Brahms Concerto

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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.

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Premiere “Mozart Effect”

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)

Composition by Willem Jeths

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 Vercammen and Willem Jeths
Merel and Willem Jeths working on the recording. Willem is currently the Dutch National Composer (Componist des Vaderlands).
Merel Vercammen recording

Opium op 4 & NPO Cultura

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: