Marcel Worms (1951) studied at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam
with Hans Dercksen. After his graduation in 1987, he continued his studies
with Alexandre Hrisanide and Hans Broekman, specialising in 20th-Century
piano music and in chamber music. On the occasion of the centenary (1992)
of Darius Milhaud's birthday, Marcel Worms founded the Ensemble Polytonal,
which Ensemble performed in an all-Milhaud program in Holland and France
in that year. He premiered early piano works of Arnold Schoenberg in the
'Icebreaker', centre of modern music in Amsterdam; He performed the complete
piano works of Leos Janácek (including a four-hand piece, that he
discovered in Brno). His programme Jazz in 20th-Century Piano Music, launched
in the 1992/93 Season, was broadcast nation-wide by Dutch radio. It was
subsequently released on CD by the Dutch label BVHAAST. As a result Marcel
Worms was invited to play this programme in many European countries, North
America, Russia, South-Africa and Indonesia. He launched this programme
in New York and Washington DC in 1994 and returned to the US for recitals
in 1995,1996 and 1998.
In the Season
1994/95 Marcel Worms started a programme titled Mondrian and the music
of his time to commemorate Mondrian's death, 50 years ago. Several composers,
including Willem Breuker and Theo Loevendie had been commissioned to write
for it. This programme was played in many European countries and the USA.
About the concert in the National Gallery of Art in Washington the Washington
this was virtuoso fare and Worms played it with joy, grace and, at times,
humour that was contagious and captivating. In 1996 he played this program
in the Hermitage Theatre in St.Petersburg, in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow.
A CD of the program has been released for Emergo Classics.
A CD with
the complete music for piano and wind instruments by Francis Poulenc has
been released also on the label Emergo Classics. A CD with piano music
by Jean Wiéner has been released in 1996 for the BVHAAST label.
'Blues for piano' to which many well-known Dutch composers contributed
with a piece has been premiered in January 1997 at the 'BIMHUIS', jazz
centre in Amsterdam. In the meantime more than 140 new Blues have been
composed for this project including pieces from around 35 different countries
around the world.
the programme at the Moscow Conservatory in 1997 and at the Conservatories
of Beijing and Shanghai in 1998. In 1999 he has played it at the North
Sea Jazz Festival in the Hague, in 2000 at the Festival of Flandria, in
2001 at the Warsaw Autumn Festival and in 2002 at the EU Jazz Festival
in Mexico City.
he played his Bluesprogram in all the countries of the Balcan. Composers
from all of these countries wrote a contribution for this tour.
In the 1998-1999
season the artist has focused on Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso and
their relation to music. Both projects have resulted in a CD recording.
Between 1998 and 2002 concerts have been given by Marcel Worms in many
European countries, South-America, South-Africa, Israel, China, the United
States and the Far East. The artist is a regular guest on Dutch radio and
Pameijer - flute
studied flute with Koos Verheul at the Amsterdam Conservatory where she
received her solo diploma "cum laude". She continued her studies
with Abbie de Quant (Utrecht, the Netherlands) and with Sue Ann Kahn at
Bennington College (Vermont, U.S.A.), also following master classes with
Julius Baker, Samuel Baron and the legendary French flutist Marcel Moyse.
After returning to Europe, she studied with Severino Gazzeloni at the Academia
Chigiana (Italy). She followed special courses for Baroque Music with Jos
van Immerseel, Bart Kuyken and Ton Koopman. She gave her debut recital
in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and was prize winner of the Frank Martin
competition. She appeared on Dutch National Television in a program featuring
"young Soloist of the year" In 1985, she became principal flutist of the
ASKO/Schönberg-ensemble, one of the leading 20th-century music ensembles
has performed as soloist with many orchestras and ensembles lead by conductors
such as David Porcelijn, Arthuro Tamayo, Richard Duffalo, Ton Koopman,
Oliver Knussen, Jaap van Zweden, Kenneth Montgomery, Ingo Metzmacher, Peter
Eötvös, Philippe Entremont and Alexander Vedernikov. She has
also contributed her soloist capacities to many Holland Festival productions,
performing as well in almost every European country, Canada and the USA.
has made many radio and television recordings as well as an increasing
number of CDs for Attacca, Composers' Voice, Philips, NM Classics, Olympia
and Channel Classics.
program, classical, European works will be combined with contemporary music
from different continents. In the pieces by Schumann, Fauré, Ravel
and Poulenc it will be easy to hear the cultural and geographical origin:
Schumanns passionate romanticism represent the Middle-European, German
culture. It's a pity that in contemporary music it is often hard to determine
from which part of the world it's coming. Worried about this globalisation
Eleonore and Marcel, between 2002 and 2005, invited composers from all
6 Continents to write a flute-piano piece for them in which the authors
cultural identity is clearly expressed. The new works by Lalanath de Silva
(Sri Lanka) and Ganesh Kumar (India) represent the Far-East, Sinta Wullur
shows her Indonesian roots, Gilberto Mendes uses elements from the Brazilian
bossa-nova, Chiel Meyering (the Netherlands) shows his rock music
background with typical dutch irony, while Surinam-born, dutch composer
Ronald Snijders will take the listener to a Carribean party...
Schumann (1810-1856) - Three Romances for flute and piano op.94
Fauré (1845 - 1924) - Fantasy for flute and piano op.79
Ravel ( 1875 - 1937) - Pièce en forme de Habanera
Kumar (1966, India) - Bhairavi - SinduBhairavi * (2005)-Alaap - Prelude
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R M I S S I ON
- Suwali * (2005) (1958, the Netherlands/Indonesia)
- ‘Ballroom dances' for flute and piano * (1954, the Netherlands)
Mendes (1922, Brazil ) - Urubuqueçaba * (2003)
de Silva (1949, Sri Lanka) - "Sangeetha Bindu" (Droplets of music) for
Flute and Piano.*(2004)
Snijders - Suite Caribenyo for flute and piano* (1951, the Netherlands)
Poulenc (1899-1963) - Sonata for flute and piano (1957) - Allegro malinconico
- Cantilena: assez lent - Presto giocoso.