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ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS & MASTER OF MUSIC ACADEMIC YEAR 18/19


Raf De Keninck Director Music Department Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts

WELCOME It’s been a great year! It is an honour to have been part of the

Our students thus undergo a truly unique process and the oppor-

first intense year of the Fontys Academy of Music and Performing

tunities that they are presented with are endless, such as the digital

Arts (AMPA) amid all the centenary celebrations of the Fontys

networked arts projects that we develop or the many cross-arts

Academy of Music. This has been an encounter between old and

projects for which the Fontys University of Fine and Performing

new and between tradition and new developments. Often, these

Arts is the perfect breeding ground.

two seemingly opposites respectfully go hand in hand, and, at

Art is created where space and freedom form the foundation for

other times, it is a causal relationship of logical developments.

development. Based on this principle, the Fontys University of

It has been fascinating to see the new Academy of Music and Per-

Fine and Performing Arts offers complete freedom of choice in

forming Arts study programme grow and watch all our lecturers

the minors programme. This allows every student to develop their

use the six key skills to shape the musicians of the future. The

creativity to the fullest. The culmination of this is our unique Master

unique group of lecturers, together with the AMPA programme,

of Music programme, in which the student can put together their

are the reason that we attract students from 44 different countries!

own programme. Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts:

I am therefore already looking forward to the first group of

an environment that appeals to the imagination.

graduates: new musical artists with the skill sets needed to make

This brochure describes many of our unique projects. I invite every-

it in the future.

one to come and meet the musicians of the future. Enjoy perusing

Not only is our study programme unique, but so is the environment

the brochure and we look forward to seeing you at one of our

in which AMPA is located as sixteen art study programmes are

presentations!

housed here under one single roof! This creates a unique opportunity for our students to discover and explore different forms of

Raf De Keninck, Director Music Department

art in a safe environment in which they can create connections

Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts

with international artists and experience personal growth.

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OUR LECTURERS

INDEX INTRODUCTION RAF DE KENINCK

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INDEX

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OUR LECTURERS

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JAZZ FESTIVAL MAKE IT

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AGENDA SEPTEMBER

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AGENDA OCTOBER

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HEAD OF STUDIES

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AGENDA NOVEMBER

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SOUTH NETHERLANDS PHILHARMONIC

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OUR LECTURERS

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AGENDA DECEMBER

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ARE READY TO SHARE THEIR KNOWLEDGE WITH YOU Welcome to AMPA! Here, our lecturers are waiting to share their knowledge with you and give you inspirational lessons on your subject. They are there to coach you, to give you personal guidance, to stimulate you, and to help you cross the threshold to the start of your career. Meet the AMPA lecturers.

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MASTER OF MUSIC

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NETWORKED PERFORMANCE

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AGENDA JANUARY

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OUR LECTURERS

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AGENDA FEBRUARY

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CHELSEA FOREMAN

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AGENDA MARCH

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OUR LECTURERS

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AURA BOUW

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AGENDA APRIL

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EDUARDO BAADER

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AGENDA MAY & JUNE

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SANDER TEEPEN

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ERIK VERBERNE

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PROGRAM 2018-2019

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OUR PARTNERS

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Adriaan Jacobs

Andreas van Zoelen

Anthony Fiumara

Piano accompaniment

Saxophone

Composition

Fréderick Franssen

Gaëlle Chiche

Hans Raaijmakers

French horn

Guitar

Percussion

Hardy Mertens

Herman Vincken

Jacq Sanders

Windband conducting

Oboe

Trumpet

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TILBURG PREPARES FOR ANOTHER SIZZLING AND UNIQUE JAZZ FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER ‘MAKE IT’ JAZZ FESTIVAL Friday 21 & Saturday 22 September evening | Tilburg The first edition of the brand-new ‘Make It’ jazz festival is taking place at various locations in Tilburg. ‘Make It’ provides a stage for the jazz stars of the future with an exciting programme that features big names such as New Cool Collective big band, Lilly King Trio, and Gilad Hekselman’s ZuperOctave, but also introduces young musicians and bands competing for first place in an epic jazz round.

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Saxophone player David Romanello, trumpet player

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Koen Smits, and drummer Neil van der Drift are not just jazz musicians but can now also call themselves festival organizers. On 21 and 22 September, Tilburg will be host to the first edition of the ‘Make It’ jazz festival where new

New Cool Collective

and fresh talent will take to the stage. The organizers, Koen Smits, David Romanello, and Neil van der

25 years of New Cool Collective, it’s a party! This evening,

James Zoo

the New Cool Collective plays a wide range of songs from their rich oeuvre, but also plays brand -new material.

Drift, all alumni from the Fontys Music Academy in Tilburg, wanted

Throughout the year this anniversary is celebrated with

to create the perfect climate to build a new jazz scene. They tell us

various projects, including a special vinyl release and a

a little more about the first edition of the ‘Make It’ jazz festival. ‘We

lot of unique Big Band shows. You want to be there!

thought it was a little strange that a city like Tilburg didn’t have a jazz festival yet,’ says Van der Drift. ‘With the ‘Make It’ festival, we are going to change this.’ ‘Make It’ is a two-day long festival that is focused on presenting new talent. The AMPA Jazz Round will take place during the opening night on Friday and presents new musicians at various locations throughout the city. ‘We based the jazz round on the well-known pop music competition, where the chosen bands

S’Yo Fang Octet

can perform in various cities’, explains Romanello. ‘We wanted to apply the same concept to the jazz round.’ ‘Stage experience is incredibly important to musicians who are just starting out,’ adds Smits. ‘With the AMPA jazz competition, we offer new musicians the opportunity to gain this vital experience.’ In addition to this thrilling jazz round, you can also watch Gilad Hekselman’s ZuperOctave on the jazz stage at Paradox. On Saturday you can expect a full house at Theaters Tilburg with an exciting programme curated by Jeroen van Vliet, the New Cool Collective big band, and Jasper Blom.

Ian Cleaver Trio ft. Jasper Blom

The festival organizers are positive about a future in which this jazz festival can define its own place between established festivals in the Tilburg area such as Mundial and Woo-Hah. ‘We want to surprise people and ensure that they can’t wait to attend the next edition next year,’ concludes Romanello.

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OCTOBER WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

FROM CARILLON TO MUSIC BOX

Wednesday 3 October 12:30 PM Wednesday 17 October 12:30 PM Wednesday 31 October 12:30 PM Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Saturday 6 October 2:30 PM Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts Refter Tilburg The carillon of the Heikese kerk is played in the AMPA Refter in a concert that is sure to enthral the audience. The carillon engages

The talented soloists from AMPA and the Master of Music programme

in a dialogue with music boxes, the new electric carillon, and

present themselves to the audience in a series of exciting concerts.

synthesizers. Enjoy the delightful compositions by Joost van de

An audience jury judges the young musicians to decide who will

Goor, Jo Sporck, Jacq Palinckx, and others. As part of a unique

win the AMPA Willem Twee talent prize at the end of the season.

collaboration, three of our composition students have also written

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a solo piece under the guidance of lecturer Kees van den Bergh.

JAZZ MASTERCLASS: PHILIPPE LEMM TRIO

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Wednesday 10 October 1:00 PM | Paradox Tilburg

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Amsterdam percussionist Philippe Lemm graduated from the Amsterdam academy of music in 2009, after which he was awarded a scholarship to complete a Master’s degree

Arthema Quartet

at the Manhattan School of Music in New York. Here he met pianist Angelo Di Loreto and bassist Jeff Koch, and the three musicians started the Philippe Lemm Trio. Their music draws its inspiration from classical music, jazz, and progressive rock. Lemm and his trio are teaching a special masterclass for the students from AMPA in the temple of jazz: Paradox.

