Thomas Beijer (Haarlem, 1988) graduated in 2001 from the class of Jan Wijn at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, and received masterclasses from renowned musicians including Jorge Luis Prats, Emanuel Ax, Menahem Pressler, and Murray Perahia. His winning the YPF National Piano Competition 2007 placed him in the top of a new generation of young pianists in The Netherlands. Thomas Beijer has been actively giving recitals in Europe and Asia since he was ten years old. As a soloist he has performed concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg, Franck, Ravel, Gershwin, and Adams, with orchestras including the Residentie Orkest, Het Brabants Orkest, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, and the Netherlands Student Orchestra. He has worked with conductors such as Neeme Järvi, Ed Spanjaard, and Bas Wiegers. His repertoire eanges from 17th-Century music to contemporary compositions, and he has a special affinity with Spanish music. Thomas Beijer is a part of the Amsterdam Chamber Soloists and regularly performs with Camerata RCO. In May this year he performed in the Concertgebouw’s Eigen Programmering series with Albéniz’ solo cycle Iberia in the Kleine Zaal, as well as in a recital with Quirine Viersen in the Zondagochtend Concert. Since October 2019, Thomas Beijer has been the artistic director of the YPF, following in the footsteps of its founder Marcel Baudet. Beijer is also active as a composer and writer, and in 2017 he published the novel Geen jalapeños.
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If ever there was a composer whose melancholic melodies simply screamed to be played on the cello, then it would have to be Frédéric Chopin. His close friendship with cellist Auguste Franchomme led to several wonderful chamber concert works for cello. Many cellists, including Gregor Piatigorsky and Karl Davydov, later ‘borrowed’ many of his waltzes, nocturnes and mazurkas. Continuing […]