Bijlmer Parktheater - 23 June 2021
Together with the DeLaMar Theater in Amsterdam West, we are offering about 24 amateur pianists a unique experience. On 20 November 2021 you may perform your favourite music piece during 5 minutes in the main concert hall of the DeLaMar Theater West! And that is not all: we also offer a workshop focused on oriental music.
You will play on a beautiful concert piano and we will make sure to catch your 5 minutes of fame on camera, so you can share it with whomever you want after the event. Straight after your performance you will receive feedback on stage from either David Kuyken or Maartje Meijer. So you better start studying!
You will preform your masterpiece of max. 5 minutes. Straight after you will receive around 10 minutes of feedback. After this feedback you are ready to play your masterpiece a last time, this time we will record it.
The first half of the day is for the pianists who play pop, Jazz, own composition, improvisations or you can even play and sing. You will get feedback from Maartje Meijer, singer, composer and pianist and coordinator of the Junior Jazz Department of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. In the afternoon, principle teacher of piano at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and coordinator of the Sweelinck Academy, David Kuyken will give feedback.
The registration opens the beginning of October on this website. To be informed on the day of opening registration, please subscribe to our newsletter.
A ticket for the workshop is €20,- and for the mini-masterclass €60,-.
The festival takes place in DeLaMar West, Laan van Spartaan 4, 1061 MA Amsterdam. For directions, please check their website.
The Bijlmerpark Theater - 23 June 2021
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ - 4 & 10 July 2020
The corona crisis is hitting the cultural sector hard. Also for PianoFest there are a lot of uncertainties in terms of financial resources, availability of the building and of course the measurements of 1,5 meter distance, which makes it impossible to organise a public event with 1300 visitors. Therefore PianoFest decided to cancel the third festival edition on December 19 & 20, 2020.
But we have come up with an alternative in this crazy time: PianoFest aan ´t IJ! Together with the Muziekgebouw aan ´t IJ in Amsterdam we are offering 50 amateur pianists a unique experience. On 4th and 10th of July 2020 you may perform your favourite music piece during 5 minutes on the biggest stage of the Muziekgebouw! Not with an audience this time, but we will make sure to catch your 5 minutes of fame on camera, so you can share it with whomever you want after the event. Straight after your performance you will receive feedback on stage from pianist, David Kuyken, principle teacher of piano at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and coordinator of the Sweelinck Academy. So you better start studying already!
PianoFest needs your help to be able to offer you a festival every year. With your contribution we can pay all the professionals that contribute to the programme. You can do a donation here.
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The Board - foundation PianoFest Lizzy Beekman (chairman / business coordinator), Charla Williams (treasurer), Susan Arendsman (secretary / production and design). The board receives artistic advice from David Kuyken of the Conservatory of Amsterdam.
The PianoFest Foundation is gives amateurs a professional platform to perform and creates at the same time audiences for professional performing arts.
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Foundation PianoFest has had a cultural ANBI (Public Benefit Organization) status since December 2017. RSIN: 858218562 Chamber of Commerce: 70256624
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