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AMPA MEETS DE KRING

SMALL GROUPS, GREAT MUSIC

Sunday 28 October 11:00 AM | De Kring Roosendaal

Tuesday 30 October 8:00 PM | Het Cenakel Tilburg

Why perform on a stage if you can do it in the cloakroom

Selected chamber music ensembles from the Fontys Master of

or backstage? Together with Theater de Kring Roosendaal,

Music programme perform compositions taken from genres that

AMPA organizes the annual concert series ‘AMPA meets De

span the entire history of music. There is no set theme and no

Kring’. Students don’t perform on stage; instead they experi-

connection: only the unexpected can be expected in all possible

ment with all the possibilities offered by the De Kring theatre.

combinations and styles. All that is certain is the small number of

In an interdisciplinary context they explore their boundaries

performers.

and learn to think outside the box.

Public event | Free

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BANG ON A CAN

MUZIEKGEBOUW FRITS PHILIPS EINDHOVEN LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

SAXOPHONE MASTERCLASS BY RYO NODAV

Thursday 4 October 12:30 PM Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven

Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts

AMPA and Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven have worked to-

Japanese master-saxophonist Ryo Noda became famous in

Jongbloed with compositions by Kraftwerk and Louis Andriessen.

gether for several years. A different ensemble performs at each of

the West with his exceptional technical skills, his avant-garde

AMPA students play together with the F.C. Jongbloed ensemble.

the lunchtime concerts. This Thursday it is the turn of the Arthema

improvisation, and his innovate playing techniques. Noda is

Bang on a Can also asked composers from across the world to

Quartet. This string quartet was the winner of the audience choice

considered to be the icon of modern Japanese saxophone

create new short compositions using a field recording of their

award at the Fontys Willem Twee Chamber Music Contest 2018.

music. His repertoire also includes Western music ranging

choice: Field Recordings.

from Baroque to Romantic. For one week, Ryo Noda will be

Info & tickets: www.theaterstilburg.nl

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Wednesday 31 October 8:30 PM Theaters Tilburg Concertzaal An inspiring collaboration between Bang on a Can, TEMKO, and F.C.

presenting a masterclass to our saxophone students.

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NOVEMBER

THE FACULTY

AMPA JAZZ IN THE WILLEM TWEE CONCERTZAAL Friday 2 November 8:30 PM Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch Our jazz students can also be heard in the concert hall of the Willem Twee centre for music and visual arts in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. On Friday evenings, various ensembles will perform enthralling and exciting concerts. These concerts give students a platform to prepare for their careers. Come

MARTYN SMITS AMPA HEAD OF STUDIES

and listen and meet the newest jazz talents from AMPA.

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AMPA trains musical artists: musicians who not only perform at the

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highest level but who draw inspiration from other disciplines as well. Creating together with dancers, choreographers, and theatre producers is not only inspirational, but it is also determining for the

knowledge and their skills to explore and conquer the market.

MARCEL ANDRIESSEN MASTER OF MUSIC PROGRAMME HEAD OF STUDIES

But it all starts with a fascination and passion for one’s own instru-

For the past six months I have had the privilege to head a study

ment. At AMPA you create music in solo or in ensembles for at least

programme that is unique within Dutch arts education. The

three hours per week under the guidance of a lecturer. Students

Fontys Master of Music is a study programme in which students

also research the repertoire that they play and receive further

are given the space to develop in a personal process that is

theoretical explanation about the pieces that they are playing.

tailor-made for each student. The goal is to translate their

It is a privilege to be part of the development and expansion of

skills into a personal artistic expression. We educate inquisitive

such a contemporary music study programme. The unique environ-

and enterprising musicians who have the tools and mentality

ment in which AMPA students are given the space to learn is not

needed to navigate the artistic world of the future.

only inspirational for students, but also for management. I wish

The support we provide is especially focused on creating

you much pleasure in viewing and listening the events that have

excellent music. But research is also important, as this knowledge

been summed up for you in this brochure.

allows our students to create context for their performance.

vision that students develop about their own subject. Naturally, a healthy dose of pragmatism is also a great addition to using this

This also applies to being enterprising, to communication, and to personal development, which are all essential elements to starting out as a professional musician. But why do I think that it is a privilege to be a part of this study programme and what makes it so special? The answer is simple: because it has allowed me to experience beautiful, engaging, innovative, and captivating performances these past six months. Just to give you an idea: I saw a performance with musicians as mysterious moving characters; I have experienced virtual reality in reverse during an innovative recital at a pop music festival; I have heard how electronically-generated sound can be integrated in an ensemble of acoustic instruments; and I experienced a concert for brass band, percussionists, and electronic music that offers new opportunities for wind and percussion and brass bands. In short, I was amazed and

NOVEMBER MUSIC PROJECT WEEK 2 to 9 November ‘s-Hertogenbosch The theme for our first project week is November Music. This festival traverses all genres with music from today created and performed by the makers of the present. November Music presents the latest developments in music in which makers and composers draw on contemporary composed music, jazz, new world music, musical theatre, visual music, electronics & soundscapes, and sound installations. November Music is taking place at various locations across ’s-Hertogenbosch. Over the years, the festival has grown into one of the most important international festivals for contemporary music in the Netherlands. A contemporary music festival is the perfect way for AMPA students to start to explore the latest musical developments. They discover new areas, push their boundaries, and make the unheard heard. Our students take part in the workshops, seminars, projects, interviews, and concerts which November Music organizes. Together with alumna Sanne Rambags, F.C. Jongbloed student ensemble led by Aart Strootman, composer Kate Moore and saxophonist Dick de Graaf, they search for the sound of the future. Students from the composition study programme write new pieces for November Music which are performed during the various concerts presented during the festival. These pieces can be heard everywhere: from the art route to the evening concerts.

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energized by the creative and original performances of our students. I therefore hope to see you at our concerts in the upcoming

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year, as I believe that you will experience that which I have.

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WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Wednesday 14 November 12:30 PM Wednesday 28 November 12:30 PM Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

MUZIEKGEBOUW FRITS PHILIPS EINDHOVEN LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Thursday 22 November 12:30 PM Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven

The talented soloists from AMPA and the Master of Music program-

AMPA and Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven have worked

me present themselves to the audience in a series of exciting

together for several years. A different ensemble performs at each

concerts. An audience jury judges the young musicians to decide

of the lunchtime concerts. This concert is performed by the Fontys

who will win the AMPA Willem Twee talent prize at the end of the

chamber choir led by Louis Buskens.

season.

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TROMP PERCUSSION EINDHOVEN COMPOSITION COMPETITION

TILIANDER COFFEE CONCERTS

Thursday 15 November 12:30 PM | Muziekgebouw Eindhoven

Sunday 25 November 11:00 AM Theater de Tiliander Oisterwijk

Young composers take on the challenge to compose a new

Learn more about the history of music during the coffee concerts

percussion piece. The AMPA percussion ensemble performs a new

in ‘Cultuurcentrum Tiliander’. Our students don’t simply perform

composition by composition student Eveline Vervliet which she

the most beautiful compositions; they also explore the story

wrote for this occasion.

behind the music. This open and inquisitive approach results in

Public event | Info & Tickets: tromppercussion.nl

exploratory and innovative programmes. Listen to breathtaking

FONTYS UNIVERSITY OF FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS OPEN DAY

chamber music performed by the professionals of the future!

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Saturday 17 November 10:00 AM Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts Tilburg

SMALL GROUPS, GREAT MUSIC

What does becoming a professional musician entail? What do the

Tuesday 27 November 8:00 PM | Het Cenakel Tilburg

lessons involve? Who are the lecturers? Which subjects will I be

Selected chamber music ensembles from the Fontys Master of

taught? Which projects are organized? During the open day you

Music programme perform compositions taken from genres that

are introduced to AMPA. See the presentations, get a feeling for

span the entire history of music. There is no set theme and no

the place, explore the building, and talk to lecturers and students!

connection: only the unexpected can be expected in all possible

Public event | Reservations: fontys.nl/Open-dagen

combinations and styles. All that is certain is the small number of performers.

