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Thomas Beijer is a young pianist praised for his excellent technique and artistic integrity. A clear and profound musical insight is evident in his performances. Born and based in The Netherlands, Thomas Beijer enrolled at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where he studied with Jan Wijn.
Thomas Beijer plays the piano since the age of eight and took masterclasses with Jorge Luis Prats, Emanuel Ax, Murray Perahia, Pascal Devoyon, Menachem Pressler, Jacques Rouvier and Elza Kolodin.
He concluded his Master Study at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and graduated with Highest Distinction.

By winning the prestigious Young Pianist Foundation Competition in 2007 Thomas Beijer positioned himself at the top of a new generation of pianists in the Netherlands. The international jury about Beijer; 'a very interesting musical personality, with distinct ideas about music. He is a true artist.'

From the age of ten Thomas Beijer gave recitals in Europe and Asia. As soloist he played piano concerti by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel, Franck and Adams with eg. Residence Orchestra of The Hague, the Brabants Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Netherlands Student Orchestra. He worked with conductors like Nicholas Milton, Ed Spanjaard, Bas Wiegers and Neeme Järvi.

Thomas Beijer is a multitalented musician. Besides his performances as a concert pianist he is also a composer and a passionate chamber musician. Thomas is a member of the Amsterdam Chamber Soloists and a regular guest of Camerata Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Thomas Beijer's debut CD with compositions by Johannes Brahms was released in 2008. In 2012 he presented his second CD with works by Rachmaninoff. Thomas was signed by Lyrone Records in 2013 which resulted in the release of Canción y Danza and the preparations for his fourth CD - with works by Ravel, Martin and Escher - scheduled for release in 2016.

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Tijmen Huisingh started lessons at the age of seven. He studied in the "Young Talent" program at the Conservatory of Utrecht with Lex Korff de Gidts and continued his studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Jan Repko and from 1999 until 2004 with Ilya Grubert.
In 2007 he finished his studies at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole under the guidance of Pavel Vernikov and Oleksandr Semchuk in the 'International Competition Preparation Course'. As part of the course he has taken part in master-classes with Michael Frieschenschlager, Yair Kless and Olga Vojtova.

As a soloist and in many chamber music groups Tijmen has taken part in master-classes with musicians such as Viktor Liberman, Donald Weilerstein, Krysztof Wegrzyn and Valentin Berlinsky and with members of The Amadeus Quartet and The Brodsky Quartet.
He has won a number of prizes in various violin competitions in The Netherlands and
was a price winner at the International Chamber Music Competition 2007 Rovere d'Oro in Italy with his duo partner, pianist Alessandro Barneschi.
He also made radio recordings and concert tours in Europe as a member of The Thales String Quartet and currently as violinist of the Quartetto di Pistoia, with whom concerts all over Italy are planned.

Currently Tijmen is assistent concertmaster of the European Union Chamber Orchestra, where he also appears as a soloist , and he is a regular guest-player with Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Gustav Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Combattimento Consort Amsterdam. He is also invited as guest concertmaster in the Orchestra Promusica Pistoiese in Italy and the Dutch Theater Orchestra.

Tijmen Huisingh plays the "Douglas Kane, ex-Bouw Lemkes" Francesco Goffriller violin from 1725 (Venice) and a J.A. Lamy bow, both on kind loan from the NMF (Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation).

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Anna-Magdalena den Herder began her studies on violin at the age of four. At the age of ten she was accepted to the young talent division of the Conservatorium van Utrechtand studied with Joyce Tan.

Now she studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Marjolein Dispa. She has regular lessons abroad and at home with violists Wolfram Christ, Nobuko Imai and Sven Arne Tepl and has participated in masterclasses with Yuri Bashmet, Garth Knox, Gidon Kremer, Lynn Harrell, Gary Hoffman, Dmitry Ferschtman, Anner Bijlsma and Erwin Schiffer.
Summer courses include the Kronberg Academy (chamber music connects the world) in Germany, and the International Music Academy Switzerland (IMAS) where she had string quartet coachings with Seiji Ozawa.

Anna-Magdalena has performed as soloist with orchestras here in her native Holland in concert halls around the Netherlands performing such pieces as Paul Hindemith's Trauermuzik and W.A. Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante.
As an active chamber musician, Anna-Magdalena has performed internationally with violinists Liza Ferschtman, Alena Baeva, Candida Thompson; cellists Collin Car, Gary Hoffman and Lynn Harrell in Germany.

In 2009 Anna-Magdalena won the Kersjes-prize, as first violist. She was awarded 2nd prize and the Public's prize at the 1st National Amsterdam Viola Competition. She won 1st prizes at both the Princess Christina Competition and the Stichting Jong Muziektalent Nederland (SJMN).
Anna-Magdalena has been principal violist of the Netherlands Youth String Orchestra (NJSO) and the Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands (JON) and was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO).

Anna-Magdalena den Herder  plays on an Annelies Steinhauer viola, built for her in 2002. This was made possible by the National Muziekinstrumenten Fonds (NMF).

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Jan Bastiaan Neven  had his first cello lessons with Jan Hollinger at the age of ten. He continued his studies at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf with Johannes Goritzki and -with a scholarship from the Prins Bernhard Foundation- with Colin Carr and Laurence Lesser at the New England Conservatory in Boston.

He participated in master classes with Gary Hoffman, Frans Helmerson, Anner Bijlsma and Philippe Müller.
Since a young age Jan Bastiaan Neven appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Europe and the USA. He performed, as recitalist and chamber musician, at the festivals of Norfolk, Verbier, Freyburg (USA), Schleswig-Holstein, Trecastagni (Sicily), S'Agaro (Spain) and 'Le Festival des Heures Romantiques' in Monthodon, as well as in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Centro Cultural de Belem in Lisbon and most of the other major cities in Europe.
He collaborated with the Prazák and Orpheus Quartets, the Sweelinck Ensemble, the Remix Ensemble in Oporto and musicians as Charles-André Linale, Alexander Baillie and Udo Reinemann.

As a member of the Huntington Piano Trio he performed in Carnegie Hall and many other venues throughout the USA. When he was solo cellist of the Algarve Orchestra in Portugal, he appeared regularly as a soloist with the orchestra and recorded the cello concerto by the Portuguese composer Joly Braga Santos for Naxos/Marco Polo. Jan Bastiaan Neven is a member of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra.

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