Yori Swart: Acoustic Solo at TEDxMaastricht

Yori Swart performs and acts in a innovative ‘holistic’ way, using acoustic guitar and changes involume to intensify her passionate voice. Yori won the 2010 Amsterdam Pop Prize and the Netherlands Grand Prix. Live performance at TEDxMaastricht 2012.

Claron McFadden: opera

Claron McFadden. “The human voice is mysterious, spontaneous and primal…its breath is the caption of this essence…” says the world-renowned Soprano Claron McFadden. While looking for her own essence in a silent retreat in Thailand, she was asked to sing. When the woman remarked “it’s like meditation,” she realized that…

Calefax Reed Quintet

Calefax is a reed quintet based in Amsterdam. Few ensembles can claim to have created a new musical genre, but Calefax, a quintet composed exclusively of reed instruments, has brought a fresh sound to audiences. The Amsterdam-based group’s unusual combination of instruments — clarinet, oboe, saxophone, bassoon and bass clarinet…

Leading Edge: Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1

Leading Edge is a choreography performed by two soloists, Marielle Rijkaart (cello) and Besim Hoti (dance). The audience experiences Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 with an extreme combination of street and modern dance. There is a vibrant connection between the cellist and the dancer, but how are they…

Noisia: An inside on electronic music

Noisia was number 1 in the UK Cool Cuts Top 20 and they made a sound track for the Heineken commercial. Robbie Williams and Moby asked Noisia to make a remix of their songs. That is the definition of a big success. For years already, they are valued for their…

Celine Cairo

The 19 year old singer-songwriter Celine Cairo is rapidly conquering the Netherlands with her unique voice. Composing and making music has been her dream since childhood and she takes the stage to inspire TEDx audiences to follow their hearts.  In 2008,  Celine joined up with bassplayer Mart Jening and violinist…

Karsu Dönmez: Turkish jazz

Karsu Dönmez (1990) is a pianist and singer from Amsterdam of Turkish descent. She is seen as a major talent in the field of jazz and is being called the Dutch Norah Jones. Young as she is, she has already performed in Carnegie Hall in New York twice, and played…