Huijnen & Grotenhuis

Huijnen & Grotenhuis
april 14, 2016
  • Huijnen & Grotenhuijs “Souvenir” of Ladislav Kupkovic “was the reason for the first collaboration of Huijnen & Grotenhuis in 2012.
    This work for violin and accordion played Huijnen on her final exam in 1990 and the desire to play again meant a dazzling start for the duo.
    The unique combination of violin and accordion turns out to be a huge success, both instruments blend in with each other and the particular sound colours are second to none.
    Huijnen & Grotenhuis are continuously looking for repertoire that is editable for this specific combination. Their style is both expressive, virtuoso and swinging as playful and intimate. The duo extended their repertoire with works from all over the world. Folk music from the Balkans, German romanticism, Argentine tango and Gypsy music to contemporary works, composed especially for them.
    The release of the romantic oriented debut Cd “Dance” in autumn 2015 earned much publicity and was hailed by the national and international press. “Their performances are apart from compelling as well as taken care of into the details, “Huijnen & Grotenhuis heard what unsuspected beauties the combination of violin and accordion can lead”, “it is one breath and one body, one heart beat”, “Bloodshot sentiment and exuberant grace” and “breath taking”.
    For their version of L’Histoire du tango “by Astor Piazzolla a special arrangement was made for the duo with Symphony Orchestra that premiered in January 2016 with the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra.
    Huijnen, winner of the Oskar Back violin competition, is concertmaster of the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra, and worked as guest concertmaster with (inter)national orchestras and conductors such as the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders and The Sydney Symphony Orchestra with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Lorin Maazel, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Neville Marriner and many others. Furthermore, she gives audition training, is part of competition juries and is a regular on Dutch Radio 4 in “Discotable”.
    Grotenhuis is known as an Ambassador of her instrument.
    She played with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and as a soloist with the Nieuw Ensemble and Asko-Schönberg. Numerous new compositions were issued for Marieke by leading composers like Martijn Padding, Chiel Meijering, and Seung-Ah Oh.
    In 2012, she published her debut cd with works by Bach, Frescobaldi and Rihm. Grotenhuis is a professor at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and from 2015, artistic director of the Bach Festival Dordrecht.
  • Huijnen & Grotenhuijs “Souvenir” of Ladislav Kupkovic “was the reason for the first collaboration of Huijnen & Grotenhuis in 2012.
    This work for violin and accordion played Huijnen on her final exam in 1990 and the desire to play again meant a dazzling start for the duo.
    The unique combination of violin and accordion turns out to be a huge success, both instruments blend in with each other and the particular sound colours are second to none.
    Huijnen & Grotenhuis are continuously looking for repertoire that is editable for this specific combination. Their style is both expressive, virtuoso and swinging as playful and intimate. The duo extended their repertoire with works from all over the world. Folk music from the Balkans, German romanticism, Argentine tango and Gypsy music to contemporary works, composed especially for them.
    The release of the romantic oriented debut Cd “Dance” in autumn 2015 earned much publicity and was hailed by the national and international press. “Their performances are apart from compelling as well as taken care of into the details, “Huijnen & Grotenhuis heard what unsuspected beauties the combination of violin and accordion can lead”, “it is one breath and one body, one heart beat”, “Bloodshot sentiment and exuberant grace” and “breath taking”.
    For their version of L’Histoire du tango “by Astor Piazzolla a special arrangement was made for the duo with Symphony Orchestra that premiered in January 2016 with the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra.
    Huijnen, winner of the Oskar Back violin competition, is concertmaster of the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra, and worked as guest concertmaster with (inter)national orchestras and conductors such as the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders and The Sydney Symphony Orchestra with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Lorin Maazel, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Neville Marriner and many others. Furthermore, she gives audition training, is part of competition juries and is a regular on Dutch Radio 4 in “Discotable”.
    Grotenhuis is known as an Ambassador of her instrument.
    She played with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and as a soloist with the Nieuw Ensemble and Asko-Schönberg. Numerous new compositions were issued for Marieke by leading composers like Martijn Padding, Chiel Meijering, and Seung-Ah Oh.
    In 2012, she published her debut cd with works by Bach, Frescobaldi and Rihm. Grotenhuis is a professor at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and from 2015, artistic director of the Bach Festival Dordrecht.

 

Huijnen & Grotenhuis

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