Sasha Witteveen

Dutch Classical Talent

11.12.2022 Dutch Classical Talent - Sasha Witteveen

Sasha Witteveen takes the listener from the darkness to the light. She quotes Martin Luther King as the theme or structure for her concert: 'Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can.' You achieve this, for example, by a dramatic transition from minor to major. She lets her double bass speak about loss and comfort, captivity and freedom, injustice and honesty, sarcasm and humor, drama and love. At 19, she is the youngest finalist ever. The jury: "Her decisiveness and determination are impressive, she knows exactly what she wants. Her fingers race across the strings without fear, taming her instrument.”

This concert is part of the series de Zondagklassiekers

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.

Sun 11 Dec 2022
Theater aan het Vrijthof:
Price € 17.50
Classical - Chamber music
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Including coffee and pie beforehand

Dutch Classical Talent - Sasha Witteveen Dutch Classical Talent - Sasha Witteveen


Dimitri N. Smirnov
’…into the light’’ Sonata for double bass & piano

Xavier Dubois Foley
’The Falling Seagull’’ for solo double bass

Sergej Rachmaninov
Elegie Op. 3 No. 1

David Anderson
Seven Double Bass Duets 
Kibbles & Kibitz 
Parade of the Politically Prudent Pigs 
Rush Hour 
Schgweik Fahrt 
Blew Cheeze 
Gustav’s 11 O’Clock Dance

Calliope Tsoupaki

Giovanni Bottesini
Variations on ‘’Nel cor più non mi sento’’ from Paisiello’s La Molinara

Double bass

Sasha Witteveen
Jose David Ospina Gaviria 



Jorian van Nee