FINNISH-AMERICAN MURIEL ANDERSON ALWAYS LONGED FOR A HARP GUITARRead more
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ITALIAN DESIGNER COMBINES FASHION WITH NATURAL EFFECTSRead more
CANADIAN HEATHER WARE FASCINATED BY THE ART OF DANCE "I see dance as music, with myself as the physical instrument." Heather Ware, avid mountain climber, skier and music lover, was fascinated by the physicality, the emotions and the meaning of dance from an early age. "It started from my love of music. I see dance as a sort of physical music, and I love exploring what my body can do," she says, years later, in the middle of...Read more
NORWAY'S CULTURAL PRIDE - THE SNØHETTA REINDEER PAVILION Snøhetta Reindeer Pavilion: a contribution to preserving Europe’s last wild reindeer herds. A futuristic structure set in the midst of Norway’s rugged landscape Norway manages the only remaining populations of wild European tundra reindeer in 23 more or less separate mountain areas in Southern Norway, which means that it has a unique international responsibility to secure them for the...Read more
ITALIAN HARPIST MARA GALASSI DEVOTED TO BAROQUE MUSIC Mara Galassi and the enchantment of the harp The Italian harp virtuoso Mara Galassi, professor of harp and chamber music in Milan and Barcelona, is fascinated by harps. She collects them, plays them and her home is full of them. She has them in all shapes and sizes, four originals and a number of copies of rare historical instruments. Almost apologetically she says: "I really don’t know how many harps I have got here. I...Read more
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TOP CHEF JOHAN VERBON HAS A PASSION FOR NOUVELLE CUISINE
Innovative menu engineer loves cooking Johan Verbon, Food Intelligence Menu Engineer at Sodexo Nederland, is in charge of around 370 chefs at about 700 sites in the Netherlands where Sodexo provides catering services. Verbon is well-known forRead more
ESTELLE REVAZ - THE NEW CELLO REVELATION
Swiss girl from the Alps reaches new heights as a cellist A small, inquisitive girl grows up in Salvan in the fairytale landscape of the Alps. The village is situated in the bilingual canton of Valais, where you can buy your bread in German orRead more
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AGNETA AND CAROLINA GYNNING IMPRESS WITH STUNNING EXHIBITION 25 - 28 March 2016 Swedish sculptor and designer Agneta Gynning, who lives in Malmö, Sweden, will have a new exhibition from the 25th of March until the 28th of March. This exhibtion will be held at the Saltsjöbaden Hotel, which was founded 110 years ago in Ystad, in the south of Sweden by the Baltic Sea. The town of Ystad in...
NEW CD LA FURIA - MAYKE RADEMAKERS AND MATTHIJS VERSCHOOR 27 March 2016 Having tackled Bach's Cello Suites, Dutch cellist Mayke Rademakers and her pianist Matthijs Verschoor concentrated on the cello literature and music of Spanish and South American composers. Mayke and Matthijs have had a life-long fascination with Spanish music, which has long been part of their repertoire.They both worked and studied in Spain, and...
LIGHT combines traditional and modern dance 19 - 25 May 2016 LIGHT is a meandering dance poem, performed by a heterogeneous group of dancers, singers and musicians who all sing, dance and make music. It showcases a world in which cultural differences are not an obstacle, but instead a prerequisite for creation and communication. The dialogue between different cultures, languages, art forms and...
VISIONARY HARPIST RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS DUTCH MUSIC PRIZE 29 June 2016 "Tomorrow Eyes is the best thing I have ever created." The adventurous Dutch harpist and storyteller Remy van Kesteren (26) is broadening his musical horizons with his album Tomorrow Eyes, which was released on Friday 8 January 2016. This is a change of direction for the highly talented harpist, in which he focuses on writing his...
ENSEMBLE MASQUES PREPARE FOR FESTIVAL DE SAINTES 15 July 2016 Ensemble Masques, © David Samyn The baroque Ensemble Masques from France have a number of interesting months ahead. The ensemble was formed 15 years ago and was initially based in Canada. However, for the last six years, they have made Paris their home base and are holding concerts in France,...More news