Summer concerts The Hague String Trio

The Hague String Trio upcoming concerts:
26 June 2021, at 16.00 hours, Amersfoort (NL), Aegtenkapel
27 June 2021, at 14.00 and 16.00 hours, Almere (NL), Goede Rede Concerten
4 July 2021, at 11.00 hours, Zaandam (NL), Muziekhaven

Ten Songs of Change Sacred Tour: Maya Fridman and Marion von Tilzer

Maya Fridman, cello en vocals
Marion von Tilzer, piano


30 juli 20.00 uur De Duif, Amsterdam*
6 augustus 17.00 en 19.00 uur He Hua Tempel Amsterdam*
8 augustus 14.00 en 16.00 uur Het Kloosterhuis, Sambeek
14 augustus 16.00 en 19.00 uur Nieuw Sion, Diepenveen
15 augustus 14.00 uur Soefi Tempel, Katwijk
19 augustus 17.00 en 19.00 uur Vredeskerkje Bergen
27 augustus 19.00 en 21.00 uur Lutherse Kerk, Maastricht
29 augustus 14.00 en 16.00 uur Synagoge, Delft

*with live calligraphy by Loi-Che Rakhorst.

Tickets € 15 (Duif Amsterdam € 20 and Synagoge Delft € 17,50 incl. consumption)
Via: Mary Kaptein Management, or 06-22977189 (Duif Amsterdam via eventbrite)
Payments by PIN or cash.

Metamorphoses 5 years!

Metamorphoses 5 years!
This month we celebrate the 5th anniversary of Metamorphoses. They have toured in Netherlands, UK and Spain and hopefully they can continue with their concerts this summer – after more than a year silence. Many concerts are plannend in UK, Netherlands and they start this summer in Spain. They are also very much looking forward to go to Russia for some concerts coming season.
Last season should have seen the world première of Theo Loevendie’s piece METAMORF, which was specially written for them, but this has been moved forward to the 2021/22 season.
Here’s a video to celebrate their 5th anniversary:

Jean Johnson at Wigmore Hall

Jean Johnson will perform at Wigmore Hall on the 12th March 2021, to celebrate Steven Osborne’s 50th birthday!
This concert will be live streamed on this website in HD and will be available on demand for 30 days after the date of the concert.
For more information, visit Wigmore Hall’s website:

Review Reflections album

“…Amidst these dark days, this wonderful CD uplifts the soul. The programming of the collection – like its content and performance – is sensitive, imaginative, and commendable…”

– Martin Slidel
Slidel Classical Reviews

Read the whole review here:

Leo Melvin joins Villiers Quartet

We are delighted to announce that cellist Leo Melvin has joined the Villiers Quartet!
Leo is London-born and graduated with honours from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he studied on full scholarship, with Richard Lester. Leo also studied in Hamburg, Germany with professors Kleif Carnarius, Claudio Bohorquez and Troels Svane. He has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra, given solo and chamber recitals across the UK, and he also teaches cello and piano in London.
Leo has performed several Concerti (including Dvorak, Schumann, Haydn D and Brahms Double) with various orchestras such as Sinfonia D’Amici and Kings Sinfonietta and recorded a solo cello track for Howard Goodall’s CD release ‘Enchanted Voices.’ In October 2013, Leo was invited to play with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe on their Academy Program and has performed with the orchestra in Dijon.

Leo comments “I am really honoured and hugely excited to join the Villiers Quartet. I have worked for some years now as an orchestral musician and a teacher, but all the while I was playing chamber music with friends and colleagues and it was always my favourite thing to do. I have dreamed of being in a professional chamber group for some ten years now, and despite finally achieving my goal at such a difficult time for professional music-making I am still extremely excited and feel so privileged to work on and perform such great music with such wonderful musicians as the members of the Villiers Quartet. In short, I’m ecstatic to be here and can’t wait to get to work!”

Matangi Quartet nominated for International Classical Music Award 2021

International Classical Music Award Nomination
Matangi Quartet’s Album VII LW, with Haydn’s composition ‘Die Sieben Letzen Worte’, has been nominated for an International Classical Music Award. Earlier, the CD received the Luister 10 and a Supersonic award, supported by beautiful reviews:

“Nuances in dynamics and colour, subtle phrasing, expressive pauses let the music appear in all its significance, without any exaggeration, always tasteful and with an excellent knowledge of the appropriate performing style. All this makes this release another reference recording of one of the greatest works of quartet literature.” (Remy Franck)

(VII-LW is released on Matangi Music)
Thanks to Bert van der Wolf, Martijn van der Wolf, Christel Drees, Marcel van den Broek (Oak-Studio), [PIAS], de Doelen.

Other artists nominated in this category: Quatuor Ébène, Tabea Zimmermann, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Meta4, G. Capuçon, G. Kremer