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Free the Piano

By Mahan Esfahani, Daria van den Bercken, Emer McDonough, Thomas Gould, Britten Sinfonia

Mathilde Wantenaar composed her Rhapsody for Piano and Strings specifically for Daria van den Bercken and Britten Sinfonia, as an answer to Bach's fifth Brandenburg Concerto. The world’s oldest and very youngest piano concerto on a single night – the Piano Biennial has commenced!

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Late Night: Shorts

By Mahan Esfahani, Daria van den Bercken, Yeol Eum Son

Three top pianists play their favorite groundbreaking work. The program features short pieces that have been revolutionary in music history, compositions that exemplify a new language in music.

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Showtime and serenity

By Enrico Pace

A lioness on the piano, a love-struck composer, and a virtuoso turning towards quietude. Enrico Pace is is the ideal interpreter for tonight’s program of Clara Schumann, Brahms and Liszt.

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Late Night: Echt Gebeurd

By Micha Wertheim en Piano Biënnale pianisten

Together with the team from the wildly popular podcast show 'Echt Gebeurd', we get to know more about the people on the piano bench, led by comedian Micha Wertheim, under the title A Long Story Short.

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Devilish fingers and pure poetry

By Jeremy Denk

'A pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs,' writes New York Times. His program has something for everyone.

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Money, money, money

By Phion, Yeol Eum Son, Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Hans Dagelet

A story about art and money, about two capricious personalities: Prokofiev and Mozart. Brilliant piano concertos played by brilliant pianists.

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Late Night: Rami Khalife

By Rami Khalifé

Rami Khalifé prefers a detour from the usual classical track. He sings, improvises, produces dance rhythms on the grand piano, alternating lyricism with rousing rhythms – as you haven't heard the piano before.

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Children’s workshop: Learn how to compose

By Stichting In de knop, Christiaan Kuyvenhoven

How do you make up music? And how do you actually write down a new song? You'll find out during this workshop!

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PianoFest

By David Kuyken, PianoFest en amateurpianisten

Attention to amateur pianists: step into the shoes of a real concert pianist and give a short performance on a Steinway grand piano in Concertgebouw de Vereeniging in Nijmegen.

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Free play on the organ

By Laurens de Man

Free play for the greatuncle of the piano: the organ. Laurens the man plays the very oldest surviving repertoire from the keyboard tradition up to Bartók.

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Liberating improvisations and masterpieces

By Gabriela Montero

Ultimate freedom: improvisation! World star Gabriela Montero ventures into this nineteenth-century practice, interspersed with Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Stravinsky.

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Abdel Rachman El Bacha Pianist Composer
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Money, money, money

By Phion, Yeol Eum Son, Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Hans Dagelet

A story about art and money, about two capricious personalities: Prokofiev and Mozart. Brilliant piano concertos played by brilliant pianists.

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Late Night: The quietude of John Cage

By Cédric Tiberghien

'An absolute masterpiece: metaphysical, philosophical. A true experience of meditation and self exploration’, Tiberghien calls John Cage's Sonatas & Interludes for prepared piano, also called the 'Goldberg Variations' of the 20th century.

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Children’s workshop: Learn how to compose

By Stichting In de knop, Christiaan Kuyvenhoven

How do you make up music? And how do you actually write down a new song? You'll find out during this workshop!

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Piano and friends: festive chamber music 

By Finghin Collins, Cédric Tiberghien, Ruysdael Kwartet

Brahms' Hungarian Dances for piano four hands and Dvořák's Piano Quintet - no better way to enter your Sunday than with festive chamber music!

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Music of the Future

By Olga Pashchenko

Olga Pashchenko thinks outside the box. It is not either/or, but both/and for this Russian keyboard virtuoso: early and new music, piano and fortepiano.

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Le sacre du printemps and El amor brujo

By Daria van den Bercken, Gerard Bouwhuis, Israel Galván

With his radical innovations, Israel Galván shakes flamenco to its foundations. He dances to Le sacre du printemps, one of the most groundbreaking works of the 20th century, in the version for two pianos.

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