The Classical Accordion

Vincent van Amsterdam opens up a new world of beauty to the open-minded listener. This authentic soloist surrenders himself completely to the music and becomes one with his instrument. Virtuosity serves expression, in both small and large gestures.

Listen to Bach and Franck with new ears, discover Solotarjov and Gubaidulina, feel the temperament of Piazzolla and Galliano. Welcome to the surprising sound world of the classical accordion.

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Piazzolla – Aconcagua

With the Nederlands Kamerorkest under the direction of Gordan Nikolić. Live recording from 2 May 2019, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Jesse Passenier – Tao Naar Dis

Based on motives, extracted from works by Nadia Boulanger and Ástor Piazzolla, who came down to Paris to study with her. Van Amsterdam Duo, Margarida Constantino (movement direction and dance), Rodrigo Ribeiro (dance).

Franck Angelis – Impasse

In 2004 Impasse was composed for the Coupe Mondiale in Pontarlier, France. Written in four movements, this piece has become an important addition to the concert repertoire.

Tchaikovsky – Serenade of Don Juan

With mezzo soprano Esther Kuiper.

Bach – Goldberg Variations (excerpts)

Aria – Variatio 1 – Variatio 15, Canone alla Quinta – Variatio 16, Ouverture. A VPRO Vrije Geluiden television broadcast, 20 October 2019.

“The accordion of Vincent van Amsterdam is almost an extension of his body. He fills the hall with his musical personality and is an extremely fascinating storyteller.”

Jury Dutch Classical Talent Award 2016

Calendar

8 Dec
2023

Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna (AT)

World Premiere of Accordion Concerto by Mathilde Wantenaar, with ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien. Commissioned by ORF, Residentie Orkest The Hague and Vincent van Amsterdam

17 Dec
2023

Jansstraat 33, Haarlem (NL)

Masterclass and concert, co-organized by NOVAM. Presentation of the music ''Zucht naar Vrijheid'', a.o.

5 Jan
2024

Westvest 90, Schiedam (NL)

Astori Amsterdam – Verhalen uit Buenos Aires

8 Jan
2024

D'Rentmeester, Valthermond (NL)

CD recording with Frerik de Jong. A new solo cd with music by D.Scarlatti, F.Couperin and C.P.E.Bach. Release expected in summer of 2024.

13 Jan
2024

Soefietempel, Katwijk aan Zee (NL)

Astori Amsterdam – Verhalen uit Buenos Aires

Recordings

Bach – Goldberg Variations

A journey in 32 movements through high mountains and low vallies. Musical translation by Vincent van Amsterdam.

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