Public event | Free

AMPA MEETS DE KRING Sunday 18 November 11:00 PM | De Kring Roosendaal Why perform on a stage if you can do it in the cloakroom or backstage? Together with Theater de Kring Roosendaal, AMPA organizes the annual concert series ‘AMPA meets De Kring’. Students don’t perform on stage; instead they experiment with all the possibilities offered by the De Kring theatre. In an inter-

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NEW COLLABORATION WITH THE SOUTH NETHERLANDS PHILHARMONIC

Our music study programmes are linked with the professional field and last year we started a partnership with various ensembles-inresidence such as Ensemble Klang, TEMKO, and ASKO|Schönberg. Several of our lecturers are also members of these ensembles, which makes the collaboration that much more special. Some lecturers are also members of the South Netherlands Philharmonic, which meant that a renewed collaborative effort was on the cards. It gives our students the opportunity to follow masterclasses presented by soloists invited by the orchestra. It is also important to the development of our students that they attend rehearsals and concerts. Through work placement positions, Master’s students are even allowed to play with the orchestra, so they can learn from highlyexperienced orchestra musicians. We are exploring further collaborations for the future, namely in the fields of education and innovation. The basic principle of this collaboration is to have students and professionals learn from one another. The collaboration with the South Netherlands Philharmonic inspires the musicians of the future and gives orchestral music an anchored place in a changing world.

disciplinary context they explore their boundaries and learn to think outside the box.

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DECEMBER

OUR LECTURERS WELCOME YOU! Jenny Spanoghe Violin / viola

FONTYS CHAMBER CHOIR LUNCHTIME CONCERTS IN THE CONCERTGEBOUW AMSTERDAM

WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

Wednesday 5 December 12:30 PM | Concertgebouw Amsterdam

The talented soloists from AMPA and the Master of Music programme

Led by Louis Buskens, the Fontys chamber choir performs in the

present themselves to the audience in a series of exciting concerts.

most illustrious hall in the Netherlands: the Royal Concertgebouw

An audience jury judges the young musicians to decide who will win

Amsterdam. During one of the Free Lunchtime Concerts , the vocal

the AMPA Willem Twee talent prize at the end of the season.

students put their talents on display in this unique concert hall.

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Wednesday 12 December 12:30 PM Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

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CLARINET MASTERCLASS BY MERVE KAZOKOGLU Friday 7 December 10:00 AM Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts Tilburg Turkish clarinettist Merve Kazokoglu presents an AMPA masterclass. At the age of eleven, she started her clarinet studies at the State Conservatory of the University of Istanbul. Merve won several prizes in the final of the prestigious German competition for young musicians, the Jugend Musiziert Concours.

Open to the public | Free Jolente De Maeyer

Kees van den Bergh

Liset Pennings

Violin

Composition

Flute

DEN BOOGAARD COFFEE CONCERTS

MUZIEKGEBOUW FRITS PHILIPS EINDHOVEN LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Thursday 13 December 12:30 PM Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven AMPA and Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven have worked together for several years. A different ensemble performs at each of the lunchtime concerts. This performance is provided by the AMPA Big Band conducted by Martijn Sohier.

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Sunday 9 December 11:00 AM | Theater Den Boogaard Moergestel Learn more about the history of music during the coffee concerts in

AMPA MEETS DE KRING

‘Den Boogaard’ in Moergestel. Our students don’t simply perform

Sunday 16 December 11:00 PM | De Kring Roosendaal

the most beautiful music; they also explore the story behind

Why perform on a stage if you can do it in the cloakroom or

the compositions. This open and inquisitive approach results in

backstage? Together with Theater de Kring Roosendaal, AMPA

exploratory and innovative programmes. Listen to breathtaking

organizes the annual concert series ‘AMPA meets De Kring’.

chamber music performed by the professionals of the future!

Students don’t perform on stage; instead they experiment with

Public event | Part of a series | Tickets: denboogaard.nl

all the possibilities offered by the De Kring theatre. In an inter-

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disciplinary context they explore their boundaries and learn to think outside the box.

Louis Buskens

Marcel Andriessen

Margriet van Reisen

HET KLAVIER KLINKT

Choir conducting

Percussion

Voice

Sunday 9 December 2:30 PM | Theater in het Klavier Kaatsheuvel

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Together with various theatres, AMPA offers students the opportunity to play in front of a wider audience. This year, AMPA is working together with Theater in het Klavier in Kaatsheuvel for the first time. This is a stage where students from the AMPA jazz and classical study programmes can perform beautiful programmes. Students can play on stage, but also in the wonderful foyer. This results in exciting encounters with the youngest generation of top musicians.

Mark Boonstra

Martien Maas

Jelena Bazova

Trombone

Piano accompaniment

Piano

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MUZIEKGEBOUW FRITS PHILIPS EINDHOVEN LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Thursday 20 December 12:30 PM Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven AMPA and Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven have worked together for several years. A different ensemble performs at each of the lunchtime concerts. This Thursday, the Saxophone ensemble

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from AMPA led by Andreas van Zoelen will perform.

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EELT/AMPA CO-CREATION Saturday 15 December 11:00 AM | De LocHal Tilburg Theater collectief EELT in collaboration with AMPA presents Footnote 100: an ode to the city of Tilburg, which is a big city but also a small town, the capital of one-way traffic where you always get lost, the raw biotope for people of all backgrounds, the city that wears a different mask every day. To celebrate the centenary of AMPA, one hundred musicians will get together for a special concert in a special place in Tilburg: an

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old factory hall in the railway zone. This hall, where generations of workers worked on trains, is now a

Located in the heart of Tilburg and linked with Theaters Tilburg,

space for creative and cultural encounters, making it the perfect

art disciplines such as theatre, dance, music, and visual arts are all

place for a meeting between musicians. We bring together fifty

joined together under one single roof at the Fontys University of

students from the dynamic AMPA with fifty settled musicians from

Fine and Performing Arts (Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten,

Tilburg who are represented by EELT.

FHK). Here you can feel the air vibrate with energy and creativity.

The students practice together with the musicians from Tilburg.

However, as a professional artist you need more than raw talent

They get to know one another, learn from one another, and give

alone. The art industry of today demands flexibility and an

life to compositions that have been written especially for this

enterprising ability. FHK provides the education you need to

project by Loes Reiling.

respond to a sector that is constantly changing and developing.

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FHK offers an inspirational learning environment in which you

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TILBURG: A CITY OF CREATORS FHK is connected to the city of Tilburg. This is a city where collaborations are easy to realize, where fresh, innovative ideas come to life, a city with vigour in a post-industrial setting. The atmosphere is laden with creation, creativity, innovation, and daring. Encounters, developments, relaxation, and enterprise are key words that apply to everything that is organized here for and by students. Tilburg, a city of creators, is an inexhaustible well of energy.

develop the knowledge, attitude, and skills you need to succeed in this rapidly changing world. What makes FHK so unique is our focus on interdisciplinarity, cocreation, and internationalization.

