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Saturday January 27th, 2018 – 21:22

Just finished a lovely (and very busy!) week working with students from the Koninklijk Conservatorium - Royal Conservatoire on Bela Bartok's violin duets. Together with Jenna Sherry, the 1st year Bachelor's students and students of the JongKC, we had performances during the Open Dag, at the Gotische Zaal, and had a workshop at the conservatory last Thursday where we listened to some of Bartok's own field recordings and this amazing recording of Bartok playing his own arrangement of some of the duets: www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1-IKGahAO0youtube.com ... See MoreSee Less

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A great project!

Saturday December 2nd, 2017 – 13:22

Tonight at Korzo (20:00) I'll be playing a concert curated by Kate Moore (composer) for Festival Dag in de Branding. We are playing Kate's 'The Dam', I will be playing a few movements of Messiaen's 'Quartet for the end of time' and I will be joining in as a pseudo-percussionist for Aart Strootman's piece 'Upside Down'! Tickets are still available at www.dagindebranding.nl/shop/Hoog radiobezoek vanmiddag toen de makers van Nieuws & Co van NPO Radio 1 langskwamen! Zij luisterden even mee bij de repetitie van het HERZ ensemble, die morgen om 17.00 uur The Dam van Kate Moore (composer) spelen tijdens Festival Dag in de Branding.

Kate Moore (composer) ontvangt morgen voor dit werk als eerste vrouwelijke componist de Matthijs Vermeulen Prijs.
Moore speelt zelf overigens ook mee in het HERZ ensemble, wat deze uitvoering natuurlijk extra bijzonder maakt!

Ook bij het concert zijn? Kan dan hier voor tickets en meer informatie: www.dagindebranding.nl/shop/
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Tonight at Korzo (20:00) Ill be playing a concert curated by Kate Moore (composer) for Festival Dag in de Branding. We are playing Kates The Dam, I will be playing a few movements of Messiaens Quartet for the end of time and I will be joining in as a pseudo-percussionist for Aart Strootmans piece Upside Down! Tickets are still available at https://www.dagindebranding.nl/shop/

Sunday November 19th, 2017 – 15:47

Warming up before my concert last Friday at the Peace Palace in Den Haag where I played the Kodaly Duo with Sietse-Jan Weijenberg as part of the Zoltán Kodály Festival. Thank you Koninklijk Conservatorium - Royal Conservatoire and Suzanne Konings for organizing this concert in such a beautiful venue! ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday November 4th, 2017 – 13:49

Excited to be playing this program with John Zorn's music tonight November Music at Theater aan de Parade in Den Bosch... it's crazy music but so much fun to play! Also I am happy to meet again with old friends from NY and finally work with them after all these years: David Fulmer Steve Gosling and Jay Campbell from JACK Quartet!

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Looking forward to the exciting music of John Zorn November 4th at November Music. Listen to conductor David Fulmer during the rehearsals. With the New York musicians Jay Campbell, Steve Gosling and Ikue Mori.
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Saturday October 14th, 2017 – 22:35

A first for me: I will attach a plastic ruler to my violin next Thursday for a concert at the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ! Among pieces by Scriabin, Ustvolskaya, and more, I will be playing a piece by Alexander Khubeev with Asko|Schönberg. Here is Alexander Khubeev himself describing how to create the strange effects.

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Niets is wat het lijkt. In zijn nieuwe stuk The codex of thoughtcrimes gebruikt Alexander Khubeev geen enkel instrument of zangstem op de 'gewone' manier en sorteert daarmee wel een heel speciaal effect. Kijk mee naar de instructie voor de strijkers. Op 19 okt samen met Cappella Amsterdam in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ.
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Friday October 6th, 2017 – 22:28

Thank you GMIsserlis Photography for sharing these nice pictures from the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove! Here I was trying out the brand new violin made by Greiner violins & Mark Jennings Violin Maker....such an honor! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you GMIsserlis Photography for sharing these nice pictures from the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove! Here I was trying out the brand new violin made by Greiner violins & Mark Jennings Violin Maker....such an honor!

Friday September 15th, 2017 – 0:30

This week I am teaching at the Bartokworldcompetition Symposium at the Liszt Academy, Budapest. And tomorrow I will be closing the scene with a workshop on Duos for Two Violins by Bartók and Berio....looking forward! ... See MoreSee Less

This week I am teaching at the Bartokworldcompetition Symposium at the Liszt Academy, Budapest. And tomorrow I will be closing the scene with a workshop on Duos for Two Violins by Bartók and Berio....looking forward!

 

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Fantastic! Good Job, Jo ! Bartók is one of the big B's !

Wednesday September 13th, 2017 – 22:31

You can see some tired but happy faces in this picture with Reinbert de Leeuw Vera Beths and Joey Roukens taken after the Joseph Puglia + Asko|Schönberg - Seizoensopening Bach & beyond on September 9th! And this was just the first concert in the 'Zielsverwanten' series: the next one will be 18 violisten rondom Joseph Puglia - Het Berio Project on the 21st January 2018 always at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ! Save the date!😀Het bruiste en zinderde afgelopen zaterdag bij het openingsconcert van Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. Mooi programma bevlogen en vol overtuiging uitgevoerd door onze musici onder leiding van Joseph Puglia, hier links op de foto bij het nagesprek met Reinbert de Leeuw, Vera Beths en componist Joey Roukens. ... See MoreSee Less

You can see some tired but happy faces in this picture with Reinbert de Leeuw Vera Beths and Joey Roukens taken after the Joseph Puglia + Asko|Schönberg - Seizoensopening Bach & beyond on September 9th! And this was just the first concert in the Zielsverwanten series: the next one will be 18 violisten rondom Joseph Puglia - Het Berio Project on the 21st January 2018 always  at Muziekgebouw aan t IJ! Save the date!😀

Saturday September 9th, 2017 – 22:46

I had so much fun playing at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ tonight! Great audience and amazing musicians to play with, thank you all so much! As an extra now starts the roundtable with Reinbert de Leeuw, Joey Roukens and Vera Beths!! What an evening!! ... See MoreSee Less

I had so much fun playing at Muziekgebouw aan t IJ tonight! Great audience and amazing musicians to play with, thank you all so much! As an extra now starts the roundtable with Reinbert de Leeuw, Joey Roukens and Vera Beths!! What an evening!!

Thursday September 7th, 2017 – 20:56

The clock is ticking! I am looking forward to the opening of the serie Zielsverwanten at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ with Asko|Schönberg on Saturday 9th! I will start at 20:15 with the Chaconne by Bach, and after some chamber music and Berio's Sequenza, we will play Joey Roukens' "Roads to Everywhere" concerto, *without conductor* 😲!
It's been a real inspiration to have such immediate and direct contact with my colleagues while rehearsing the piece this week.

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Zaterdag meer van dit vioolconcert van Joey Roukens in Bach & beyond, het eerste concert in de serie Zielsverwanten die onze violist Joseph Puglia programmeert in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. Hij opent met de prachtige Chaconne van Bach en reist via Paul Hindemith, Luciano Berio, György Kurtág en Sofia Gubaidulina naar het recente werk van Roukens.http://bit.ly/2vi6mDq
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Have fun Joey! I remember your Bach d minor partita from a hundred years ago in Morse Hall :). Would love to hear it but will be playing it too that night in Larvik close to Oslo. Xxx

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Thursday August 31st, 2017 – 22:23

This Sunday I'll be playing some Bach and Berio at the UIT Festival Den Haag, at the tent of Festival Dag in de Branding! I'll be giving two short shows at 2:30pm and 5pm, hope to see you there!Dit weekend zijn we bij UIT Festival Den Haag! Op zaterdag in Korzo met Kluster5 & Barbara Ellison, op zondag in de Nieuwe Kerk met Ensemble Klang en op het Lange Voorhout met ons eigen pop-up podium i.s.m. Koninklijk Conservatorium - Royal Conservatoire met Joseph Puglia, Slagwerk Den Haag en anderen. Meer info: www.uitfestivaldenhaag.nl

This weekend we are at UIT Festival The Hague! On Saturday in Korzo with Kluster5 & Barbara Ellison, on Sunday in the Nieuwe Kerk with Ensemble Klang and on the Lange Voorhout with our very own pop-up podium with Joseph Puglia, Slagwerk Den Haag and others. See you there!
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This Sunday Ill be playing some Bach and Berio at the UIT Festival Den Haag, at the tent of Festival Dag in de Branding! Ill be giving two short shows at 2:30pm and 5pm, hope to see you there!

