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


17 Jun


Day of the Dutch Composer: Train concert with Tosca Opdam, with music by Bongers, Pinkham, Kortekaas and Passenier.

17 Jun

Radio 4, Hilversum

Day of the Dutch Composer: Live on NPO Klassiek with Tosca Opdam, with music by Bongers, Pinkham, Kortekaas and Passenier.

17 - 21 Jul 2023

Beukenhof, Biezenmortel (NL)

Second edition of the Van Amsterdam Accordion Summer Course

22 Jul

Schaep & Burgh, ’s-Graveland (NL)

Bach & Stravinsky with Quirine Viersen on cello, at Festival Wonderfeel

20 Aug

Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam (NL)

Solo recital at the Grachtenfestival


Bach – Goldberg Variations

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

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