Chamber music

Patricia performs with several string players of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra offering programs around a specific theme. For instance a Beethoven program, a program with music of Polish composers, a program with works by Clara Schumann en Johannes Brahms: “Tied by Passion”.

Violin-piano duo with Marleen Asberg

Program: “Clara Schumann-Wieck and Johannes Brahms: attached by passion and music” with the first violin-piano sonata of Brahms, Romanzen of Clara Schumann-Wieck, Soirées musicales of Clara Schumann-Wieck for piano solo and “Fantansiestücke” of Robert Schumann.

About Marleen Asberg:

Marleen started playing the violin at the age of 7 and studied with Herman Krebbers in Amsterdam. She won several prizes and was finalist on the Oscar Back concours. Marleen plays a lot of chamber music in various ensembles. She is concert master of the famous Ebony Band and performed and recorded on CD many unknown compositions with this ensemble. For many years already she is playing in the first violin-group of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Next to this very busy career Marleen now often performs great, well-known works, and plays chamber music as much as possible. “This is a necessity for me: a musician in an orchestra must always follow the conductor. Chamber music provides me with the opportunity to sounding my own voice, and form a personal interpretation together with the other members of the ensemble”.

Cello-piano duo with Daniel Esser

Programs: a Beethoven program with 3 sonatas by Beethoven (2020 is the Beethoven-year); “French (un)known”, compositions of Magnard, Casadesus, Fauré and Bréville. “Classic-Romantic”: works of Beethoven and Chopin.

About Daniël Esser:

Daniel Esser studied cello with Tibor de Machula and Jean Decroos, and composition with Robert Heppener at the Music lyceum in Amsterdam. In 1980 he won the first prize with the Amsterdam Piano Trio on the international Piano Trio Competition in Colmar (France), followed by many trips abroad. As from 1979 he is playing in the Royal Concertgebouworchestra, and as from 1990 in the Ebony Band. Now Daniel is performing with many different ensembles often presenting works of less well-known composers like Bréville, Widor and Pierné. He is co-composer of the series “Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouworchestra”.

Piano trio with Marleen Asberg and Daniël Esser

Program: “Polish (late) Romantics”

An interesting program with a sonata by Chopin (cello-piano), a short piece by Wieniawski, Preludes by Shostakowitch (whose ancestors were Polish) and the piano trio written by Weinberg.

With the Erard Ensemble:

Mendelssohn’s Overture The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) as arranged for piano 4-hands, violin and cello by C. Burchard.