Jazz meets classical Indian music
Fri, 29 May 2015 | 20:30 hour
Fri, 29 May 2015 | 20:30 hour
Door tickets: € 15.00
Presale: € 12.50
Splendor members: € 12.50
Students (upon presentation of college ID): € 5.00
CJP: € 12.50
Daniel Wong’s subtle and expressive jazz playing are driven by the rhythmical wizardry of Heiko Dijker. Their meeting of piano strings and tabla strokes brings new perspectives on the intimate conversation of Jazz and Classical Indian music.
Two special guests bring extra color to this concert: Lenneke van Straalen (Indian violin) and Marije Nie (tap dance).
Daniel Hidalgo Wong
Daniel is the only Mexican pianist with a degree in both classical and jazz piano from the School of Music of the Mexican Institute for Fine Arts (INBA).
During his student years he toured the United States, South America and Spain. Later he was invited to be a professor at the University of Texas.
During his stay in America he played with musicians like Ron Wilkins (Clark Terry Big Band), Al Di Meola and Giovanni Hidalgo. On his return to Mexico, he became the Head Teacher of Jazz-piano at the National College of Music.
In the last year he has recorded six albums of personal projects: Piano Solo, duet with Ingrid Beaujean, MAD Trio and Mario Arturo García Báez, La Wong Gang, one of Piano solo improvisations and the latest, Spherical Reflections with Tablaplayer Heiko Dijker.
Heiko Dijker is an Amsterdam based tablaplayer whose playing is marked by enthousiasm and energy, depth of knowledge and rhythmic poetry. After years of traditional training in classical Indian music with Shri Bhaswaraj Bhendigeri in India, he continued to study with grandmaster Faiyaz Khan in the Guru-Shisya (Master-Disciple) system.
Holding a Masters-degree in classical Tabla of the Rotterdam Conservatory, Heiko has been working with great classical and innovative musicians and dancers like the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Scapino Ballet, Shankar Mahadevan, Meeta Pandit (Indian vocal), Pandit Birju Maharaj (the legendary Kathak dancer), Ustad Fariddudin Dagar, Bahauddin Dagar (Roudra Veena), Amine
and Hamza M'raihi (Tunesian classical music), Kailash Ensemble, Melissa Etheridge, Praful, Het Nieuw Ensemble (contemporary western), composer Jacob ter Veldhuis and many more.
Lenneke van Staalen grew up in a family of western classical musicians and discovered a deep affinity with Indian music its emotional depth and expression during her studies with the late violinist Shri Joy Shrivastava.
After returning to the Netherlands Lenneke van Staalen continued her education at the Indian music department of the Rotterdam conservatory under vocalist Koustuv Ray. In 2003 she received her master diploma cum laude and was rewarded with the 'Prize for excellent performance'. She continued her studies in Mumbai with master violinist Pandit D.K.Datar.
Lenneke van Staalen performs frequently in Europe and India, playing both with classical Indian music and fusions of western classical music and world music, like with Concerto Rotterdam, the cellogroup of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, 'Leela' with singer Sandhya Sanjana and 'Yatra' with Bharatnatyam dancer Kalpana Raghuraman.
Marije Nie is a percussionist with her feet, a dancing musician. She performs with musicians from many different worlds: classical, jazz, improvised and world music. She also collaborates with artists from other disciplines, like film makers, dancers, theater makers and poets.