Thursday August 31st, 2017 – 22:18

We started rehearsing Joey Roukens' violin concerto with Asko|Schönberg at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ...and it's going great!Thank you all for the good work!Joseph Puglia als solist en repetitieleider, natuurlijk de nodige meters slagwerk... fris en fruitig begonnen aan het vioolconcert van Joey Roukens voor het concert op za 9 in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. ... See MoreSee Less

We started rehearsing  Joey Roukens violin concerto with Asko|Schönberg at Muziekgebouw aan t IJ...and its going great!Thank you all for the good work!

Wednesday August 30th, 2017 – 21:19

On Saturday right before the concert at UITmarkt Amsterdam I gave this interview that aired on Sunday night on NPO Cultura (in Dutch!). It is not only a teaser for the concert of September 9th but also a recollection of when I started playing the violin (age 4) and what inspired me. You can ask me more of these questions on September 9th at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ when I will be staying after the concert to have a chat with the people in the audience! See you there!Bekijk deze reportage van NPO Cultura over het concert van 9 september met Asko|Schönberg. Na afloop van het concert is er gelegenheid om na te praten met Joseph Puglia. ... See MoreSee Less

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Saturday August 26th, 2017 – 18:55

Look at the introduction video to the "Wildcard for Joseph Puglia" series at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ!

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Topviolist Joseph Puglia is dit seizoen zielsverwant van het Muziekgebouw. De in New York geboren en getogen Puglia (1984) is regelmatig als concertmeester van Asko|Schönberg te beluisteren. Zo bracht hij talloze composities in première. In deze video vertelt hij meer over zijn achtergrond, inspiratie en muziekkeus. Za 9 sep opent hij ons concertseizoen. En a.s. zaterdag speelt hij op de Uitmarkt!
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Fancy!

You sound great dude, it says violist though 😉

Saturday August 26th, 2017 – 16:22

Come listening at 20:30 at Uitmarkt Amsterdam , with Asko|Schönberg! We will also be interviewed & recorded by NTR!😎Tijdens Uitmarkt Amsterdam kunt u genieten van diverse gratis optredens in het Muziekgebouw. Zo geeft violist Joseph Puglia met Asko|Schönberg op zaterdagavond in de Grote Zaal alvast een voorproefje van onze seizoensopening (9 september).

Ook Dudok Kwartet Amsterdam verzorgt een optreden en Ere Lievonen demonstreert het Fokker-orgel in de Kleine Zaal. En op zondag Matangi Quartet, Silbersee en nog veel meer.

Bekijk hier het volledige programma: bit.ly/2xrHvd5
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Come listening at 20:30 at  Uitmarkt Amsterdam , with Asko|Schönberg! We will also be interviewed & recorded by NTR!😎

Wednesday August 16th, 2017 – 22:12

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ seizoensopening zaterdag 9 september

Wij openen het nieuwe seizoen met een wervelende muzikale tijdreis door topviolist en Zielsverwant Joseph Puglia samen met Asko|Schönberg. Van de beroemde Chaconne van Bach tot het spetterende Vioolconcert dat Joey Roukens in 2015 voor hem schreef. Zijn eerste van 6 concerten in de reeks Zielsverwanten.

Info en tickets www.muziekgebouw.nl/seizoensopening / Joseph Puglia + Asko|Schönberg - Seizoensopening Bach & beyond
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Thursday May 4th, 2017 – 14:08

Had a great time in Miami last month with the New World Symphony and Reinbert de Leeuw playing Kaija Saariaho's violin concerto, "Graal Theatre". Wonderful players and a fantastic organization, which managed to set up a Skype rehearsal with Saariaho in the week before our concert! We also got a very nice review from the South Florida Classical Review:

"The concert opened with a violin concerto by the renowned Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. Entitled Graal Théâtre (Grail Theater), the concerto was inspired partly by poems about the Chivalric search for the Holy Grail.

