On Saturday Merel performed Brahms’ beautiful Violin Concerto with the Symphony Orchestra SOB under baton of Paul van der Reijden. Here’s a short videoclip from the performance:
Merel will perform the same concerto twice more this month, with the Nijmeegs Studentenorkest under the baton of Quentin Clare on the 15th and 18th of December.
Does listening to music make you smarter?
The “Mozart Effect” project has seen its premiere at the Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam last week. It has been very well received, and the festival made a short video report about it: (in Dutch)
Merel has presented her research on emotional responses to music in advertising (an electrodermal activity study) at the Ninth Triennal Conference of the Europeon Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music in Manchester: Escom2015. It was received very well, and the abstract is available upon request.
Live TV broadcast from the Amsterdam Tropentheater: Mirovia Quartet + Michael Gieler (KCO) and Anton Spronk (winner Cellobienale). Strauss, Webern and Brahms on the programme. 20 august at 21:30, NPO Cultura.
Ravel’s exhilarating Duo for Violin and Cello is now out on the Just Listen label! Merel recorded the Allegro and Tres Vif of this Sonata with Georgian cellist Ketevan Roinishvili in the highest possible audio format, DSD. You can find the recording on the album “8 ensembles in 1 bit”. Enjoy!
This Autumn Merel will perform the beautiful violin concerto by Johannes Brahms with both the Symfonieorkest BBS and the Nijmeegs Studentenorkest. Performances will be on the 28th of November and the 15th and 18th of December and venues will include De Vereeniging concert hall in Nijmegen.
Today Merel recorded a new composition by Willem Jeths, based on a short, very dark story by Kaatje Kaaij. Brilliant music that fits extremely well with the character of the story. It will be on air tomorrow (March 11) at 18:30 + Thursday (March 12) 10:30 at the Klassieken + after 18:00 in Passagio, all on Dutch Radio4
Merel and Willem Jeths working on the recording. Willem is currently the Dutch National Composer (Componist des Vaderlands).
This Monday Merel will appear on Dutch TV channel NPO Cultura in Opium op 4 (19:35 onwards), performing “Sprookjes” by Mathilde Wantenaar with pianist Tobias Borsboom. This beautiful composition won the Jury & Audience Prize at the Alba Rosa Vietor Composition Contest last September, and Merel’s performance back then can be found on Vimeo: