Daniel Raiskin, conductor Jerusalem Quartet Alexej Gerassimez, Percussion Pavel Haas Quartet Isabelle Faust, violin Meccore Quartet Alexander Melnikov, piano Aaron Pilsan, piano Signum Saxophone Quartet Raaf Hekkema, saxofoon Caslas Quartet Sharon Kam, klarinet Maxim Rysanov, viola Quatuor Arod Tai Murray, viool Lise de la Salle, piano Isabelle Faust / Alexander Melnikov, viool & piano Eldar Nebolsin, piano Quatuor Danel
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Multiple prize-winner Raaf Hekkema has an adventurous spirit: whether he plays Paganini's violin concerto with orchestra, Bach Partita's or explores microtones on the saxophone, unravels the inhumanly complex mathematical musical puzzles that Conlon Nancarrow wrote for the pianola - Hekkema doesn't bat an eye. Performing mainly his own arrangements, he gives approximately 100 concerts per year. Hekkema has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras, is member of the Calefax Reed Enesmeble and has given many international masterclasses. The solo CD 'Paganini Caprices for Saxophone' (MDG, 2006) received the German Echo Klassik 'Instrumentalist of the Year' title. His compositions and arrangements are published by Schott Music.

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