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The Martijn Padding Show!- Cello Biënnale

One of the best Dutch composers

Oct 29 2020

The Cello Biënnale 2020 is placing Martijn Padding in the spotlight.

Martijn Padding’s music never fails to put a smile on your face. In addition to being a great composer, he has also been an passionate teacher for decades, inspiring younger generations of composers. His music is original, filled with virtuosity, often tongue-in-cheek, and always a perfect fit for the musicians. Padding’s music has a special way of communicating with the audience, supported by the fact that the musicians joy creates a ripple effect in the audience. His immense oeuvre offers a special place for the cello.

Martijn Padding: “I developed as a composer partially due to years of improvising with a friend cellist at the conservatory. Through the cello I managed to enter the world of string music as a pianist composer.”

The new work by young composer Alexandre Kordzaia was selected by Padding.
Free livestream.

Martijn Padding

Give me one more night
Last Words

Alexandre Kordzaia

Alex, how is it going with your Cello Concertino? world premiere, commissioned by Asko|Schönberg, with the support of the Performing Arts Fund NL


Polish Cello Quartet

Gregory Charette conductor
Doris Hochscheid cello
Lidy Blijdorp cello
Maya Fridman cello

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Oct. 29 2020




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