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Disklavier Day

DISKLAVIER DAY Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Conlon Foundation acquired a new Yamaha Enspire Pro Disklavier in the last year, in partnership with Gaudeamus and with the support of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.

After having organized projects for many years with MIDI-triggered acoustic instruments, among which an older Yamaha Disklavier, the four composers of the Conlon Foundation board (Christina Viola Oorebeek, Robert van Heumen, Boris Bezemer en Ji Youn Kang) have become quite specialized in working with this special instrument. A large number of interesting new works have been composed, yearly competitions for Disklavier, electronics and video have been held, and a great many concerts have been organized, often during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek. Also, other composers and musicians have often made use of this Disklavier, among others, Ralph van Raat, Marcel Wierckx and Ivo Witteveen.

Now that the Yamaha Enspire Pro, equipped with the most advanced internal technique has been purchased, we want to organize a DISKLAVIER DAY together with the supplier, Evert Snel Pianohandel.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, starting at 10 am, in the Muziekhuis Utrecht.
In the morning (starting at 10am) Yamaha Disklavier specialist Bert Smorenburg and the Conlon specialists will give an introduction to various ways of using the instrument, along with presenting some compositions. The morning will be of particular interest to conservatory teachers and other music teachers. In the afternoon (starting at 2pm) Conlon composers will be on hand to introduce the instrument and give suggestions and advice to interested composers and composition students, giving examples from their own works.

For more information on the possibilities of the Yamaha Enspire Pro Disklavier, click this here.


Please let us know if you will attend the whole day or only in the afternoon.
If there are those who are interested in attending, but can’t be present on June 6th, we

ask them to let us know, so that we may possibly be able to schedule a second introduction-day for them.

Stichting Conlon

Muziekhuis Utrecht – Loevenhoutsedijk 301 – 3552XE UTRECHT