NACHT VAN DE KUNSTEN (NIGHT OF THE ARTS) Friday 21 December 7:30 PM Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts & Theaters Tilburg The Friday before Christmas, Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts will be hosting the Nacht van de Kunsten for the eighth time. This is a festive start to the holidays with a broad choice

• INTERDISCIPLINARITY Real innovation happens on the borders of a discipline It is important that you can discover and develop your personal identity as an artist. Diversity is at the very foundation of this development, and where better to achieve this than at an organization where four arts study programmes are housed under one single roof? FHK is an organization that is not limited by borders.

of more than 60 amazing performances. During the Nacht van de Kunsten, you can spend your evening enjoying performances by students from AMPA, the Dance Academy, Muziektheater (Classical), and the Rock Academy. Students from the Academy of Art, Communication and Design (ArtCoDe) and the Academy

• CO-CREATION F uture lecturers and artists inspire one another to research and create the world of tomorrow

of Circus and Performance Art (ACaPA) will present many visual

At FHK you can make the impossible possible, but you can do so

treats. The evening is filled with interdisciplinary performances

much more too. You can draw on the knowledge and inspiration

by the talented students from AMPA. In addition to our instru-

of thinkers, problem-solvers, end users, and interested parties.

mentalists and vocalists, you’ll also hear the latest musical

Co-creation helps you to solve complex questions and realize

creations from our composition students. This is sure to be a fun

changes. That is how you move forward.

and engaging evening!

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• INTERNATIONALIZATION F HK creates local and global connections. This exposes our Western point of view to new knowledge, applications, insights, and experiences As a future professional you are not only critical, enterprising, and inquisitive, but you are also internationally oriented. Art knows no borders. This applies even more so if you want to become world-famous. Strengthen your intercultural skills!

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MASTER OF MUSIC PROGRAMME IN BRIEF

Networks have connected the world more than ever

The Master of Music at Fontys University of Fine and Performing

before. These days it is therefore not only important that

Arts is an advanced degree programme for highly gifted

professional musicians are masters of their instruments;

musicians who seek a career as a professional performer on the

they must also be able to communicate and work together

international concert stage. The unique dimension of the Master of

with others in an international context. To this end we

Music at Fontys is the personalized component: students receive a two-year scholarship and can tailor the program in accordance

introduced the new programme of AMPA, the Academy

with the needs of their emerging career. Students may use their

of Music and Performing Arts, last year. With AMPA, the

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AMPA: PERSPECTIVE FOR THE FUTURE

traditional academy of music makes way for an academy

In addition to being masters of technique and their art, AMPA

Our world is changing faster and faster and even art appears to

in which collaboration forms the foundation. In our vision,

students are also taught to be entrepreneurial. Driven by their

be undergoing a permanent transition. AMPA is a state-of-the-

being an artist is based on possessing an exceptional

creativity, they search for opportunities and are able to create

art music programme that caters for this changing art world.

them. They can anticipate the constant changes affecting the

It is a study programme that gives shape to its students in the

The master offers an intensive two-year programme. The core

world of the arts. They learn to participate in a flexible way and to

best way possible and provides them with the tools they need to

programme includes international

use their art and artistry when requested to do so.

continue to develop after their studies. In fact: AMPA educates

lessons and lectures on research skills, cultural entrepeneurship,

artistic quality which is supported by six important pillars: the Key Skills.

scholarships for taking courses with professors at Fontys and even with external professors and artists.

CONTENT OF THE PROGRAMME masterclasses, individual

professionals who will make a difference in the future. To stay

KEY SKILL: ENSEMBLE PLAYING

KEY SKILL: PRACTICE-BASED RESEARCH

music philosophy and music marketing. Specializations:

ahead, we work closely with important partners and are always

• Chamber music (instrumental/ vocal)

Ensemble playing is the heart of the programme: all other skills are

Research is an important factor for development in any discipline,

engaging international sister institutions.

• Pop (instrumental/ vocal)

connected to this primary skill. By working in a collective, students

and this includes music. AMPA encourages its students to

AMPA’s strength lies in its faculty who are highly-qualified and

• Jazz (instrumental/ vocal)

learn from the start to be flexible, what it means to be an individual

enhance their knowledge of the discipline with practice-based

internationally-renowned professionals who distinguish themselv-

• Musical Theater

in a group, how to share responsibility, and with which allocation

research. Students learn to ask critical questions about their own

es by their open vision on their discipline and beyond.

• Music Theory

of roles they feel comfortable. During their first week, students

assumptions, preferences, strengths, and weaknesses. They explore

are already placed in a student ensemble under the guidance

and recognize the innovations in their discipline, experiment with

of an ensemble coach. Collaborative skills are at the core of the

them, and use them to elevate their artistic skills to a higher level.

assessments throughout the study programme.

With each program you can find a series of symbols

• Conducting

that refer to our keyskills as shown below.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM US

KEY SKILL: INTERNATIONAL CONNECTEDNESS

KEY SKILL: INTERDISCIPLINARITY

AMPA educates students to have a global outlook. Connection

A flourishing music industry is not created out of thin air. To

with the international world of music and an open approach to

maintain the high standards of quality within the music world, it is

and will to work together with international partners are vital to

important to keep on learning and to draw inspiration from other

the development of music. AMPA’s international context offers

disciplines, At FHK, AMPA shares a building with several other

possibilities to enrich these connections, as the English-taught

arts programmes. As the interaction between theatre, dance, and

study programme is followed by students from 44 different

music is incredibly enriching for a musician, AMPA makes intensive

countries. As a result, AMPA students are exposed to and learn to

use of the unique arts cluster at FHK. AMPA educates students to

interact with the intercultural society during their studies.

become broadly-oriented musicians. From the start of their study,

• Composition/ Arrangement (classical/ jazz / pop)

music students are also taught about dance, theatre, circus, and

STUDENTS ARE INTRODUCED TO PRACTICE

the visual arts.

AMPA works together with internationally-renowned ensembles and soloists such as ASKO|Schönberg, ChampdAction, TEMKO,

KEY SKILL: SELF-MANAGEMENT

and Ensemble Klang. This allows students to be educated in a

To help our students achieve an independent, self-assured, and

practice-based environment. AMPA also works with an extensive

responsible career as a musician, it is important that we help them

network of festivals and concert halls where students can test and

to develop the skills that are part of self-management. Setting

demonstrate their knowledge in a professional setting. Moreover,

yourself apart is vital to your success as a musician and this all

AMPA offers a wide variety of internal and external masterclasses.

starts with self-awareness. AMPA students learn to master their

The direct dialogue with top musicians provides our students with

talent. Through this process, they grow from interested and

the inspiration they need to grow as artists.

As a Master of Music student at Fontys you receive a two-year

Keyskills

personal budget. The personal budget amount depends on your specialzation. You can use your budget in accordance with artistic and professional needs. Students who wish to take lessons with

Ensemble Playing

(international) artists who teach outside Fontys may use their scholarship to do so.The school maintains strong connections with local concert halls and venues. Therefore, as a student you will

Self-Management

have ample performance oppurtunities in the region.

Interdisciplinarity

At the Master of Music I grew from music student to professional

NIEK STARMANS (ALUMNUS) ABOUT MOM: musician. There were so many opportunities to know where

Practice-Based Research

exactly I wanted to grow and then to help me achieve my goals. I was able to go to the absolute world top in my field, there were lots of other enthusiastic young musicians and I had opportunities

Collective Entrepreneurship

on the stages. Add to that the pleasant atmosphere that always hung among students and you understand why I never regretted my choice for this institute.

International Connectedness

inquisitive young people into productive and balanced individuals with a healthy work ethic.

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JANUARY WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Wednesday 9 January 12:30 PM Wednesday 23 January 12:30 PM Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch The talented soloists from AMPA and the Master of Music programme present themselves to the audience in a series of exciting concerts. An audience jury judges the young musicians to decide who will win the AMPA Willem Twee talent prize at the end of the season.

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FONTYS UNIVERSITY OF FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS OPEN DAY

NETWORKED PERFORMANCE WORKING ON THE INTERSTICE OF TECHNOLOGY AND ART

Sunday 20 January 10:00 AM Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts Tilburg What does becoming a professional musician entail? What do the lessons involve? Who are the lecturers? Which subjects will I be taught? Which projects are organized? During the open day you are introduced to AMPA. See the presentations, get a feeling for the place, explore the building, and talk to lecturers and students!

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A saxophone concert in the Netherlands and a dance recital in

Yet, art and technology are not always two birds of a feather.

