Studio 150 Bethlehemkerk & Keep an Eye Foundation presents:
Picture by Foppe Schut
J.S. Bach – Sonate voor viool en piano nr. 4, BWV 1017
  1. Largo
  2. Allegro
  3. Adagio
  4. Allegro
L. van Beethoven – Sonate voor viool en piano nr. 9 op. 47 ‘Kreutzer’
  1. Adagio sostenuto – Presto
  2. Andante con variazioni
  3. Finale: Presto

Isobel Warmelink & Nikola Meeuwsen

June, 30th 2022
Show time: 20.00u

Isobel Warmelink
Isobel Warmelink is a Dutch violinist, born in Rotterdam. In January 2022 she won the first prize at the Oskar Back Violin Competition in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The jury praised her for her passionate playing and fantastic interaction with the orchestra.

Isobel played as a soloist with orchestras such as the Residentie Orkest, Sinfonia Rotterdam, the Orchestra of the 18th Century and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra. She is a guest at many major music festivals in the Netherlands, such as Wonderfeel, Oranjewoud Festival and International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht.

At the moment she is studying at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg with Prof. Lukas Hagen, the first violinist of the famous Hagen Quartet. She also takes chamber music classes with Prof. Rainer Schmidt and masterclasses with Maxim Vengerov. She finished her bachelor studies at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, where she studied with Koosje van Haeringen and Vera Beths. In the season of 2018-2019 she had an academy position at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam.

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Nikola Meewsen
Nikola Meeuwsen (2002) is profiling himself as one of the most notable young pianists in the Netherlands. The Concertgebouw has awarded him The Concertgebouw Young Talent Award 2019. The NRC Handelsblad called him a talent to keep an eye on. In 2014 he won the Royal Concertgebouw Competition, and in 2012 the Steinway Competition. He has played with the Residentie Orkest several times. Last season he performed the solo part in Clara Schumann's piano concerto. On April 24, 2020, Avrotros presented his debut CD with works by Schumann, Scriabin, Brahms and Bach.

Nikola Meeuwsen gives concerts at home and abroad. He recently performed with the Residentie Orkest in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. He has given solo recitals in Milan, Bologna, Trieste, Faro and Imola. He played chamber music with the Matangi Quartet, violinist Alexander Kerr and viola player Vladimir Mendelssohn. He formed a piano duo with Igor Roma, Anna Fedorova, Thomas Beijer and Enrico Pace.

Nikola Meeuwsen is a regular guest at festivals. He has played in the Storioni Festival, the Chamber Music Festival Schiermonnikoog, the International Chamber Music Festival Ede, Festival Classique and in the new festival Classical NOW!
In 2022 he will play at the Gwyl Machynlleth Festival in Wales, at the invitation of the pianist and artistic director Julius Drake.

Nikola Meeuwsen studies with Marlies van Gent and Enrico Pace at the prestigious Accademia Pianistica di Imola. Nikola took master classes with Jacques Rouvier, Pavel Gililov, Matti Raekallio, Ruth Nye, Edith Fischer, Jerome Rose and Dominique Merlet.
Horowitz, Schnabel, Sofronitsky, Cziffra, Rubinstein, Lipatti, Sokolov, Pogorelich, Volodos and Gould are the pianists he prefers to listen to. After listening to Rachmaninov's third piano concert with Vladimir Horowitz, Nikola knew he wanted to become a pianist.

The Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation (NMF) has loaned Nikola a beautiful Bösendorfer grand piano.