2nd Prize Seattle

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On October 18th, 2015, the final of the Seattle International Piano Competition (Washington, US) took place.

I’m honoured to announce that I received a 2nd Prize and Silver Medal!

After a tough preselection with 88 applications, only six pianists were selected to perform in the final. Special detail about this competition: the international jury takes place behind a black screen, so that it really is only about the music!

The full results can be found on the competition’s official website.

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New Bach-CD

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Daniël van der Hoeven’s newest CD has been released November 2014!

The following works are on this CD “Bach and Co.”:

J.S. Bach – Partita no. 2, French Suite no. 2, Prelude and Fugue in D major (WTC 2)

W.A. Mozart – Prelude (Fantasy) and Fugue in C major

F. Mendelssohn-Bartholday – Prelude en Fugue op. 35 no. 1 in e minor

D. Shostakovich – Prelude en Fugue op. 87 no. 3 in G major

The CD can be ordered now, or can be found online on iTunes, Spotify or Amazon!

Debut-cd

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Daniël van der Hoeven’s Debut-CD has arrived!

The CD with works by Prokofiev and Bártók has been officially presented November 14th, during the opening concert of the YPF-festival 2013 in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam. During this concert, the world premiere of the piano concerto by Klaas de Vries, which was specially composed for this occasion, took place, with Daniël van der Hoeven, piano and the Asko/Schönberg ensemble under Reinbert de Leeuw.

Naturally, the CD can already be ordered through our webshop!

Winner of the Bach-Competition

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On Wednesday the 20 of March, the International Bach Competitions jury for 2013 in Würzburg chose Daniël van der Hoeven as the winner of the 8 edition of the competition.

The competition began on the 11th of March with 55 contestants. On the 16th of March the second round began with 28 contestants, and on the 19th and 20th of March there were 7 contestants remaining in the finals. Although no first prize was given, Daniël was awarded the second and hence highest prize.

All of the contestants in this concours, where only works by Bach were performed, had prepared 90 to 100 minutes of music. What a pleasure to work with so much fantastic music!

Below is a recording of the Allemande from Bach’s Second Partita in c minor, recorded after the final results in Würzburg.