Portugal, all at the same time in one single performance. How

According to Ian, this is due to issues of communication. ‘Musicians

JAZZPODIUM GOIRLE

TILIANDER COFFEE CONCERTS

would you even conceptualize this? For Ian Biscoe, founder of

and technicians each have their own language,’ he explains. ‘But

Studio Biscoe, this is all in a day’s work. Biscoe will be working at FHK

this does not need to be an obstacle. A violinist doesn’t need to be

Sunday 20 January 3:00 PM Jan van Besouw Cultureel Centrum Goirle

Sunday 27 January 11:00 AM Theater de Tiliander Oisterwijk

this coming year and will be supervising projects about Networked

able to program; it’s of no use to them. All we need is an overlap.

The Jazz Podium in Goirle has provided a stage for our talented

Learn more about the history of music during the coffee con-

Performance. ‘Exploring the crossover between technology and art

Take video producers for example: they use technology as a tool to

jazz students for many years. This day will be filled with a choice of

certs in ‘Cultuurcentrum Tiliander’. Our students don’t simply

is my calling in life,’ he emphatically states.

bring their artistic vision to life.’

various student ensembles. Enjoy a jazz-filled day in Goirle.

perform the most beautiful compositions; they also explore

From his residence in Loon op Zand, Biscoe cycles to FHK every day.

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the story behind the music. This open and inquisitive approach

With the mission ‘to create more opportunities for artists, so that they can discover a new world,’ he travels across the globe. The British-

His goal is to develop the performance ability of the wide range of

born Ian Biscoe does not like to sit still. With a history working as an

students. His first step is to work together with the FHK technicians

aerospace technician at Boeing and NASA, as an engineer at Sony

to identify the technological tools available. Then Ian wants to bring

AMPA MEETS DE KRING

and Warner, and as a technician at telecommunication companies,

together students from various disciplines in virtual spaces that can

Sunday 20 January 11:00 AM | De Kring Roosendaal

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he has extensive technological knowledge.

be located anywhere in the world. He hopes that the musicians will

Why perform on a stage if you can do it in the cloakroom or

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then use the new possibilities presented by technology in their own

backstage? Together with Theater de Kring Roosendaal, AMPA

performances.

organizes the annual concert series ‘AMPA meets De Kring’.

However, Biscoe had not found what he was looking for and decided to return to studying. He opted for a study programme in Architecture and Landscape Architecture. ‘Here I learned to be

The annual FHK Event takes place in February, in which interdiscipli-

aware of spaces - human, natural, and physical spaces,’ explains

narity is the main focus. The theme for this edition is Networked

Biscoe. Combined with his technical background and passion for

Performance under the guidance of Studio Biscoe. ‘FHK is a unique

art, this all resulted in Studio Biscoe, ‘a company in which we use

academy, as so many disciplines come together here. I am curious to

technology and virtual space as a tool for our performances.’

see how this project will develop,’ concludes Biscoe.

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results in exploratory and innovative programmes. Listen to breathtaking chamber music performed by the professionals of the future!

Students don’t perform on stage; instead they experiment with all the possibilities offered by the De Kring theatre. In an interdisciplinary context they explore their boundaries and learn to think outside the box.

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OUR LECTURERS WELCOME YOU!

Nicolas Callot

Paul Uyterlinde

Rafaella Tibasco

Piano

Violin / cello

Italian

FEBRUARY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC DAYS Tuesday 5 to Friday 8 February Various locations Tilburg The first edition of the Contemporary Music Days held in 2018 was a great success. All the more reason to continue to build this new tradition this year! The Contemporary Music Days by AMPA is a visual and auditory performance of music in all its manifestations.

Ruud Huijbregts

Simon van ‘t Hoff

Stan Bakermans

New music is one of the focal points at AMPA and this festival is the

Organ / theory

Piano

Theory

herald for the sounds of the future. In addition to our instrumental, vocal, and composition students, leading music groups and solo artists will perform on prominent stages such as in Het Cenakel chapel, De Link, and Paradox. Discover contemporary music in all its manifestations performed by the musicians of the future. This year, be sure to visit the project of our jazz students with pianist Harmen Fraanje, a lunchtime concert by one of our AMPA lecturers, and a spectacular closing concert with works by Louis Andriessen. We will once again be working together with the ASKO|Schönberg chamber orchestra. Follow our Facebook page at facebook.com/AMPATilburg, so that you’re always informed about the latest news about the programme.

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Veerle van Hecke Voice / drama

William Schaffels

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WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Wednesday 6 February 12:30 PM Wednesday 20 February 12:30 PM Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

TRUMPET MASTERCLASS BY MARCO BLAAUW Monday 18 February Time to be announced Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts

The talented soloists from AMPA and the Master of Music

An AMPA masterclass presented by Dutch trumpet player Marco

programme present themselves to the audience in a series of

Blaauw. Blaauw is an internationally famous soloist. He is also a

exciting concerts. An audience jury judges the young musicians

member of the Ensemble Musikfabrik which is based in Cologne.

to decide who will win the AMPA Willem Twee talent prize at the

Blaauw has dedicated himself to the development of trumpet

end of the season.

technique, the trumpet repertoire, and the instrument itself. This

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trumpet player works in close collaboration with contemporary composers who created pieces especially for him, such as Peter Eötvös, Georg Friedrich Haas, Wolfgang Rihm, Rebecca Saunders,

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and John Zorn.

Open to the public | Free

MASTERCLASS JAZZ MARCOS COLLADO TRIO Tuesday 12 February Time to be announced | Paradox Tilburg Spanish jazz guitarist Marcos Collado was invited to Tilburg by

MUZIEKGEBOUW FRITS PHILIPS EINDHOVEN LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

Palma de Mallorca and studied classical music at the Palma de

Thursday 28 February 12:30 PM Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven

Mallorca Conservatory and modern music by Daniel Roth, Mark

AMPA and Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven have worked

Rossi, and Ben Stivers. Collado, who is currently based in Madrid,

together for several years. A different ensemble performs at each

is considered to be one of the best jazz guitarists in Spain. He

of the lunchtime concerts. For this event, the AMPA brass quintet

has played at national and international festivals with numerous

will give a performance.

artists such as Emilio Valdes, Henry Cole, Bobby Martinez, Estefan Rademacher, Molly Duncan, and Jerry Gonzalez.

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For AMPA students

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AMPA and Paradox to present a workshop. Collado was born in

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HET KLAVIER KLINKT Sunday 17 February 2:30 PM Theater in het Klavier Kaatsheuvel Together with various theatres, AMPA offers students the opportunity to play in front of a wider audience. This year, AMPA is working together with Theater in het Klavier in Kaatsheuvel for the first time. This is a stage where students from the AMPA jazz and classical study programmes can perform beautiful programmes. Students can play on stage, but also in the wonderful foyer. This results in exciting encounters with the youngest generation of top musicians.

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CHELSEA FOREMAN COMBINES HER SINGING CAREER WITH COACHING HER COLLEAGUES

Chelsea Foreman spent some time searching for her calling in life before becoming aware of her musical talent. She participated in variety of sports ranging from handball, badminton, and synchronized swimming to street dance, gymnastics, and yoga. However, once she had discovered her passion for music she tried the recorder, drums, and piano before settling on the accordion. After eight years, she made the transition to singing and everything fell into place. Chelsea now has her own vocal coaching practice.

