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The concert unfolds from the beginning of the 20 '

century to date with the premiere of composer and DJ Cio D'Or.

The repertoire revolves around the composers of 'classical music' who have taken rhythmic popular music, such as jazz, into their music and how boundaries between genres are constantly mixed and broken down.

Schulhoff, Muczynski, Peterson, Yakushenko and Jongen are five composers who have created music with a special 'swinging' islet and added their own language and folklore.

Female artist Cio D'Or is a shining example of the modern way of creating such a tonal language.


An extraordinary program filled with the joy of playing in the hands of three star musicians who are all professors at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Erwin Schulhoff

'Hot-Sonata' for all saxophone & piano


Cio D'Or (World Premiere)  
"Clavier début"

Robert Muczynski

'Fuzzette, the Tarantula' for flute, alto saxophone,

narrator & piano


Igor Yakushenko

Excerpts from jazz album:

“When Bach is smiling” “Sad guitarist” “Cinematographer”


Joseph Jongen

Sonata for flute and piano


Russell Peterson
Trio for flute, all saxophone & piano


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Alena Walentin

Alena Walentin is known as one of​​ the most versatile young flutists who have an international career as a soloist, chamber musician and guest flute with leading orchestras.

She often works as a workshop leader, judge, chamber music teacher and is a professor of flute and chamber music at several leading institutions, such as the Royal Conservatoire Den Haag and the Royal Conservatorie Birmingham.


Alena has performed solo works with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and has given numerous concerts in the major concert halls throughout Europe, North America and Asia. Alena has performed as a guest main flute with many orchestras, including the orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, The Philharmonia and MusicAeterna.

Denys Proshayev

Denys Proshayev's international breakthrough came with the victory of the first prize at the ARD international competition in Munich in 2002.

Proshayev has collaborated with several well-known orchestras, such as the Munich and Czech Republic Philharmonic Orchestra, the Danish Radio Orchestra, the Radio Orchestras in Munich, Berlin, Cologne, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Hanover, St. Petersburg and the Osaka Philharmonic.

His recording of Jean-Philippe Rameau's keyboard works, released in 2006 by Sony / BMG and highly praised by the press and the public, was chosen by "Die Zeit" Edition, alongside Evgeny Kissin, Midori and Mariss Jansons, and has been hailed as a of the "100 Best Classic CDs".

Lars Niederstrasser

After winning eight first prizes in the national competition Jugend musiziert, Lars made his debut with the Bochumer Philharmoniker, who performed the Glazunov Concerto at the age of 18. He also performed as a soloist with, among others, Braunschweiger Staatsorchester and NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.


He plays soprano saxophone in the Berlage Saxophone Quartet, which won the acclaimed Dutch Classical Talent Award 2013 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Kersjes Prijs 2015. In 2014, they released their Debut CD "SaxoFOLK" on the MDG label followed by "In search of freedom" in 2017 .


Lars plays in orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Essener Philharmoniker.