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Bram Heemskerk

Dutchman Hannes Minnaar in pianofinal Elisabethcompetition Brussel

May 22, 2010 at 10:55 PM

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 the final on internet and here you can see back on video on demand 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.


From Bram Heemskerk
Posted on May 24, 2010 at 4:09 PM

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