Chelsea grew up in Valkenswaard in a family of five. Her mum is from the Dutch province of Brabant and her dad from the UK. Despite

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first deciding to work in health care, music always remained a keen interest. Out of sheer curiosity rather than a burning passion to become a musician, she decided to do an audition at the Fontys Academy of Music. Quite unexpectedly she was accepted and, after weighing up the options, she decided to follow her dream to study voice as her main subject at the Fontys Academy of Music. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Chelsea gathered the courage to continue her musical development by embarking on the Master of Music programme. ‘I have always loved teaching. So, it seemed like a good idea to do that at an academy of music. However, to do that you need a Master’s degree.’ This also helped her to set up her own vocal coaching practice and

WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Wednesday 13 & Wednesday 27 March 12:30 PM Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch The talented soloists from AMPA and the Master of Music programme present themselves to the audience in a series of exciting concerts. An audience jury judges the young musicians to decide who will win the AMPA Willem Twee talent prize at the end of the season.

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to specialize further. ‘After my Master’s degree, I further developed as a performer and as a teacher. I see myself as a performing

MASTERCLASS BY MARGREET HONIG

musician but certainly also as a coach.’ As a singer, Chelsea performs with various formations. ‘Depending

Thursday 14 March 10:00 AM | Friday 15 March 10:00 AM Het Cenakel Tilburg

on the wishes of the client, I organize my own customized band.

Vocal coach Margreet Honig presents an AMPA masterclass.

I do this for weddings, parties, drinks parties, and other business

Honig is an icon amongst vocalists, not only in the Netherlands

or private events.’

but all around the world. Celebrities knock at her door to learn

But it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for Chelsea. During her

their new role under her experienced guidance or come to her for

studies at the Academy of Music, she developed vocal cord lesions,

her help with vocal problems. Honig believes that awareness of

which resulted in her not being able to sing for eight months. But

the body, breath, and mind are important factors. Her approach

she overcame this setback by drawing on her own strengths.

to vocal coaching is praised across the world.

‘Through intensive speech-language pathology, guidance, and by

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working on myself I was able to rise above it and emerge even

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better. It has also ensured that I have become an even more focused teacher. Through my own experiences, I am able to coach singers more effectively now.’ Chelsea’s dream is to gain even more fame as a vocal coach. ‘When I grow up I want to become a famous Dutch vocal coach with my own business where professional singers come to get ahead in their careers. I also want to teach masterclasses and workshops about various topics for different clients, businesses, and levels of education.’ And, of course, Chelsea wants to continue to be a performing singer. ‘I have big plans for the future, but I’d like to keep those to myself for now.’

FONTYS UNIVERSITY OF FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS OPEN DAY Saturday 16 March 10:00 AM Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts Tilburg What does becoming a professional musician entail? What do the lessons involve? Who are the lecturers? Which subjects will I be taught? Which projects are organized? During the open day you are introduced to AMPA. See the presentations, get a feeling for the place, explore the building, and talk to lecturers and students!

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OUR LECTURERS WELCOME YOU!

AMPA MEETS DE KRING Sunday 17 March 11:00 AM | De Kring Roosendaal

David Romanello

Guus Bakker

Ensemble

Bass

Why perform on a stage if you can do it in the cloakroom or backstage? Together with Theater de Kring Roosendaal, AMPA organizes the annual concert series ‘AMPA meets De Kring’. Students don’t perform on stage; instead they experiment with all the possibilities offered by the De Kring theatre. In an interdisciplinary context they explore their boundaries and learn to think outside the box.

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DEN BOOGAARD COFFEE CONCERTS

Koen Graat

Maino Remmers

Marc van Rooij

Theory / history / research

Theory / history / research

Bass

Sunday 24 March 11:00 AM Theater Den Boogaard Moergestel Learn more about the history of music during the coffee concerts in ‘Den Boogaard’ in Moergestel. Our students don’t simply perform the most beautiful compositions; they also explore the story behind the music. This open and inquisitive approach results in exploratory and innovative programmes. Listen to breath-taking chamber music performed by the professionals of the future!

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Michiel Westerhuis

Paul Weiling

Paulien van Schaik

Drums

Saxophone

Voice

Stef de Hond

Tim Langedijk

Toon de Gouw

Piano

Guitar

Trumpet

CONCERT WILLEM TWEE Sunday 24 March 11:00 AM Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch Portal Music, the winner of the Fontys Willem Twee Chamber Music Contest 2018, will be performing in the Willem Twee Concertzaal in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Portal Music consists of pianist Kanako Abe and cellist Alfian Emir Adytia. The duo combines a twentieth century repertoire with Asian music, the continent where both musicians find their roots.

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AURA BOUW NARRATIVES WITH MUSIC AND IMAGE

Music is an important part in the life of Aura Bouw. She started guitar

ASTEN CLASSIC AWARD

lessons when she was just six years old, but only discovered during

Sunday 7 April 12:00 noon | In de Gloria Asten

her prior education at Factorium that she preferred composing music

Which AMPA formation will win the Asten Classic Award 2019?

to performing music. In her search for knowledge and experience,

During this competition, various AMPA ensembles will appear in

she started the Classical Composition study programme at Fontys AMPA, despite the fact that she was unable to read music. ‘I was so happy that they saw something in me, even though I didn’t have the theoretical background.’

front of an expert jury. The winner will perform a full concert in the 2019/2020 season in the ‘Klassieke Klanken’ concert series. You can also vote for your favourite ensemble and help them win the audience choice award!

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But since then she has developed into a skilled composer with her own sound. ‘I have developed on a professional level and understand how I can reach people with my pieces,’ explains Aura. ‘I really appreciate the quality and personal attention you receive at AMPA. Everyone here is focused on the future and helps you to realize your dreams.’

HET KLAVIER KLINKT Sunday 7 April 2:30 PM Theater in het Klavier Kaatsheuvel Together with various theatres, AMPA offers students the opportunity to play in front of a wider audience. This year, AMPA is

Last year she took the minor Free Composition. A minor provides

working together with Theater in het Klavier in Kaatsheuvel for the

students with the option to compose their own teaching modules.

first time. This is a stage where students from the AMPA jazz and

Aura researched how to combine electronic sounds with acoustic

classical study programmes can perform beautiful programmes.

sounds.

Students can play on stage, but also in the wonderful foyer. This results in exciting encounters with the youngest generation of top

For her research, Aura completed a work placement at Strijbos &

musicians.

Van Rijswijk who are known for their installations and compositions.

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‘I couldn’t have made a better choice. At Strijbos & Van Rijswijk I learned that music is more than just its execution. It is a performance that stimulates multiple senses and that evokes more than just a thought about its pleasant sound.’ During her minor, Aura also took classes in sound production and sound engineering at the Willem II College and the Rock Academy.

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WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Wednesday 10 April 12:30 PM Wednesday 24 April 12:30 PM Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

All this effort resulted in her first performance Actias Luna: a concert

The talented soloists from AMPA and the Master of Music programme

with soundtracks, live music, and film, for which she wrote both the

present themselves to the audience in a series of exciting concerts.

story and the music.

An audience jury judges the young musicians to decide who will win

Actias Luna is the name of a luna moth, also called a moon moth,

the AMPA Willem Twee talent prize at the end of the season.

that lives for only one week after it has emerged from its cocoon. In

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that one week of life as a moth they do not eat, as they don’t have

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a mouth. All they do is live and love. Actias Luna is about the four phases of life: being born, transforming, loving, and dying. ‘The research and the project have given me a clear musical direction. I have learned that, as a composer, I still haven’t found the ultimate answer to the central question that my minor poses,’ explains Aura. ‘My dream is to have the opportunity to tell my story with my music and my performances.’

AMPA JAZZ IN THE WILLEM TWEE CONCERTZAAL Friday 12 April 9:00 PM Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch Our jazz students can also be heard in the concert hall of the Willem Twee centre for music and visual arts in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. On Friday evening, various ensembles perform moving and engaging concerts. These concerts give students a platform to prepare for their careers. Come and listen and meet the newest jazz talents from AMPA.

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EDUARDO BAADER

TILIANDER COFFEE CONCERTS

‘I WANT TO DEVELOP MYSELF AS AN ENTREPRENEURIAL MUSICIAN!’

