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NEW CD
ZAYT GEZUNTERHEYT. The folk soul of the Eastern clarinet.
Roeland Hendrikx Ensemble

GLAZUNOV-KHACHATURIAN-PROKOFIEV-KOKAI-VAN DER ROOST

Brugge 14/2/20
Arlberg 2/3/20
 
Tongeren 7/3/20
 
Leuven 8/3/20
 
Zolder 13/9/20

ABOUT THE ENSEMBLE

 

Nicolas Dupont | violin

Noémi Tiercet | violin

Sander Geerts | viola

Sébastien Walnier | cello 

Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort | piano

Roeland Hendrikx | clarinet

In 2015 Roeland Hendrikx founded his own chamber music ensemble, which essentially focuses on the rich repertoire for clarinet, piano and strings. In the largest line-up, there are six musicians on stage, but programmes in trio, quartet or quintet formation are also on offer.

Although he gave his name to the ensemble, and remains its inspiration and driving force, Roeland exclusively works with like-minded colleagues. These are chosen in function of their technical and expressive craftsmanship, but also on the basis of the stripes they have earned in other ensembles, and the uniqueness they contribute to the chemistry of the ensemble. Because the Roeland Hendrikx Ensemble is a permanent collective that remains loyal to a small number of musicians, it can function – much more than any ad hoc formation – as a laboratory in which various spirits and styles can collaborate towards one overwhelming melting point.

The Roeland Hendrikx Ensemble is often praised for its technical perfection and the special symbiosis that emerges when individual talents consciously choose to collaborate instead of engaging in fleeting experiences. The ensemble has only one goal: to move, to enrapture, ... and to provide a memorable listening experience.

LE BESTIAIRE
THE DOCUMENTARY
(20 MIN)
LE BESTIAIRE
TRAILER (2 MIN)
MOZART QUINTET
STREAMING FROM THE
HISTORICAL CITY HALL LEUVEN
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DE STANDAARD ****

De klarinettist en zijn gezelschap voelen prima aan op welk snijvlak tussen compositie en traditie ze navigeren. Hun fusie

klinkt oprecht en bijzonder geslaagd. Het zijn vooral de zachte tonen die opvallen in deze blik oostwaarts: de dragende warmte van cellist Sébastien Walnier, de ronde tonen van Hendrikx’ houtblazer, de weemoedige touches van Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort …

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DE STANDAARD ****

...Klarinettist Roeland Hendrikx en zijn ensemble spelen heerlijk en reageren perfect op Webers vroegromantische intenties. Het verrukkelijke samenspel tussen Hendrikx en pianist Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort  maken de plooibare virtuositeiten van het Gran duo en de Silvanavariaties tot een waar feest...

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LUISTER

... Roeland Hendrikx en Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort laten mooi horen hoe dit spel gespeeld moet worden...

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DE KEUZE VAN KLARA

Net zoals Camille Saint-Saëns verzorgt Piet Swerts schertsende, hartverwarmende, veelkantige muziek die de ingezette instrumenten tot wondermooie chicanes van ironie inspireert. De extreme economie van expressie is spek naar de bek voor het ensemble rond Roeland Hendrikx, zoals steeds toegesneden op de fijnste wendingen in een van leven barstende partituur.

Bart Stouten

Zayt Gezunterheyt

Zayt Gezunterheyt

If Eastern art music has a folk heart, its arteries are Roma and Klezmer sounds. From the orientalist imagination of Glazunov, the Jewish adoption of Prokofiev, the Uzbek inspiration of Khachaturian, to the Romani-Hungarian roots of Kokai and the Balkanism of Jan van der Roost: all composers on this disc build on the same toolbox of themes and techniques, and they all rely on the clarinet as the ultimate interpreter of this lore.

Kunstdagen Wittem - September 2024

Kunstdagen Wittem - September 2024

Glow!

Zeepziederij Bree - January 2024

Zeepziederij Bree - January 2024

Roeland Hendrikx Ensemble plays Mozart an d Swerts Quintets

Edegem - November 2021

Edegem - November 2021

RHE - Weense Weemoed & Belgian Beauty

Tour&Taxi Brussels - November 2023

Tour&Taxi Brussels - November 2023

Fotoshoot Benjamin Brolet

KMSK Antwerp - November 2021

KMSK Antwerp - November 2021

RHE - Minimalism -Klassiek & Architectuur

Concertgebouw Brugge.  Feb 2020

Concertgebouw Brugge. Feb 2020

RHE. Première of Le Bestiaire (P. Swerts). foto Yoshie Kuwayama

Spot Groningen - December 2023

Spot Groningen - December 2023

Glow!

The Netherlands, Oranjewoud Festival. Aug 2021.

The Netherlands, Oranjewoud Festival. Aug 2021.

RHE - Le Bestiaire. Foto Cor Pot

Antwerp, Veilinghuis Bernaerts, Mar 2021

Antwerp, Veilinghuis Bernaerts, Mar 2021

RHE - Streaming Concert Brahms Quintet

Leuven, Historical Townhall. Mar 2021

Leuven, Historical Townhall. Mar 2021

RHE - Mozart Quintet

Le Bestiaire - Carnaval des animaux

Le Bestiaire - Carnaval des animaux

Sweet Saint-Saëns and wicked Apollinaire may be empires apart, but their hilarious animal portraits in Le Carnaval des Animaux and Le Bestaire ooze the same satirical genius. Belgian composer Piet Swerts translated the evident musicality in the Bestiaire poems into real melodies, and he rearranged Le Carnaval for clarinet, strings and piano. The acclaimed Roeland Hendrikx Ensemble fuses both zoos in an unparalleled chamber-musical Animal Farm.

Antwerp, deSingel. May 2020.

Antwerp, deSingel. May 2020.

CD Recording Le Bestiaire - RHE

Concertgebouw Brugge. Feb 2020

Concertgebouw Brugge. Feb 2020

RHE. Première of Le Bestiaire (Piet Swerts). Foto Yoshie Kuwayama

Leuven, Museum M, March 2021

Leuven, Museum M, March 2021

RHE - Weber Clarinet Concert in Pocketsize

Austria, Arlberg 1800. Mar 2020

Austria, Arlberg 1800. Mar 2020

RHE - Le Bestiaire

Concertgebouw Brugge. Feb 2020

Concertgebouw Brugge. Feb 2020

RHE - Première Le Bestiaire. foto Yoshie Kuwayama

W.A. MOZART
CLARINET QUINTET
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