On Friday April 29, Saskia Lankhoorn performs at the Look & Listen festival in New York, where she will play selections from her recent ECM release entitled Dances and Canons. This annual series, chock-full of edgy new music, builds on the longtime New York tradition of presenting contemporary concerts in art galleries. And because of the 15th-anniversary of this festival, held at BRIC Arts Media, it’s free and open to the public!
About The Look and Listen Festival
Founded in 2002, Look & Listen is an annual New York City festival presenting contemporary classical music from within New York City’s most ‘awesome art spaces’. The Festival expands and engages audiencese of 20th and 21st-century music by providing the unique opportunity of a visual context for music and an aural context for visual art. The festvai takes place over seeral days each spring, with three or four ensembles and soloists on each ocncert. The Look & Listen festival supports and brings together the highest quality emerging and established musicians and composers on the new music scene, and is dedicated to promoting contemporary visual artists and the art spaces that feature them.
Doors open at 7.30PM
Concert at 8PM
About Saskia Lankhoorn
Saskia Lankhoorn is an active soloist and chamber musician in the contemporary music scene. Originally from Almere, the Netherlands, Saskia Lankhoorn received her Bachelors and Masters from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, under the guidance of Marcel Baudet and Naum Grubert, and also studied with Rudolf Jansen at the Academie de Villecroze in France, and shortly with Elza Kolodin in France and Freiburg. She won first prize in the National Prinses Christina Competition in 1998 and was a finalist in the Royal Concertgebouw’s 58th Vriendenkrans Competition in 2007, where her duo was honored with both the Press Prize and the Audience Award.
Her critically acclaimed solo concerts combine new art music with a strong performance and sound concept, and strive to immerse the audience in a new sound world. In spring 2014 she presented the solo program ‘Chords & Cables’, exploring the external sound possibilities of the instrument through combining the piano with electronic and prepared sounds. Saskia performs throughout the Netherlands in venues such as the Concertgebouw and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam, as well as Symphony Space NY in the USA.