This percussion duo is an excellent example of what distinguishes Dutch Classical Talent finalists from other musicians. Jose Miñarro Sánchez and Georgi Tsenov do not regard classical music as a neatly defined genre, but rather push the boundaries.
'One big percussion party and adrenaline rush ...
a theatrical experience'
The men are playing the marimba; or perhaps 'presenting a percussion party' is a better description, according to the jury of Dutch Classical Talent. The pair will play arrangements of well-known repertoire and new work. In a dazzling show they take you into the musical evolution of their instrument.
'One big percussion party and adrenaline rush! Jose and Georgi are an excellent match and know how to convey their enthusiasm to the audience like no other. We are no longer talking about a concert but a theatrical experience.'
Jury Dutch Classical Talent
Selection from Goldbergvariations
Mélisandes dood from Pelléas et Mélisande
As a talent trajectory, Dutch Classical Talent is a household name in the Dutch classical music world. Among the laureates of Dutch Classical Talent are numerous renowned names such as Tania Kross, Lavinia Meijer, Nora Fischer, Van Baerle Trio and the Berlage Saxophone Quartet. A jury 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 a varied mix, namely a singer, a percussion duo, a pianist and a cellist. Here you can hear the top musicians of tomorrow.
Jose Miñarro Sánchez, Georgi Tsenov