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World premiere string quartet Willem Wander van Nieuwkerk by the Škampa Quartet

28 february 2015

Dutch composer Willem Wander van Nieuwkerk will have his first string quartet 'Moravian Souls' performed for the very first time on Tuesday March 17th 2015 in the Broederkerk in Zeist by the Škampa Quartet for which it was especially written.

More performances are to follow, e.g. in Enschede (March 19th) and Ede (March 22nd). Broadcasting company MAX will record the Ede concert to be broadcast during the Radio 4 Evening Concert on Wednesday March 25th 2015.

For more details see the Willem Wander van Nieuwkerk website.

This PDF offers more information about 'Moravian Souls'. 

Amsterdam Chamber Soloists to be 'Ensemble in Residence' at Cultuurkoepel Heiloo

14 february 2015

acs 1For the next two years the Amsterdam Chamber Soloists will be 'Ensemble in Residence' at the Cultuurkoepel in Heiloo, a spectacular and impressive room, formerly the St. Willibrordus Chapel which was recently turned into a concert hall. A new cultural hotspot in the Netherlands!

This residency will offer the ensemble possibilities for concert series “at home” as well as for experimenting with bold ways of programming, video recording etc.

On Sunday March 1st 2015 at 3 pm the Amsterdam Chamber Soloists will present themselves for the first time in Heiloo. Admittance is free!

For details see the websites of the Amsterdam Chamber Soloists and the Cultuurkoepel Heiloo.

New to Squire Artists:  Amsterdam Chamber Soloists

12 december 2014

The Amsterdam Chamber Soloists first came to public attention in 2010 at the 'Vriendenkrans' competition run by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In their many performances since then they have earned a reputation for adventurous programming and fiery interpretations.
Their repertoire includes classic works by Mozart, Brahms, Strauss and Dvořák, as well as the less well known gems of composers such as Escher, Turina and Pēteris Vasks.

Recital Ishay Shaer in The Hague great success !

4 November 2014

Ishay Shaer

The Opening Concert of the 2014/15 International Piano Series in the Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague by Ishay Shaer on Sunday 2 November was very well received by an enthousiastic audience.

One of the visitors wrote on Facebook:"Concert recital by Ishay Shaer. A brilliant performance of among other works Bach Partita No 1, Beethoven Sonata Op 101 and Schumann Etudes Symphoniques. Standing ovation by most enthusiastic audience. A true virtuoso performance! Bravissimo!!!."

Review H&S International Chamber Music Festival 2014

7 october 2014


from the press 

"We musicians sell in fact emotions. Therefore it is vital to know exactly what we are doing and to what end" (Isabelle van Keulen). In his inspiring masterclasses Henk Guittart showed the young Gerhard Quartet how to implement this. For example by having second violin and cello change places so that counterparts are strengthened. An exploration resulting in well-finished, confident performances of Webern's Langsamer Satz, a tasteful Haydn Quartet and Ravel's famous string quartet.

“Israeli supertalent Ishay Shaer's piano recital contained a Partita by Bach, a late Beethoven Sonata and, most strikingly, Debussy's three Images (book 1) and Un Bal, an adaptation by Liszt of part of his Symphony Fantastique. In Images he got to the colourful and rhythmic essence by the full force of his imagination and the use of pedal. He ended by demonstrating his amazing technical mastery in Un Bal.”

“Saturday night offered pure magic and elation. An amalgamation of thoughts, poetic, orgastic, explosive........one is at a loss as to the conclusive word. Wonderful the smooth and sensitive way in which pianist Shaer fitted into the beautiful sound of the Bennewitz Quartet in Brahms's Piano Quintet. And then the unforgettable experience of Mendelsohn's orchestral Octet! A violin concerto starring Jakub Fišer.”

De Stentor - Henk Slik, 6 October 2014