Holland Baroque and Eric Vloeimans

20 October 2018 @ 20:00 – 21:30
Lutherse Kerk
Haddingestraat 23
9711 KC Groningen
€ 22,50

Lutheran Church
Holland Baroque and Eric Vloeimans

Holland Baroque and jazz trumpeter Eric Vloeimans perform works from their album Carrousel, which was acclaimed with an Edison Classic audience award in 2017. Tineke Steenbrink will perform on both the chamber organ and the new Edskes-Schnitger organ.

Music makes you dream, makes you dance, sing and feel. Music makes you feel alive. And music itself is also alive! This last aspect is the foundation of Holland Baroque’s musical ambitions, as the early music ensemble that plays new music. In their philosophy, early music can’t possibly be “old”, because to their minds “only by actually playing a piece of music can you say it’s been finished”. Bringing the baroque right into the here and nowis their aim, performing music in such a way that both the musician and the listener feel, “this is all about now, this resonates with me and my life”.

The Holland Baroque musicians will perform works from their album Carrousel, which they recorded with Eric Vloeimans, one of Europe’s best trumpeters. The location for the concert is the Lutheran Church, where the reconstructed Schnitger organ was inaugurated during last year’s Schnitger Festival. During the concert we will enjoy hearing a unique ensemble that brings Bach’s old notes to life in a sparkling combination with new sounds, improvisations and arrangements. An integration of baroque and modern with which Vloeimans’ characteristically warm, velvety jazz timbre blends so well.

Of course we will also have the opportunity to hear the new Edskes-Schnitger organ, rightly the Lutheran Church’s pride and joy, in a stunning improvisation for baroque organ and trumpet by Tineke Steenbrink and Eric Vloeimans.

Lutheran Church, Haddingestraat 23, Groningen

Saturday 20 October, 20.00

€ 22,50

Holland Baroque

Judith Steenbrink – Baroque Violin
From 1995 Judith Steenbrink studied with Alda Stuurop at the Utrecht Conservatory, where she finished her undergraduate studies in 2000. Subsequently she studied with Lucy van Dael at the Amsterdam Conservatory for the soloists` diploma. After her study she followed master classes with, among others, Enrico Gatti and John Holloway. She was chosen for the 2001/2 European Union Baroque Orchestra, with concert tours, TV and CD recordings, throughout the whole world. Since then she joined groups like Concerto Copenhagen, Les TalensLyriques, B`rock and The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. At the moment she works as concertmaster for the Tallinn Baroque Orchestra and the European Union Baroque Orchestra. During her study time she founded Ensemble Séverin with her twin sister Tineke Steenbrink (harpsichord and organ). Together with a number of like minded young colleagues she is a founder member of the Holland Baroque.

Tineke Steenbrink – harpsichord and organ
Tineke is one of the founding members of the Holland Baroque. Over the years she has performed with various ensembles, including Cappella Amsterdam, Concerto Köln and Akademie für alte Musik Berlin. In 2014 made her debut as musical leader of Vokal Consort Berlin. Since 2006 she has worked as harpsichord professor and voice-coach at the ArtEZ conservatory in Zwolle. Recently she was appointed professorship at the Royal Conservatory The Hague. In Cuijk, the Netherlands, she is the titular organist of the famous Severijn organ (built in 1650) at the Saint Martinus church. For the Baroque channel of www.24classics.com Tineke is the curator. She studied organ with Bernhard Winsemius and Willem Tanke. The support from the Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten and the VSB-fund made it possible for her to continuo to study harpsichord with prof. Ketil Haugsand at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, Germany. After completing her ‘Konzertexamen’, Tineke graduated with the highest distinction.

Eric Vloeimans
Eric Vloeimans(1963) has been active in a wide variety of ensembles all over the years. He has toured the US twice with his acoustic ‘chamber/jazz’ ‘Fugimundi’ trio, featuring the surprising Anton Goudsmit on guitar and rising star Harmen Fraanje on piano. Their broad repertoire ranges from contemporary jazz, hymns, world music to occasional standards, all of which is presented with warmth and wit. His other band is Eric Vloeimans’ Gatecrash, which features soundscape master Jeroen van Vliet on Fender Rhodes and keyboards, the inventive GulliGudmundsson on bass, electric basses and effects, and the up and coming Jasper van Hulten on drums. Vloeimans expands his trumpet mastery with electronics special effects. Gatecrash has earned a reputation as one of Europe’s top cross-over bands between jazz and pop. The music ranges from lazy lounge music to hard core uptempo beats and spaced out moods, with Zappa-influenced odd meters. It’s a band that sweeps the audience away. Gatecrash has toured throughout Europe, Asia and the USA.
Vloeimans’ performances and recordings with a multitude of other formations has shown his versatility. His musical talent, easy-going attitude and great sense of humour have brought him to play with national and international artists such as Mercer Ellington, John Taylor, Peter Erskine, The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Jasper van ‘t Hof, Wayne Horvitz, Charlie Mariano, Nguyên Lê, Jimmy Haslip, Philippe Catherine, Joey Baron, the Holland Baroque Society, Lars Danielsson, Michael Moore, TuurFlorizoone, the Matangi Quartet, Bojan Z., Eric Vaarzon Morel, Martin Fondse, soundartist Michel Banabila, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and many, many others.

TheEdskes-Schnitger organ