Patricia performs with several string players of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra offering programs around a specific theme. For instance a Fairy-tale program, Clara Schumann en Johannes Brahms: tied by passion, The French (un)known…
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: “French (un)known”, compositions of Magnard, Casadesus, Fauré and Bréville. “Fairy-tale program”: Pohadka of Janacek and Tales of Medtner (piano solo) and a sonata of Weinberg. “Classic-Romantic”: works of Beethoven and Mendelssohn.
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”, and teaches at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam.
Piano trio with Junko Naito and Daniël Esser
Programs: “French chamber music”: a young Debussy, an unknown Labey and a surprising Ravel. “Around Schumann”: a Canon, the familar, heart-warming piano trio of Schumann, and a trio ascribed to the young Brahms.
About Junko Naito:
After her education at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music the Japanese violin player Junko Naito came to the Netherlands in 1996 to study at the Utrecht Conservatory with Viktor Liberman. She won the “O.E.K. soloist prize” in Japan in 1997 and made her début in the prestigious Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Junko gave a lot of performances with orchestras in Japan and Germany with the big classical repertoire. She can frequently be heard on NHK radio and NHK TV. As from 2002 Junko is group member of the first violin-group of the Royal Concertgebouworchestra.