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Maxim Shalygin composes Severade for 9 cellos & sound sculpture: ‘At first I had no idea what to do with all those new instruments’

The Ukrainian-Dutch composer Maxim Shalygin has established himself firmly in our Dutch musical life with his adventurous pieces. Last October, his choral work While Combing Your Hair, dedicated to the Belarusian dissident Maria Kaleshnikava, was a great success. In September, … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Composer Maxim Shalygin honours Belarusian dissident Maria Kalesnikava in ‘While Combing Your Hair’

In 2011, Maxim Shalygin  (Ukraine, 1985) came to the Netherlands to study composition with Cornelis de Bondt and Diderik Wagenaar at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. He never left and has meanwhile acquired a firm position in Dutch musical … Continue reading

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#Corona-classics 2: Maxim Shalygin: growling & screeching saxophones on CD ‘Todos los fuegos el fuego’

A rainy day in #corona quarantine seems the ideal moment to listen to a CD about fire. So I slide Todos los fuegos el fuego by the Ukrainian-Dutch composer Maxim Shalygin into my laptop. ‘All fires the fire’ is named … Continue reading

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Maya Fridman: Prokofiev’s Fiery Angel with hardrock attitude

The Russian-Dutch Maya Fridman (Moscow, 1989) plays classical and contemporary music as well as rock, jazz, folk and flamenco. Communication with the audience is her most important goal, so why limit herself to a particular style or genre? The website … Continue reading

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Cellist Maya Fridman: ‘The best thing about making music is communicating with my audience’.

The cellist Maya Fridman was born in 1989 in Moscow, where she developed into a child prodigy. Already while studying at the Schnittke College she won the first prize of the International Festival of Slavic Music. In 2010 she moved … Continue reading

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Gaudeamus Muziekweek: de piep-knor definitief voorbij?

De Gaudeamus Muziekweek lijkt het stadium van doorwrochte, maar publieksonvriendelijke ‘piep-knor’ definitief achter zich te hebben gelaten. Het gerenommeerde festival voor nieuwe muziek brengt in vijf dagen tijd 129 composities uit 32 landen. Asko|Schönberg en Cappella Amsterdam trapten woensdag 6 … Continue reading

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De 5 concerten die je niet wilt missen in Gaudeamus Muziekweek

Liefst 175 partituren van componisten uit 28 landen moest de driekoppige jury van de Gaudeamus Muziekweek beoordelen. Vijf van de inzenders werden genomineerd en strijden om de felbegeerde Gaudeamus Award, die zondag 11 september wordt uitgereikt na afloop van het … Continue reading

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Panorama de Leeuw XII plaatst Aktie Notenkraker in context van zijn tijd

Hoe nuttig en noodzakelijk was de beruchte Aktie Notenkraker op 17 november 1969? Die vraag beantwoordde ik gisteren op de Concertzender in de twaalfde aflevering van Panorama de Leeuw, een kroniek van de hedendaagse muziek in Nederland aan de hand van … Continue reading

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