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Voorlinden Classic

Young talent pays tribute to classical masters on the first Monday morning of the month; that is the concept of Voorlinden Classic. The concerts are held in the museum’s auditorium and after the concert, you can visit the exhibitions. The programme of Voorlinden Classic is partly made together with the Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument.

Tickets are 30 euros including entrance to the museum and can only be bought online:

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9.15 am Restaurant open
9.30 am Cloakroom in the museum open
9:40 am Auditorium open
10 am Concert starts
11 am End of concert
Afterwards you can visit the museum.


Monday 1 July 2024

At the age of five, Yang Yang Cai got her first piano lessons from Noor Relijk. She later studied with Jan Wijn and grew to become an award-winning piano talent. For instance, she won the Nationaal Concours Jong Muziektalent and prestigious Grand Prix Youri Egorov in the international YPF Piano Competition. In 2023, she released her international debut album La Leggierrezza featuring Liszt’s piano works. At Voorlinden, she plays Chopin and Stravinsky.

Yang Yang Cai (Photo: Allard Willemse)

Previously in this series

Monday 6 May 2024

Matteo Myderwyk trained as a classical pianist, but soon broke away from old musical heroes such as Bach, Liszt and Messiaen. He dived into the world of free-jazz and learned to improvise with different types of instruments. Now he breaks with traditions and invents his own neo-classical compositions. He now has seven albums to his name, including the most recent Veluwe Suite, for which he was nominated for an Edison. At Voorlinden, he will play his compositions A brief nostalgia (2023) and Renaissance (2024).

Matteo Myderwyk (photo: Lisa Hussaarts)

Monday 11 September 2023*

Behind the brand new concert grand piano of Steinway & Sons three young talents can take place:

Alexandra Kaptein already won the Jugend musiziert piano competition in Germany at the age of 6. This was followed by a long series of national and international piano competitions throughout Europe. She is currently following a master’s degree at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. At Voorlinden, she plays Gute Nacht and Der Lindenbaum by Franz Schubert/Franz Liszt and Piano Sonata Nr. 3 in f, Op. 14 and Allegro brillante by Robert Schumann.

Ischico Velzel likes to take you into the world of classical music and makes adventurous connections with other genres and disciplines. She obtained her master’s degree at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and at the Conservatori Superieur de Música del Liceu and won the Lamond Prize. She plays at Voorlinden El Puerto by Isaac Albéniz, Prelude and Capriccio by Arno Babajanian and Sonata Nr. 1 by Zara Levina.

Kasper Schonewille followed Mendelssohn’s footsteps in Great Britain and released his debut CD and booklet Mendelssohn in Scotland and Wales in 2023. He obtained his master’s degree at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule in Düsseldorf and plays Fantaisie ou Caprice Op. 16 and ll. Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn and Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante Op. 22 by Frederic Chopin

Alexandra Kaptein (photo: Alex Schroder), Ischico Velzel and Kasper Schonewille

Monday 6 November 2023*

Clarinet and string quartet; one of the most magical chamber music ensembles one can find. Clarinettist Gerbrich Meijer is a finalist of Dutch Classical Talent and is studying for her soloist diploma at the Royal Conservatory in Copenhagen. Together with the ADAM Quartet, which is accompanied by Marc Danel at the Dutch String Quartet Academy (NSKA), she will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s famous clarinet quintet. They will also perform works by the British-African Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and the African-American Florence Price. These modern-classical composers wrote beautiful music at the end of the 19th and early 20th century, but then unjustly fell into oblivion.

Gerbrich Meijer and the ADAM Quartet (photo: Juri Hiensch)

Monday 4 December 2023*

Lucie Horsch won the Dutch Music Prize and is known as an ambassador for the recorder. She also obtained her bachelor’s degree in piano and made her debut as a singer last year, for which she is now taking a master’s degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. At Voorlinden she shows her versatility. With Ramon van Engelenhoven at the piano, she performs an exuberant collection of folk songs in 5 different languages, including works by Brahms, Debussy, De Falla and Bartók.

Lucie Horsch and Ramon van Engelenhoven (photo: Marco Borggreve)

Monday 8 January 2024*

Joost Willemze is one of the greatest Dutch harp talents. With his beautiful sound and clear virtuosity, he has won a large number of prizes in recent years at international harp competitions from Portugal to Wales, and from New York to South Korea. At Voorlinden he brings a special selection, with Fantasia Nr. 3 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (arr. Julia Rovinsky), Pièce Symphonique by Henriette Renié, Northern Wind by Uri Brener and Le Jardin Mouillé by Jacques de la Presle.
The Animato Quartet is one of the most promising string quartets in the Netherlands. It is known for its intense and powerful playing and great stage presence. In their programs, the four musicians combine classical works from the string quartet repertoire as well as contemporary compositions, some of which have been specially created for them. At Voorlinden they play String Quartet No. 1 in g by Edvard Grieg.

Joost Willemze and the Animato Quartet (photos: Marco Borggreve)

Monday 5 February 2024*

The Dianto Reed Quintet consists of five young Spanish reed players. By combining clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, saxophone and oboe, this ensemble has a variety of timbres and a unique sound full of energy and surprises, with a strong interaction between the musicians and the audience. The quintet won the First Prize at the Grachtenfestival Concours and the audience prize during Dutch Classical Talent 22/23 with Identidades: la magia del duende. You can experience this performance full of Spanish music, with fragments by poet Federico Garcia Lorca, at Voorlinden. It is an invitation to experience the duende, a feeling of melancholy, flow or inspiration.

Dianto Reed Quintet (photo: Marco Borggreve)

Monday 11 March 2024*

The Dutch-Portuguese MAAT Saxophone Quartet won Prémio Jovens Músicos, the most prestigious classical music competition in Portugal, and the Dutch Classical Talent Award 2022. Under the direction of Marc Danel, the ensemble adapts the traditional string quartet repertoire for saxophone at the Netherlands String Quartet Academy. In Voorlinden, they bring their new project,  No one is too small. in which they call for action against climate change. In this immersive concert experience, they fuse drawings by Bonairean artist Adriana Oliveira with contemporary music by the young composers Peter Vigh, Camiel Jansen, Frieda Gustavs, Camila Menino, Ana Roque and Luís Tinoco.

MAAT Saxophone Quartet (photo: Sofia Pinto)

Monday 1 April 2024*

Award-winning harpist Marleen de Bakker performs regularly as a soloist and in chamber music settings. She is also in great demand as an orchestral harpist and plays regularly with, for example, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, North Netherlands Orchestra and Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. At Voorlinden, she will play a solo for harp by Nino Rata and by Benjamin Britten.

The four young, ambitious and passionate string players of the Felix Quartet found each other in their common love for chamber music. Together, they create a unique voice in chamber music with their virtuosic, intimate and fiery performance. Previously, the string quartet performed together with the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Academy of the Royal Concertgebouw during their studies. At Voorlinden, they will play work by Shostakovich and Beethoven.

Felix Quartet (photo: Milagro Elstak), Marleen de Bakker (photo: Nike Martens)

* Organised in collaboration with Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument.