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Live on Radio: "Podium"

Today I was a guest at the radio show 'Podium' on NPO Radio 4 with presenter Dieuwertje Blok. During the show I presented my new CD album Seasons: landscape & animals. I also played 2 compositions from the CD live: "Vers la source dans le bois" by Marcel Tournier and "Le Rossignol" by F. Liszt. In the interview, besides a short description of the CD, I also got the chance to announce a new project: the Gold Tree. A family performance of which a children's book will be published very soon. So stay tuned! Listen here to the broadcast Date of recording: 29th January 2021 Listen from: 1.23.45

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Live on Radio: "Spiegelzaal"

Today I had the oppurtunity to play live on NPO Radio 4 in the morning program "de Spiegelzaal" ("the Mirror hall"). It's a beautiful oval room, with chandeliers, a warm red carpet and of course a lot of mirrors! Normally there is always an audience present, but unfortunately that was not possible due to the current circumstances.  During the program, I've performed the following works from my new CD album: "Winter Road" by G. Sviridov and "Vers la source dans le bois" by M. Tournier. In addition I've explained the background-story of the CD. It was a very enjoyable experience, with the great and always enthusiastic presenter Hans van den Boom, who kept the atmosphere cheerful. The broadcast also featured...

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CD-Release

The official release of my first CD album is a fact!  While listening to this CD, you will be taken on a musical journey through the four seasons.  In each season, we will see both the landscapes and its inhabitants. The music and the various possibilities of the harp reminded me of the different colors of the seasons. Each season has its own color, character and emotion. Despite these differences, they belong to one unity, one year. This is exactly how I look at the music: despite the fact that every piece of music is different, there will always be a connection between them.   The story behind the Cd: The journey begins in spring. We can imagine ourselves in...

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Prizewinner "Music & Stars awards"

At the first edition of the online music competition: Music & Stars Awards, Michelle received a "Golden star" as a soloist in the "Performing" category. As Duo Sweegers & van Andel she received the honourable mention. The Music & Stars Awards is a large-scale online competition in which participants could upload video films via Youtube. An international jury of 112 renowned musicians judged all entries.     

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