.

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