Camiel Boomsma, Netherlands, 2020

Tour Dates: 1st July - 13th July, 2020

He is praised by press and public for his remarkable maturity, his extraordinary beautiful sound and unique touch.

Tour Dates
  • 1st July - 13th July, 2020

 

He is praised by press and public for his remarkable maturity, his extraordinary beautiful sound and unique touch. Boomsma has performed at many major national and international venues and series including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the prestigious Schloss Elmau, the Meesterpianisten series in theater Heerlen, Teatro la Fenice in Venice, The Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, St John's Smith square in London, and he performed live at television programmes such as VPRO's ''Vrije Geluiden''.

He has collaborated successfully with a number of renowned musicians among pianist Severin von Eckardstein with whom he performed duo recitals. As part of an extensive solo recital tour through China, he performed in 6 prestigious concert halls - Shanghai City Theater, Tianjin Grand Theater, Harbin concert hall, Nanjing Arts Center, Chongqing Concert hall and Chengdu Concert Hall. He has been invited to return in June 2020. Boomsma is also a regular guest at International festivals. In the summer of 2019 he will perform during the Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam and the Musica Sacra Festival in Maastricht. In march 2020 he will perform and record Chopin's 2nd piano concerto with the Noord Nederlands Orkest. This recording is part of his Innermost side project. 

Camiel Boomsma's Wagner journey has been highly praised worldwide. In 2013 he made a daring album debut with unknown piano transcriptions and surprised press and public with his deep understanding of Wagner's music. His recordings of Transcriptions for piano and Porazzi for Etcetera Records, received many rave reviews in BBC Music magazine (5 stars), Diapason (4 stars), national newspapers like Trouw, NRC and De Volkskrant, Luister Magazine, Classica and many more.

For his latest album Musings, released on Challenge Records International, he has been hailed for his highly poetical and imaginative playing and was compared with Lupu, Pires and Marc-André Hamelin. Leading Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant wrote: ''Boomsma's fingers have a velvet touch''. Pizzicato gave the highest possible rating stating that ''these are incredible Chopin performances'' and ''When Camiel Boomsma starts his CD with Nocturne Op.9 No.1, one is immediately overwhelmed by his extremely fine and nuanced playing''. ResMusica was highly impressed and called him ''the poet of the piano'' - rewarding him with a recording of the month.

A new 3 year project ''The innermost side'' is set for 2019, 2020 and 2021, consisting of three albums, a media campaign and a special artists’ portraits film project ‘’The innermost side of…’’. Every album is consciously accompanied - although entirely self-contained - by a special project to underline the innermost side as a theme and a profile of Camiel’s musicianship and artistry.

"Considered Holland's most outstanding piano talent"

- Schloss Elmau

"Very beautiful playing"

- BBC Music Magazine

"He can compete in depth with pianists such as Radu Lupu and Maria Joao Pires"

- De Nieuwe Muze

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