thanks

for all the well wishes following the Dutch Classical Talent Award ! !

I was humbled my many reactions, messages, and posts –

particularly the NRC article :

“in fifteen minutes Dramm not only created the illusion that her violin is a living organism, but also bare footedly played bass drums and pedal organ, and then sang the macabre poem ‘Crossing the Water’ by Sylvia Plath – the final line of which (“This is the silence of astounded souls”) accurately reflecting the audience’s sentiments. That astonished silence gave way to Purcell’s famous Dido, in which her violin seemed to become human.”
-Joost Galema

https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2018/04/30/dutch-classical-talent-award-voor-violiste-diamanda-dramm-a1601311

Dutch Classical Talent

can still hardly believe that I won the Dutch Classical Talent Award 2018 two weeks ago … huge congratulations also to Raoul Steffani and Daan Boertien for winning the Audience Prize and the Ardemus Quartet and Nadezda Fillipova for playing a fantastic tour.

watch back the finals HERE

june 7th I will play my program in the Concertgebouw, and my name will be installed in the Honorary Gallery of the recital hall. tickets HERE

the jury rapport is still giving me red cheeks .. some excerpts  :

“Björk of the violin” … “knows what she wants to say and says it” … “plays from vulnerability” … “with this phenomenon the jury has made a choice for the future”

swiss press

last week i played two shows at Taktlos Festival in Zürich. one concert with Ian Pace and Jürg Frey playing Ustvolskaya/Frey/Ustvolskaya and one solo concert. so enjoyed playing there and hearing some other fantastic sets too !

i was featured in the Tages Anzeiger as a Züritipp. also, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung wrote a review on the opening night of the festival :

On the Ustvolskaya Sonata with Ian Pace :

“…Die 27-jährige niederländische Spezialistin für Neue Musik betont indessen nicht das Aggressive und Abweisende. Insbesondere in der frühen Geigensonate von 1952, in der auch das Klavier nicht nur zum spröden Single-Note-Spiel verknurrt ist, gewinnt sie den einfachen Motiven mit ihrem warmen, breiten Geigenton durchaus Schönheit ab. Der Kanzlei-Club ist ein dankbarer Raum für solche Töne. Deutlich kleiner als die Aktionshalle der Roten Fabrik, wird er dem intimen Rahmen des Festivals ohnehin gerechter.”

Leeuwarder Courant

**** for my concert in de Harmonie last week ! Thanks Leeuwarder Courant 🙂

“Dramm houdt het spannend.”