Although for this work, Saariaho eschewed the electronics that she often employs, she still drew unusual and spacey sounds from the chamber-sized orchestra. For all the modernity of its musical language, however, there’s a hint of the 19th century in the concerto’s use of the violin as heroic protagonist in what turned out to be an absorbing musical drama.

The solo violin, played by the American-born contemporary music specialist Joseph Puglia, goes on a journey across a bleak and menacing orchestral landscape. With an amazing economy of forces, Saarriaho creates a darkly luminous atmosphere, often using just a few notes of harp, xylophone, wind instruments or timpani.

Puglia plunged with gusto into the demanding, complex solo part. He played in the rough, aggressive manner that much of the music demanded. Yet the soloist also brought a ghostly tone to eerie procession of high notes. Puglia achieved a huge tone as his bow swept across the strings in rapid arpeggios, drawing enough power to stand up to the massed forces of the orchestra.

The concerto was almost non-stop turbulence, with the orchestral tone turning more dire and threatening in the second and final movement. But at the very end, it achieves a sort of peace, as Puglia played glassy high notes and arpeggios and fades out.

Under de Leeuw’s leadership, the orchestra provided a finely balanced accompaniment, with a jewel-like glow in evocative woodwind passages and controlled aggression in moments that challenged the supremacy of the violin."
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Had a great time in Miami last month with the New World Symphony and Reinbert de Leeuw playing Kaija Saariahos violin concerto, Graal Theatre.  Wonderful players and a fantastic organization, which managed to set up a Skype rehearsal with Saariaho in the week before our concert!  We also got a very nice review from the South Florida Classical Review:

The concert opened with a violin concerto by the renowned Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. Entitled Graal Théâtre (Grail Theater), the concerto was inspired partly by poems about the Chivalric search for the Holy Grail.

Although for this work, Saariaho eschewed the electronics that she often employs, she still drew unusual and spacey sounds from the chamber-sized orchestra. For all the modernity of its musical language, however, there’s a hint of the 19th century in the concerto’s use of the violin as heroic protagonist in what turned out to be an absorbing musical drama.

The solo violin, played by the American-born contemporary music specialist Joseph Puglia, goes on a journey across a bleak and menacing orchestral landscape. With an amazing economy of forces, Saarriaho creates a darkly luminous atmosphere, often using just a few notes of harp, xylophone, wind instruments or timpani.

Puglia plunged with gusto into the demanding, complex solo part. He played in the rough, aggressive manner that much of the music demanded. Yet the soloist also brought a ghostly tone to eerie procession of high notes. Puglia achieved a huge tone as his bow swept across the strings in rapid arpeggios, drawing enough power to stand up to the massed forces of the orchestra.

The concerto was almost non-stop turbulence, with the orchestral tone turning more dire and threatening in the second and final movement. But at the very end, it achieves a sort of peace, as Puglia played glassy high notes and arpeggios and fades out.

Under de Leeuw’s leadership, the orchestra provided a finely balanced accompaniment, with a jewel-like glow in evocative woodwind passages and controlled aggression in moments that challenged the supremacy of the violin.

 

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A Skype rehearsal, wow, even my Skype meetings are a mess!

Friday February 10th, 2017 – 16:18

This Sunday we present another concert in the Tuinzaal of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. Inspired by the artist Sol Lewitt, with pieces by Beethoven and Bartok. Free entry!
www.gemeentemuseum.nl/nl/bezoek/activiteiten/muziek-op-zondag-joseph-puglia
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This Sunday we present another concert in the Tuinzaal of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. Inspired by the artist Sol Lewitt, with pieces by Beethoven and Bartok. Free entry! 
https://www.gemeentemuseum.nl/nl/bezoek/activiteiten/muziek-op-zondag-joseph-puglia

 

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Frans Beij is misschien wel wat voor de zondag :))

Jammer, ik kan niet!

Beethoven and Bartók inspired by Sol Lewitt?

