Utrecht Early Music Festival 12: Artem Belogurov

It was nice to have as last concert of the day, a performance by Mr. Belogurov. He may nearly be dubbed “an old hand”. He regularly performs in the Netherlands and it was not the first time I had the good fortune, to hear him at the Utrecht Early Music Festival.

Continue reading


Utrecht Early Music Festival 2016 part 18: Duo Ranganathan – Fernández

They were having fun. The audience was having fun. What more is needed for an enjoyable concert? The venue was the large concert hall of Tivoli-Vredenburg and its sound-system did not play up. So like last year, the duo Ranganathan – Fernández gave an enjoyable concert.

Continue reading

Utrecht Early Music Festival 2016 part 15: Danzi Duo

The Danzi Duo were no new ensemble for me. During the 34th Early Music Festival in Utrecht, they already belonged to the fabulous fringe circuit. They had performed at the large concert hall at Tivoli-Vredenburg. But unfortunately, the sound system at that hall had played up, or down – whatever you prefer. The result was a not so satisfying fabulous fringe concert.

Continue reading