Quirine Viersen & Vincent van Amsterdam
Quirine Viersen, cello
Vincent van Amsteram, accordion
Bach - Sonata in G minor
Stravinsky - Suite Italienne
Pärt - Pari Intervallo (solo accordion)
Pärt - Fratres
Saint-Saëns - Prière opus 158
Sun 25 Sep ’2212:00 uurSmall Hall
Famous cellist Quirine Viersen will play this piece with Vincent van Amsterdam, a very versatile virtuoso on the accordion, an instrument that can make virtually anything sound good. They combine it with Stravisnky's accessible neo-classical Suite italienne, some super-meditative music by Arvo Pärt and a sweet, melodious piece written by Saint-Saëns in 1919 meant as a protest against all rebellious modern music which was gaining popularity in those days.
Quirine Viersen was the first Dutch person to win a prize at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition. In 1994 she was awarded the Dutch Music Prize. She was a soloist with the Wiener Philharmonikr, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. But she loves playing chamber music as well, which she does with her own piano quartet.
After winning several prizes and awards, Vincent van Amsterdam and his accordion travelled the world. Looking at his repertoire shows his versatility: Bach and Scarlatti sit snugly alongside contemporary composers like Gubaidulina and tango music. Several Dutch composers, like Daan Manneke, have written for him. He doesn't just play solo, but loves chamber music as well. He and his sister Jeanine are a regular duo.