The Scroll Ensemble‘s programme Grand Tour includes one of my favourite pieces ever: Luciano Berio’s Gesti. In “Zeewolde Actueel” our concert was very positively reviewed including this lovely comment:
“Een bijzondere prestatie leverde Robert de Bree met zijn vertolking van “Gesti”, een werk van de Italiaan Luciano Berio (1925-2003)”
Full review here.
This June 10-12 in MOOOV (The Hague, NL) I am very excited to be performing the show “Etudes” for Opera2Day. It’s a show made based on Willy Verkuil’s “The Art of Performing”, with whom we worked for almost a year now to prepare for this show!
A special show based on exercises to become more aware of the body which leads it to be a unique show in which neither text, nor music, nor movement plays a main role. I invite you to find YOUR story!
Also, I am excited to have my composition “Scoop” premiered at this show!
More information and tickets can be found here.
Watch the trailer:
A while back I worked with wonderful and inspiring students in Cambridge on some contemporary recorder repertoire. We looked into improvisation, techniques and then keyed in to Shinohara’s Fragmente and Linde’s Music for a Bird specifically.
Students performed their own compositions as well as a group improvisation. Get in touch with me if you are interested in a workshop on improvisation, contemporary music, ensemble playing and more!
Recently I have been working on two CD-recordings with BON and with Klaartje van Veldhoven. The former includes Vivaldi’s oboe solo in the Gloria in D and the latter includes several wonderful arias by J. S. Bach for soprano, oboe and strings.