dutch classical talent

honoured to have been selected for the Dutch Classical Talent Tour & Award for season 17/18 as the first ever string soloist. The DCT trajectory includes a coaching program, a month long feature on Radio 4, and a tour of 12 concert halls in the Netherlands, including the Concertgebouw and Tivoli|Vredenburg. My tour will be in January/February 2018, here !

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foto Marco Borggreve

WEBERN

proud to present my first release :

Anton Webern – Opus 7
featuring Helena Basilova
music video by E-Ville Media Group, directed by Willem Wits

also on
spotify & iTunes

Diamanda La Berge Dramm – Violin
Helena Basilova – Piano 

Production Company: E-Ville Media Group

Director: Willem Wits

 

Cinematographers: Bobby Littlejohn, Rikash Gobardhan, Dara Gorky

Sound Producer, Mix & Master: Jurriaan J.J. Sielcken

Sound Recording Engineer: Iwen Legro

Grading: Guido Beeldstro

Runner: Cosmos Bijenhof

Groningen

Can’t wait to play Oehring, Haas, and Cage at the Sounds of Music Festival in Groningen this weekend ! Interview with Job van Schaik / Dagblad van het Noorden

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Wire reviews Louth

The Wire reviews Louth Contemporary Music Festival in Dundalk, Ireland –> and highlights Garth Knox’ solo violin works (“raw but focused .. like Derek Bailey on a tiny instrument”), and Jürg Frey’s trio for soprano, violin, and piano (“uplifting, comforting, fleeting .. containing the knowledge of its own ending”)

Andrew Bird in Magnet

After hearing a short solo set of mine at Cross-Linx Festival back in February, Andrew Bird named my Schoenberg as one of his favorite recent finds in an interview with Magnet Magazine .. I’m extremely humbled with this mention by one of my big singer/violinist inspirations !

AB : “…I was just playing a festival in Holland with Glenn Kotche and Neil Finn and there was a young violinist named Diamanda Dramm who played a Schoenberg piece, I think was Pierrot Lunaire. She sang operatically while accompanying herself on violin. It was incredibly beautiful and mind-meltingly difficult. I realised that a lot of modern music turned me off at first because it’s played with such severity. Alban Berg string quartets also knocked me out recently. I think it’s the way they were played-perhaps more calmly. Too many string players strangle the music with passion and fury, so I’m taking another look at the Second Viennese School…”