“…Camiel Boomsma et un poète
du clavier…”
  Artamag, (FR)

Music has an inside, where one can find the essence.
Camiel Boomsma approaches every piece from this vision.
He looks for the deepest, the invisible, the elusive.
The innermost side of music.

Camiel Boomsma


Master pianist Camiel Boomsma is praised by press and public for his remarkable maturity, his extraordinary sound and unique touch. His playing emphasis on telling the musical story. Boomsma has performed worldwide at many major venues including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, St John’s Smith Square in London, Klavierfestival and Wagner Festspiele in Bayreuth, the series Master Pianist in Heerlen (NL), Schloss Elmau (DE) as well as in many key venues in China.

Boomsma has received great critical acclaim for his Wagner journey. His recordings for EtceteraRecords with Wagner transcriptions and Porazzi, published in 2015 and 2016, received excellent reviews in BBC Music magazine (5 stars), Diapason (4 stars), Trouw, NRC, De Volkskrant, Luister Magazine, Classica and many more, and have been broadcasted extensively by France Musique, Dutch radio 4, Hr2Kultur and ORF. His first CD with Challenge Records is dedicated to Chopin and Schubert and received rave reviews worldwide. Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant wrote: “Boomsma has velvet attached to his fingers!”

Camiel loves to play chamber music as well and he performs on a regular basis with master pianist Severin von Eckhardstein and violinist Gwendolyn Masin.

Read more about Camiel on his website www.camielboomsma.com

  • Release new album Camiel Boomsma The Innermost Side: Unfold

    This week saw the release of a new stunningly beautiful album by Camiel Boomsma.
    Two small portraits on classical radio4 Netherlands:

  • Camiel Boomsma’s new album release coming soon!

    In May 2019 Camiel recorded a new Schubert/Liszt album titled “The Innermost Side” : Unfold.
    It will be released on 14 September 2019, during a release party at the Concertgemaal in Amsterdam. The evening will be presented by Ab Nieuwdorp. This evening will also see a new première: Camiel’s docufilm The Innermost Side, with portraits of artists from all different arts about their search for the innermost side, the soul of arts.

  • Review Camiel Boomsma in de Groene

    De muziek is een klooster. Terwijl de openbare mening steeds brutaler echte kennis aan de laars lapt, verdiept een kleine groep uitverkorenen zich achter de schermen in het denken en voelen van begraven grootheden met recht van spreken. Daar zijn de pianisten, die na twee eeuwen, of bijna, Schubert en Chopin niet kunnen loslaten.

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  • Camiel Boomsma review concert Vlissingen

    New review for Camiel’s concert on 18-11-2018 in Vlissingen:
    “…If you didn’t have goose bumbs because of the cold, you would have after the incredibly subtle and natural interpretations of pianist Camiel Boomsma.  A full hall enjoyed his recital in MuZEEum Vlissingen…”

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  • CD Camiel Le Disque du Jour

    “…C’est aussi à la Sonate en si bémol que s’attaque Camiel Boomsma, dont le disques Liszt avaient montré la sonorité magique, et il attends tous les tourment que Marc-André Hamelin tient à distance.

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  • Camiel Boomsma Grachtenfestival Award

    Camiel Boomsma is nominated for the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam Award. This is a prestigious award for musicians who excel in their profession and are noted for their exceptional talent. The winner will be announced on the 15th August 2018 in Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam. The winner will be Artist in Residence for a year.

  • Highest rating Pizzicato LU for Camiel Boomsma

    …Wenn der holländische Pianist Camiel Boomsma mit Chopins Nocturne op. 9/1 seine CD beginnt, ist man sofort überwältigt von dem überaus feinen, samtigen und dynamisch aussergewöhnlich nuancierten Spiel.

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Wagner/Liszt - Isoldes Liebestod
Franz Schubert/ Sonata in B flat D960 II (live @TivoliVredenburg Utrecht)
Schubert/Liszt 'Gretchen am Spinnrade'

“…Boomsma hat einen, wunderbaren Anslag, eine tief atmende Gestaltungskraft und eine grossartige Kunst des Versenkens in Schuberts Musik der Stille, des Klagens, des Zweifelns, aber auch des Hoffens, die tief berürht…“ Pizzicato (LU)

“…Considered Holland’s most outstanding piano talent…” Schloss Elmau (DE)

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