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19 Nov 2014

I think I was seven when I got my first library card - old enough (at least in my opinion) to start reading "real books" (those being the ones that don't consist mainly of pictures). The first aforementioned real book I read was C.S. Lewis' "The Silver Chair" - in Dutc...

19 Nov 2014

So, Philip Glass. Not exactly a challenge for any pianist, but made very interesting indeed by the choreography made to it - it's always wonderful to work with dancers. 

"Solo Piano" (1989) is an album of piano music composed by Philip Glass. It was produced by Kurt Mun...

19 Nov 2014

A couple of years ago, I heard this piece performed, and then didn't rest until I'd hunted down a copy of it.


The only one I could find was the rather fancy "Limited Edition" printed by Breitkopf & Härtel in 2002 - pretty green hardcover, gold lettering, the works - wh...

14 Oct 2014

I’m sure some of you’ll have seen the Facebook update regarding one of the pieces I played last Sunday. For those who didn’t – it very subtly encouraged me to premiere a week-old piece by announcing to the world that it was finished and pondering whether or not I’d be...

10 Oct 2014

And so, after two(ish) weeks of rehearsal, we came to performance day, and it was awesome.


Our final “normal” rehearsal had been Wednesday night, in which the Grand Finale was choreographed – to my singing the piece, because the dancers needed a mirror to do the actual...

4 Oct 2014

It has been hinted at already, in the cheerful little “next performance” box on the right-hand side of my home page – a concert will be given in De Regentenkamer, The Hague, on Sunday the 12th of October 2014.


And not just any concert.


A concert featuring the works of...

26 Sep 2014

It is now both officially and meteorologically autumn, and so I can say with one hundred percent accuracy that the new rehearsal season has started.


Cue the head cold.


But of course.


Anyway. New rehearsal season! Most prominently, rehearsals with no less than three fab...

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