May 2010

Dutchman Hannes Minnaar 3th in pianofinal Elisabethcompetition Brussel

May 30, 2010 15:39

The Dutch pianist Hannes Minnaar (with whom I played 2th pianoconcerto of Shostakovitsch) has won the 3th prize of the Elisabeth competition. Here a piece Ravel of the semi's (3 times I could not keep it dry) and final Beethoven (also this movement moves me) I saw both life:

Hannes also play violin:

OK joke:

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Dutchman Hannes Minnaar in pianofinal Elisabethcompetition Brussel

May 22, 2010 15:55

From monday 24 may till 29 may the final for piano is held in Brussel. I was on both semi's of the Dutch pianist Hannes Minnaar. Last year I played with him with an amateurorchestra  the 2th piano concerto of Shostakovits. I also saw his conservatory exam (10) with Miriors of Ravel.On Youtube here an old version of Richter:

Here you can see http://www.cmireb.be/en/ the final on internet http://video.cmireb.be/live and here you can see back on video on demand http://video.cmireb.be/vod for example Hannes Minnaar if you fill in his name on candidates and go to 12 may the second half of his performance for Ravel. I could congratulate him at 1.30 and layed in my bed at 3.45, but the next day all finalconcerts seem sold out. That is a pity. So I cannot see him in the final. Last year I could get cards for the monday and tuesday of the violinfinal after the semi's. 2 girls in the final and 7 Asians. Hannes Minnaar is the 4th person from the Netherlands in the final after violinists Theo Olof (4th)+ Kees Kooper (12th) in 1951 and pianist Rian de Waal (7th) in 1983. So it feels like the Netherlands in the EK- or WKfinal with soccer, a rarity.

 

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The media exposure of Janine Jansen

May 20, 2010 03:35

Some people manage to focus attention on themself. Apart of being a great violinist Janine Jansen manage to be in every tv-show in the Netherlands. Perhaps her colleague André Rieu is more popular. Here with Roger Moore on tv (will she be the next Bond-girl?)

 

 

 

 

Now you see her on a tankstation with her latest cd between all pop-artists and classical singer Cecilia Bartoli. You can get those cd's by buying petrol.

She made a glossy with an interview with Sting (of the Police):

And than suddenly you see her again in a busstation to promote the tourist information. Oh no not again  Perhaps some people will become Janine Jansen-tired but her aim is to promote classical music for an as broad as possible public. She has I think a lot of succes in that. Her activities and manifestations are not only in concerthalls. Some people will think: Oh, is there only 1 violinist in the Netherlands (except 3/4-bar violinist André Rieu) who focus all attention on her. Who will push this violinqueen from the throne?  What will be her next publicity-step? Playing together with André Rieu in his castle in a soccerstation?

 

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2 violins in my band life at a school during a poet-evening

May 13, 2010 10:11

I played with my band (bass, guitar, drums, trumpet, 4 singers, keyboard, 2 violins) in a school during a poet-evening.

After 3.44 minutes you can see me  here above with another violinist in close-up, after 5.55 minutes the violinintro for the reggae-song begins.

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Don't talk/play when the conductor is talking

May 7, 2010 15:58

Don't talk/play when the conductor is talking. It could harm your violin+ bow:

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