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The first 5 clips of The Percussion Canon!

The first 5 clips of The Percussion Canon were launched internationally on bravaHD on the 30th of August from 8pm till 11.50pm! The clips were also premiered during the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam on the 23rd of August.


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Duo Wolfs/KleinJan finally has a website, check it out: WolfsKleinJan.com and of course the Wolfs/KleinJan section on this website: click here.

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A new website, so finally I could update my biography, concert schedule and my media. Click on the menu above to check everything out :-)

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10th of March: The Percussion Canon in Concert!


Glass & Bach: twee grootse componisten als rode draad door een slagwerkprogramma gecombineerd met dans.

Niek KleinJan ziet het als zijn missie om slagwerkmuziek bij een breed publiek bekend te maken en heeft daarom ‘The Percussion Canon’ ontwikkeld. Hij zal voor u een aantal pareltjes uit het slagwerkrepertoire gaan spelen en laten zien op video. Muziek voor marimba van Glass en Bach is de basis in het concertprogramma.

Chris Kokkeel danst op muziek van Glass en Sakamoto.

Slagwerkmuziek afgewisseld met dans en programmatisch geweven in muziek van Glass en Bach: voor elk wat wils en gegarandeerd een muzikaal spektakel!

Chris Kokkeel danst op muziek van Philip Glass (Duet) en Ryuichi Sakamoto (Life life), een mooie combinatie met 'The Percussion Canon Live in Concert!'

Het concert is op zondag 10 maart, 16.00 uur in Theater De Cameleon in Amsterdam, en duurt tot circa 17.15 uur. De zaal gaat om 15.30 uur open. TICKETS HERE!

Organisatie: Cor Knoester / Hommage Philip Glass i.s.m. Louis Gauthier.


Dutch National Opera & Ballet: Only the Sounds Remains – Saariaho

From the 22nd of February till the 29th of March I will play a brand new piece by Kaija Saariaho: Only the Sound Remains, with the Dutch National Opera & Ballet. Click here to see the concert dates: http://www.operaballet.nl/nl/opera/2015-2016/voorstelling/only-sound-remains ! I will be playing more than 50 different percussion instruments in this piece. From a bamboo xylophone to a giant tamtam. Come check it out!

Percussion Concerto with the Nederlands Studenten Kamerorkest

I will be touring with the Nederlands Studenten Kamerorkest from the 10th till the 17th of April with a brand-new piece by Bram Kortekaas, named Balance of Power. A percussion concerto, commissioned by the Nesko and especially written for me. We will be playing in some major concert halls of Holland, from Groningen to Maastricht and Nijmegen to Amsterdam where the last concert will be in Muziekgebouw aan't IJ! The conductor is Ivan Meylemans, please check out more info about the tour on www.nesko.nl. Hope to see you at one of the concerts!

Concert Tour trough Peru!

From the 19th of July till the 6th of August I will be on tour through Peru. My tour starts in Lima at the VII Encuentro Internacional de Percussion at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música Lima, Peru. During the festival I will give concerts with ensembles, play a solo recital and I will give masterclasses and lessons to music students. After the festival I will head to several cities in Peru, the exact travel schedule is still in the making… Hope to meet nice people over there!



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