Wednesday January 11th, 2017 – 14:52

Our next Gemeentemuseum Den Haag concert, with Asko|Schönberg and Koninklijk Conservatorium - Royal Conservatoire is happening this Sunday at 3pm! Come and see Joey Marijs performing on some of the museum's instruments, including a gong from China from the year 960!

Also: the Tuinzaalconcerten series needs your help! We have just started our crowdfunding campaign on Voordekunst - here is the information:
www.voordekunst.nl/projecten/5239-tuinzaalconcerten-gemeentemuseum-1

You can donate and receive CDs, concert tickets, a house concert, or a recording session with me on one of Berio's violin duets! (Even if you've never played violin before in your life - in fact, perhaps that's even better!)

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Kijk wat onze violist Joseph Puglia en slagwerker Joey Marijs in het depot van het Gemeentemuseum Den Haag uitspoken... Back to Basics op 15 januari in Gemeentemuseum Den Haag en 24 januari in De Link Tilburg bit.ly/2hQkdVS
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...and some information on how to donate for you non-Dutch speakers: www.voordekunst.nl/paginas/donate

Friday December 16th, 2016 – 16:21

Our voordekunst campaign for the Gemeentemuseum series will be up and running by Tuesday! We'll be giving away concert tickets, CDs, house concerts, and more! Info, links, etc. will follow ... See MoreSee Less

Our voordekunst campaign for the Gemeentemuseum series will be up and running by Tuesday!  Well be giving away concert tickets, CDs, house concerts, and more!  Info, links, etc. will follow

Friday December 16th, 2016 – 14:54

It was lots of fun at the Gemeentemuseum last Sunday! I mentioned to the audience at the concert that we are starting a crowdfunding campaign for the series - it will be up and running soon. More info to come in the coming days.... ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday November 8th, 2016 – 20:32

Wow, so it's been a very busy period...but lots of fun stuff! This coming Sunday we will be having our second chamber music concert at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, with Emmy Storms, Emlyn Stam, and Joris van den Berg! Rehearsals have been lots of fun so far, I'm looking forward to the concert. The program is string quartets of Anders Hillborg and Smetana, and Signs, Games, and Messages by Kurtag.

As always, the concert doesn't cost anything more than entry to the museum, so if you have a museum card it's totally free!

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leuk maar waarom aankondigen in het engels?

Monday October 3rd, 2016 – 15:50

This Sunday October 9th at 15:00 the first of six Gemeentemuseum Den Haag concerts. I will be performing with my wonderful friends Jae-won Lee, Hannah Shaw and Amy Norrington. On the program: Beethoven, Webern, Stravinsky and everyone who shows up will be playing some John Cage! Free entry to the concert with a museumkaart or with a ticket to the museum.www.gemeentemuseum.nl/activiteiten/muziek-op-zondag-3 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday September 1st, 2016 – 20:32

...and the 2016/2017 season starts! I'm off to Bruges on Monday with these lovely people to rehearse and premiere a new opera by Vasco Mendonça with Asko|Schönberg o.l.v. Etienne Siebens!Dirigent Etienne Siebens en componist Vasco Mendonça zijn in Amsterdam aangekomen voor de repetities van Bosch Beach, nieuwe opera met libretto van Dimitri Verhulst gebaseerd op 'De Zeven Hoofdzonden' van Jheronimus Bosch'. Première 10/9 in Brugge en op 9 en 10/11 in Den Bosch bij November Music. ... See MoreSee Less

...and the 2016/2017 season starts!  Im off to Bruges on Monday with these lovely people to rehearse and premiere a new opera by Vasco Mendonça with Asko|Schönberg o.l.v. Etienne Siebens!

