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premiere of the contemporary forte piano

premiere of the contemporary forte piano

What started out as a very small idea, now after one-and-a-half year of hard work came to it's official premiere. just last month we had the privilege of performing at the big hall of the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ (Holland's concerthall for 21st century music) with the brandnew project 'the contemporary forte piano'. Besides enjoying to play the Steinway l believe that the forte piano is a very interesting instrument that propells me into a new artistic direction. In daily life not being a classical performer, l see myself challenged to improvise on this instrument with classical music and combine it with my new compositions that l'm writing now. Besides these two angles, l also enjoy very much finally being able to play an instrument that sounds like the Santur, without me having to learn a complete new instrument. Maybe you think it totally sucks, but make up your mind yourself, here are two youtube links to the concert, let me know how you like it!
This is us playing Bach, and this is us playing my original work for forte piano
concert agenda
new album out now!

The contemporary fortepiano