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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Watch & Listen

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

21 Jul
2024

Het Cenakel - Tilburg (NL)

Summer Course in Concert
Momir Novakovic, Jef De Haes and Vincent will give a concert together as a prelude to the Summer Course

22 - 26 Jul 2024

Beukenhof, Biezenmortel (NL)

Third edition of the Van Amsterdam Accordion Summer Course
With teachers Momir Novakovic, Jef De Haes and Vincent van Amsterdam

2 Aug
2024

Concertgebouw - Amsterdam (NL)

Astori Amsterdam – Verhalen uit Buenos Aires
Concertgebouw Vriendenloterij Zomerconcerten

27 Sep
2024

Stinze - Stiens (NL)

solo recital with contemporary music, by Manneke, Richter and the pre-premier by Henderickx

19 Oct
2024

STUK - Leuven (BE)

World premier of the new concerto for accordion and stringorchestra by the late Wim Henderickx.
Together with LUDWIG ensemble during Transit Festival

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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