Dec

16

Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Landelijke Accordeondag Conservatoria NL

i.s.m. Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Artez Conservatorium, Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag en het Fontys Conservatorium.

Jan

21

Cultureel Centrum Het Oude Gasthuis, Asse (België)

Fairly Tales

Verhalen vertellen is van alle tijden en alle streken. De sprookjes in dit programma zijn al eeuwen oud, maar inspireren componisten nog steeds tot het componeren van muzikale verhalen.

Met befaamde muzikale sprookjes van E. Grieg, P. Tchaikovski, M. Ravel en A. Wammes.

mede mogelijk gemaakt door Fonds Podiumkunsten, BNG Cultuurfonds en Janivo Stichting
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The classical accordion duo TOEAC consists of Renée Bekkers (1985) and Pieternel Berkers (1986). They studied at Fontys Academy of Music (Netherlands) where they both succeeded their Bachelor cum laude and at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with Geir Draugsvoll and James Crabb where they both succeeded Masters cum laude. At the moment they follow the soloist-class at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with Geir Draugsvoll.

TOEAC has been awarded several prizes: ‘Dutch Accordion-Competition’, ‘Prinses Christina-Concours’ (The Netherlands), ‘Grand-Prix International (France), ‘Premio Internazionale di Fisarmonica (Italy)’, ‘Grachtenfestival Conservatorium-Concours’ (The Netherlands), Vriendenkrans-concours/Het Debuut (The Netherlands) and Legatkonkurrencen (Denmark).

TOEAC played for several television programmes and radio programmes, national and international. Pieternel and Renée are also co-operating with other artists as conductors, writers, visual artists, live-electronic composers, documentarians, dancers and actors as o.a. Michael Schonwandt, Micha Hamel, Ernst van Tiel, Ed Spanjaard, Kader Abdollah, Regina van Berkel en duo Strijbos van Rijswijk. They worked with orchestras such as ‘het Radio Filharmonisch Orkest’, ‘Orkest de Volharding’, ‘het  Schönberg ensemble’, ‘het Nieuw Ensemble’, ‘het Malando Orkest’, ‘Metropole Orkest’ and ‘het Rotterdams Kamerorkest’. 

New compositions were written for them by G. Beljon, B.B. Skjelbred, C. Meijering, N. Huijbregts, B. de Murashkin, B. Richter, B. Skjelbred, E. Caine en N. Whiteman. Dobbelconcerto's were written by C. Farmakis and N. Ioakeim. 

TOEAC plays concerts in Indonesië, South-Africa, China, Canada, England, Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium, Czech Republic, Turkey and The Netherlands. Pieternel and Renée played at several famous festivals such as Cheltenham  Festival, Festival de Saintes, Festival van Vlaanderen, Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, Rheingau Festival, Festival Aardklop, Kultur im Kreis, etc. 

The first CD 'NORDIC MUSIC' appeared in 2012, recently the CD 'TOEAC pictures...' was released.

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