Joost Willemze (harp)
Dutch Classical Talent
The tragic love story of Orpheus and Eurydice has inspired countless artists. Joost Willemze now tells this story on the harp in a theatrical concert.
His unparalleled talent is reflected in the first prizes he won at international competitions. Willemze studied classical languages in addition to harp at the conservatory. In this performance his love for music and his love for Greek mythology come together. The jury also makes a link to antiquity: 'He plays the harp like a Greek god. With his serene appearance and stylized program he shows us how beautiful simplicity can be.'
'Beautiful, great sound and clear virtuosity.'
Dutch Classical Talent as a talent track, is a household name in the Dutch classical music world. Among the laureates of Dutch Classical Talent are many well-known names such as Tania Kross, Lavinia Meijer, Nora Fischer, Van Baerle Trio and the Berlage Saxophone Quartet. A jury of experts selects four top talents through auditions. These four young musicians develop in a coaching program and tour the twelve largest concert halls in the Netherlands to put their name on the map. Their programs are stimulating, topical, moving and spectacular. This year there's a varied mix, with a singer, a percussion duo, a pianist and a cellist. Here you can hear the top musicians of tomorrow.
This concert is part of the series de Zondagklassiekers
Che farò senza Euridice
De l’obscurité II
Orfeo: Passacaglia per arpa
Intermezzo op. 118/2
Pour le tombeau d’Orphée