Sunday 14 April 11:00 AM | Theater de Tiliander Oisterwijk Learn more about the history of music during the coffee concerts in the ‘Cultuurcentrum Tiliander’. Our students don’t simply perform the most beautiful compositions, but they also explore the story behind the music. This open and inquisitive approach results in exploratory and innovative programmes. Listen to breathtaking chamber music performed by the professionals of the future!

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AMPA MEETS DE KRING Sunday 14 April 11:00 AM | De Kring Roosendaal

MUZIEKGEBOUW FRITS PHILIPS EINDHOVEN LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

backstage? Together with Theater de Kring Roosendaal, AMPA

Thursday 18 April 12:30 PM Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven

organizes the annual concert series ‘AMPA meets De Kring’. Stu-

AMPA and Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven have worked

dents don’t perform on stage; instead they experiment with all the

together for several years. A different ensemble performs at each

possibilities offered by the De Kring theatre. In an interdisciplinary

of the lunchtime concerts. This Thursday, the AMPA percussion

context they explore their boundaries and learn to think outside

ensemble will be providing the performance.

the box.

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Why perform on a stage if you can do it in the cloakroom or

When Eduardo Gaspar Polo Baader started experimenting with

Eduardo mentions the Berio project that was headed by Joseph

music when he was just nine years old, it was just as a hobby;

Puglia, the concertmaster of ASKO|Schönberg, as one of the most

something to do after school. But when he saw an advertisement

memorable moments of his study. In this concert, violin students of

from a local music school he decided to take a chance. He tried the

different levels (Master’s students, AMPA students, and the Young

flute. ‘It was the only instrument of which I didn’t know the sound!’

Musicians) performed a programme dedicated to Italian composer

Whoever believes that this Spaniard has no ambition is sorely mistaken. ‘I want to develop myself as an entrepreneurial musician!’ In addition to professionalizing his skills as a cellist, he wants to learn everything there is to know about self-management, communication, and collaboration. If you ask Eduardo about his future, he is crystal-clear in his reply: ‘being a musician is fun, but teaching appeals to me more.’ He sees himself as a mentor. ‘As a main subject lecturer you have enormous influence on both the musical and personal development of a student. But this can be positive or negative. I’ll definitely focus on the positive!’ However, Eduardo thinks it would be fun to be part of a contemporary ensemble. ‘A musician undergoes continuous development primarily by playing.’ Although he only just started his second year, Eduardo has already taken significant steps. With his wide range of interests in music and his musical interpretation based on a broad historical and technical background, he sets himself apart from other musicians.

Luciano Berio. The performance was given an added dimension with visuals created by students from the Academy of Art, Communication and Design (ArtCoDe) and by a dance performance by students from the Dance Academy. ‘The collaboration with the Dance Academy and ArtCoDe was really special.’ ‘The most important factor that led me to go and study at AMPA was my teacher Valerie Debaele. I don’t know anyone who excels on both a musical and educational level as she does.’ But the curriculum offered by AMPA was also an important deciding factor for Eduardo. The focus on interdisciplinarity, the research process, and the flexibility within the curriculum are real plus points for him. ‘No academy of music can give you everything you want, but AMPA offers things that you can’t get anywhere else.’ AMPA is also excellent at welcoming international students explains Eduardo. ‘The opportunities that the extensive programme presents and the fact that the entire programme is taught in English ensures that foreign musicians feel at home here.’

The exploration of music is his speciality.

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MAY & JUNE MUZIEKGEBOUW FRITS PHILIPS EINDHOVEN LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

MUZIEKGEBOUW FRITS PHILIPS EINDHOVEN LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

Thursday 9 May 12:30 PM Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven

Thursday 6 june 12:30 PM Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven

AMPA and Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven have worked

AMPA en Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven werken al jaren

together for several years. A different ensemble performs at

samen. Tijdens de lunchconcerten komt elke keer een ander

each of the lunchtime concerts. This Thursday, you can enjoy a

ensemble aan bod. Dit keer het laureatenconcert.

performance by the AMPA vocal class.

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FINAL OF THE FONTYS WILLEM TWEE CHAMBER MUSIC CONTEST Sunday 12 May 11:00 AM Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch AMPA and the Master of Music programme in collaboration with the Willem Twee Concertzaal have been organizing the Fontys Willem Twee Chamber Music Contest since 2012. In this competition, a select group of chamber music ensembles compete for the illustrious first prize. The ensemble that is awarded the audience’s choice award is given the opportunity to give a full concert in the Muziekgebouw

NEW HORIZONS FESTIVAL WEEK Monday 13 to Friday 17 May Various locations in Tilburg The New Horizons festival week explores the future of music. The dominant themes for the week-long festival

Frits Philips in Eindhoven.

are ensemble playing, digital encounters, and musical

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developments. During the Music & Research Festival stu-

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dents demonstrate their own research and are inspired by pioneering speakers. The AMPA jazz lecturers allow

MUZIEKGEBOUW FRITS PHILIPS EINDHOVEN LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

the jazz students to take a look inside the world of pro-

Thursday 16 May 12:30 PM Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven

composition as part of the Originals project. During the

AMPA and Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven have worked together for several years. A different ensemble performs at each of

fessional jazz musicians and together they create a new two-day long Chamber Music Festival the ensembles not only have to sit their exams but also receive masterclasses

the lunchtime concerts. This Thursday, you can enjoy an organ recital.

presented by international guest lecturers. These guest

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lecturers are not physically there to present the masterclass but give the classes based from their own locations:

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Digital Networked Arts meets chamber music. The week

WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

ends with a concert by students who have spent a week

Wednesday 22 May 12:30 PM Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

working with ChampdAction, an interdisciplinary deve-

The talented soloists from AMPA and the Master of Music program-

Facebook page at facebook.com/AMPATilburg and al-

me present themselves to the audience in a series of exciting concerts. An audience jury judges the young musicians to decide who will win the AMPA Willem Twee talent prize at the end of the season.

lopment and production platform in Antwerp. Like our ways read the latest news about this pioneering festival.

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SUCCESSFUL CONDUCTOR SANDER TEEPEN CONTINUES TO DREAM

ERIK VERBERNE ‘I NOW HAVE MY OWN SOUND, AND I’M PROUD OF THAT!’

For as long as he can remember, music has been at the centre of

The pleasant atmosphere and focus on searching for one’s own

his life for conductor and alumnus Sander Teepen. Having grown

sound are what convinced jazz guitarist Erik Verberne to start

up in a musical family with four children, he started playing the

studying at AMPA four years ago. He has since graduated and is

oboe when he was very young and he drew much of his musical

ready to take on the world of music. ‘I am glad that I was able to

inspiration from his older sister. After finishing his pre-university

gain experience in various musical genres over the past four years,

education, he enrolled at the Fontys Academy of Music where he

as it has turned me into a widely skilled musician!’

studied the oboe and conducting.

Erik comes from a musical family. His two brothers play trombone

During his studies, Sander already conducted various symphony

and percussion in a drum band and brass band in their home town.

orchestras and brass bands. But he was also very active as an oboist.

‘But that wasn’t for me.’ Then one day his father came home with

Yet, in the final years of his study, the emphasis increasingly lay on

their neighbour’s old guitar. ‘I just started playing, and from that

conducting.

moment on I was inseparable from my guitar.’

And this turned out to be the right choice, as he won various prizes

‘One of the highlights of my study was participating in the Conser-

as a conductor. Trophies such as the MÁV Budapest Symphony

vatorium Talent Award competition. One student from each music

Orchestra prize (2012 and 2013), the George Enescu Orchestra Prize,

academy in the Netherlands was nominated to play a short set in the

and Blue Danube Opera Conducting Competition prize grace his

final in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.’ Erik and his band Daltones were one of

trophy cabinet.

the lucky ones chosen to participate. And, as a final touch, he was

Not one week is the same for Sander. ‘This coming season I’ll start as an assistant at the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Radio Philharmonic

allowed to play one of his own compositions with the trio of jazz pianist Sebastiaan van Bavel.

