DUO PARTNERS

Ellen Valkenburg

Soprano

Soprano Ellen Valkenburg and Andrea Vasi have formed a lied duo for many years. They are prize winners of the Internationaal Vocalisten Concours (Den Bosch), the Musico Lied competition and the International Student lied duo competition in Enschede. As soloists of the Vrienden van het Lied organisation, they give lied recitals throughout the country. Their musical interests are very broad, so the famous ‘lied’ repertoire (e.g. Schubert) is always combined with surprising songs by e.g. Barber, Britten, DeFalla or Heggie.

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Sebastiaan Kemner

Trombone

Sebastiaan Kemner (1990) completed his studies in 2015 with Jörgen van Rijen, Pierre Volders, Remko de Jager and Ben van Dijk with the highest distinction. Between 2012 and 2014 Sebastiaan was also part of the prestigious Herbert von Karajan Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker, a two year internship with the famous Berlin orchestra. Since 2015 he is teaching at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.
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James Oesi

Double Bass

South African bass player James Oesi plays masterpieces of all kinds, together with his musical partner Andrea Vasi. Since the repertoire for the double bass is limited, he dares to play cello, viola and – even – violin pieces just as easily! Find out how beautifully cantabile and highly virtuoso he makes his instrument sound.

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