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Welcome to the official website of pianist, composer and conductor Henry Kelder

Welcome to the official website of pianist, composer and conductor Henry Kelder

News

In september 2020 my NEW double album Clarity in Depth I & II will be released. Soon more info. The first track will be Melody by Gluck. Here played live in Tucson in 2017.


During this Corona Crisis I´m posting on Facebook and YouTube each day (starting from March 19th 2020) Live Piano Music from my Home Studio. Each three days beautiful pieces from unknown composers, unknown treasures from famous composers and Dutch music. Also World Premieres and compositions especially written for me. It would be great if you subscribe to My YouTube Channel.


My song Isle of Arran on Dutch Television, Ondernemerslounge at RTL7. YouTube


January 2020 I'm appointed as WPTA (World Piano Teacher's Association) President of The Netherlands and Vice-President of IMEA (International Music Educators Association). In April 2020 also as board member of Dutch Composers Now.


This season starting my 25th Anniversary as a conservatory teacher: Groningen 1996-2008, The Hague 2000-2012, Utrecht 2010-now.


In May 2019 my company MatchingArts has an office in China and I'll be manager of my Chinese partner's company SkyCulture. We had more then 10 million viewers with our joined project 24 Concerts: Music Without Borders with 24 acts from 24 countries in July 2020. More info.


My piece Waldorf (2018) for soprano, tenor, mixed choir and philharmonic orchetra was three times soldout in 2019 on March 19th and 20th in Oosterpoort, Groningen, The Netherlands. With Parcival College and Filharmonie der Aa.and myself as conductor. Coming seasons we try to sell it worldwide. A trailer will follow soon.


New compositions: Scenes from Alba (for piano with 3rd movement Isle of Arran), Suite Havana (for wind trio), Zhujiang (for ensemble), Four Improvisations (for piano)


My releases with Edition MatchingArts: Song for You (2016) for solo instrument and piano / ZBOP! (2007) for soprano saxophone and piano / Batam (2017) for violin, saxophone and piano / Fundament (2016) for female choir and piano / Double Concerto (2016) for soprano saxophone, alto saxophone and string orchestra. Released soon: Water.


Live Radio interview at Vrije Geluiden, Dutch Radio 4. Talking about composing and publishing with Edition MatchingArts Listen back the Podcast.


ZBOP!, the new album by Duo Lind´n Kelder (with world famous saxophonist Johan van der Linden) will release around Autumn 2020. Song for You (live)


Check YouTube some of my compositions: Piano Trio Chess (2005) / 1st Saxophone Concerto (2012) / Improvisation (live Tucson 2017) 


Trio Heuvelman with Andre Heuvelman, Wilmar de Visser and Henry Kelder is now called Cinema Paradiso. This trio played a.o. in Concertgeboiuw, Paradiso, Down The Rabbit Hole and Dutch Days South China.
Here on Dutch TV at Podium Witteman on February 19th 2017.