Orchestra). After that I’m going to direct the opening concert of the

As a jazz guitar student he learned a great deal at AMPA. Not only

Residentie Orkest orchestra in The Hague, two opera productions

has he expanded his general musical and theoretical knowledge,

in the Czech Republic, and two concerts of the Metropole Orkest

but he also learned to find his own voice by writing his own compo-

orchestra. In-between all this I still teach and play the oboe and I

sitions. ‘I now have my own sound, and I’m proud of that!’

continue to study a great deal.’

But there is still quite a bit of work ahead, as Erik has big plans. ‘I

But Sander can handle this constant pressure to achieve. ‘It gives me

want to travel the world with my bands Daltones and Klep Your

a great sense of fulfilment when I have conducted a professional

Hands.’ And he always ensures that he keeps the audience on the

orchestra for a week and then hear from the members afterwards

edge of their seats. ‘I always want to create a connection between

that they had a great time.

the audience and myself and want to take them on a journey with

Despite his already successful career, Sander continues to dream

my music.’

of new achievements. ‘There is still so much beautiful music that I would like to conduct, so many great orchestras to lead, and so many breathtaking halls to stand in.’

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Program 2018-2019 September 21 ‘MAKE IT’ JAZZ FESTIVAL P. 06 Evening | Various locations in Tilburg

22 ‘MAKE IT’ JAZZ FESTIVAL P. 06 Evening | Various locations in Tilburg

November 01 SAXOPHONE MASTERCLASS RYO NODA P. 09 Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts Tilburg

02 SAXOPHONE MASTERCLASS RYO NODA P. 09 Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts Tilburg

December 05 FONTYS CHAMBER CHOIR LUNCHTIME CONCERT P. 15 12:30 PM | Concertgebouw Amsterdam

07 CLARINET MASTERCLASS

BY MERVE KAZOKOGLU P. 15 10:00 AM Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts Tilburg

02 AMPA JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT P. 11 8:30 PM | Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

October

09 DEN BOOGAARD COFFEE CONCERTS P. 15

03 WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 08 12:30 PM | Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

04 FRITS PHILIPS LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 08 12:30 PM | Muziekzaal Frits Philips Eindhoven

06 FROM CARILLON TO MUSIC BOX P. 08 12:30 PM | Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts Refter Tilburg

10 JAZZ MASTERCLASS PHILIP LEMM TRIO P. 09 17

12:30 PM | Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

17 OPEN DAY P. 12 10:00 AM Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts Tilburg

18 AMPA MEETS DE KRING P. 12

WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 08 12:30 PM | Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

22 FRITS PHILIPS LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 12

SAXOPHONE MASTERCLASS RYO NODA P. 09 Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts Tilburg

27 SMALL GROUPS, GREAT MUSIC P. 12

SAXOPHONE MASTERCLASS RYO NODA P. 09 Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts Tilburg

31 WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 08 12:30 PM | Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

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HET KLAVIER KLINKT P. 15 2:30 PM | Theater in het Klavier Kaatsheuvel

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WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 15 12:30 PM | Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

13 FRITS PHILIPS LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 15

11:00 AM | Tiliander Oisterwijk

8:00 PM | Cenakel Tilburg

05 CONTEMPORARY MUSIC DAYS P.23 08 Various locations in Tilburg 06 WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 24 12:30 PM | Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

17 HET KLAVIER KLINKT P. 24

2:30 PM | Theater in het Klavier Kaatsheuvel

18 TRUMPET MASTERCLASS BY MARCO BLAAUW P. 24 Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts Tilburg

20 WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 24 12:30 PM | Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

28 FRITS PHILIPS LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 24 12:30 PM | Muziekzaal Frits Philips Eindhoven

12:30 PM | Muziekzaal Frits Philips Eindhoven

15 FOOTNOTE 100 CO-CREATION AMPA/EELT P. 15 11:00 AM | Lochal Tilburg

16 AMPA MEETS DE KRING P. 15

12:30 PM | Muziekzaal Frits Philips Eindhoven

25 TILIANDER COFFEE CONCERTS P. 12

8:00 PM | Cenakel Tilburg

11:00 AM | Den Boogaard Moergestel

11:00 AM | De Kring Roosendaal

11:00 AM | De Kring Roosendaal

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14 WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 12

Paradox Tilburg

28 AMPA MEETS DE KRING P. 09 30

02 NOVEMBER MUSIC PROJECT WEEK P.12 09 Various locations in ‘s Hertogenbosch

February

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March

11:00 AM | De Kring Roosendaal

13 WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 27

FRITS PHILIPS LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 15 12:30 PM | Muziekzaal Frits Philips Eindhoven

14 MASTERCLASS VOCAAL MARGREET HONIG P. 27

21 NACHT VAN DE KUNSTEN

(NIGHT OF THE ARTS) P. 16 19:30 AM | Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts

28 WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 12 12:30 PM | Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

January 09 WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 21 12:30 PM | Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

20 OPEN DAY P. 21 Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts Tilburg

20 GOIRLE JAZZ PODIUM P. 21 3:00 PM | Cultuur Centrum Jan van Besouw Goirle

20 AMPA MEETS DE KRING P. 21 11:00 AM | De Kring Roosendaal

12:30 PM | Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM | Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts, Cenakel Tilburg

14 MASTERCLASS VOCAAL MARGREET HONIG P. 27 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM | Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts, Cenakel Tilburg

15 OPEN DAY P. 27 Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts Tilburg

17 AMPA MEETS DE KRING P. 28 11:00 AM | De Kring Roosendaal

24 CONCERT WILLEM TWEE P. 28 11:00 AM | Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

24 DEN BOOGAARD COFFEE CONCERTS P. 28 11:00 AM | Den Boogaard Moergestel

27 WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 27 12:30 PM | Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

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12:30 PM | Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

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Program 2018-2019 April 07 ASTEN CLASSIC AWARD P. 31 12:00 noon | In de Gloria Asten

07 HET KLAVIER KLINKT P. 31 2:30 PM | Theater in het Klavier Kaatsheuvel

10 WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 31 12:30 PM | Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

12 AMPA JAZZ P. 31 9:00 PM | Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

14 TILIANDER COFFEE CONCERTS P. 32

OUR PARTNERS We thank our partners:

11:00 hr | Tiliander Oisterwijk

14 AMPA MEETS DE KRING P. 32 11:00 hr | De Kring Roosendaal

18 FRITS PHILIPS LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 32 12:30 PM | Muziekzaal Frits Philips Eindhoven

24 FRITS PHILIPS LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 32 12:30 PM | Muziekzaal Frits Philips Eindhoven

25 WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 31 12:30 PM | Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

May 09 FRITS PHILIPS LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 34 12:30 PM | Muziekzaal Frits Philips Eindhoven

12 FINAL OF THE FONTYS WILLEM TWEE

CHAMBER MUSIC CONTEST P. 34 11:00 AM | Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

13 PROJECTWEEK NEW HORIZONS P:34  17 Various locations in Tilburg 22 WILLEM TWEE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 31 12:30 PM | Willem Twee Concertzaal ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Juni 06 FRITS PHILIPS LUNCHTIME CONCERTS P. 34 12:30 PM | Muziekzaal Frits Philips Eindhoven

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COLOPHON This brochure is published by Academy of Music and Performing Arts en Master of Music, both part of Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts. Editors: Stephanie Bastiaansen, Anne Peters, Anthony Fiumara and Raf De Keninck. Graphic design: Blend & Blink design Photography: Lieselotte Pennings, Wilco Smits, Eline de Jong, Jostijn Ligtvoet and Gemma van der Heyden. Print: Enson

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