 

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Monday July 18th, 2016 – 12:18

...with a short bonus performance on NPO Radio 4's Opium tonight at 22:30!On the 19th of July (tuesday, starting at 20.00) our string trio Trio Dumas is going to play a concert in 'Kasteel Duivenvoorde te Voorschoten'. Next to string trios of Schubert (D. 471), Martinu (Nr.2) and Beethoven (Op.9 Nr.3) my chamber music partners will play the beautiful Duo for violin and viola (G major, K.423) of Mozart, while I myself will have the good fortune to play the second Suite for solo cello (d minor) of Bach. Would you not be able to make it to the concert, on the night of the 18th of July you can listen to some pieces from our programme live on 'Opium op 4' (starting at 22.30).

www.triodumas.com/
www.kunstkringduivenvoorde.nl/19072016.html
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...with a short bonus performance on NPO Radio 4s Opium tonight at 22:30!

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Friday May 27th, 2016 – 20:32

Just starting rehearsals for our new Asko|Schönberg project at the Holland Festival!Eerste dag repeteren voor Theatre of the World van Louis Andriessen, groot ensemble olv Reinbert de Leeuw. Première op 11 juni met De Nationale Opera - Dutch National Opera, Holland Festival, Leigh Melrose, Cristina Zavalloni, Nora Fischer, Marcel Beekman, regie Pierre Audi en decor en video Brothers Quay, groots spektakel. ... See MoreSee Less

Just starting rehearsals for our new Asko|Schönberg project at the Holland Festival!

 

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Wednesday April 27th, 2016 – 23:32

off to the ESTA (European String Teachers Association) conference in Ljubljana tomorrow with the wonderful violinist Emmy Storms where we will be teaching and performing. (you guessed it, more Berio! Surprisingly, and despite having played them all countless times by now, I'm still enjoying the pieces as much as I was a year ago.) ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday April 24th, 2016 – 14:46

No Amy, thank YOU. In addition to this Dvorak trio (May 8th) and some other great pieces the same week, we'll be playing the complete set (!!!) of Berio duets on May 5th) with twelve violinists age 13 and up!A HUGE thanks to Aleksandar Madzar and Joe Puglia for joining Amy Norrington in Dvorak's amazing F minor piano trio for tonight's Festival Resonances Fund-Raising concert at the lovely Maria Grazia Tanese's MG Concerts. It is SOLD OUT but you can hear it at the final concert of Festival Resonances on 8 May at 15h which will be recorded by Musiq3
info: www.festival-resonances.be
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No Amy, thank YOU.  In addition to this Dvorak trio (May 8th) and some other great pieces the same week, well be playing the complete set (!!!) of Berio duets on May 5th) with twelve violinists age 13 and up!

 

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Saturday April 16th, 2016 – 14:46

...and Ellen Corver and I will repeat our recital program (see below) this Sunday (17th - that's tomorrow!) at 15u in Heiloo. And again on the 19th (Tuesday) at 20:15u in Scheveningen! Just put on a new gut E string - so far it's still squeak-free!

Heiloo:
www.concertenwittekerk.nl
Scheveningen:
Rogstraatkerk - Rogstraat 9, Den HaagRecital on Sunday with Ellen Corver in Zaandam! Schubert A major sonata, Ives #4, Berio Due Pezzi (of course), and Faure #1. I'll be playing all pieces on open gut strings - it's such a difference, and a joy to play.
Concert begins at 15:30
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...and Ellen Corver and I will repeat our recital program (see below) this Sunday (17th - thats tomorrow!) at 15u in Heiloo. And again on the 19th (Tuesday) at 20:15u in Scheveningen!  Just put on a new gut E string - so far its still squeak-free!

Heiloo:
www.concertenwittekerk.nl
Scheveningen:
Rogstraatkerk - Rogstraat 9, Den Haag

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Wednesday April 13th, 2016 – 17:43

Concert tomorrow in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ where I'll be playing pieces by George Benjamin and Gerard Grisey. (The rest of the program seems like it will be very cool as well!)

It was pointed out to me last week that I play 1/8th tones fairly often, but this is the first time that they are actually a part of the piece!Kenner en bewonderaar Reinbert de Leeuw spreekt met Thea Derks over Olivier Messiaen. Morgen 2 'kleur- en vogelrijke' werken van deze bijzondere componist op het programma in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ met Slagwerk Den Haag en meesterpianist Marc-André Hamelin.
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Thursday April 7th, 2016 – 12:06

Recital on Sunday with Ellen Corver in Zaandam! Schubert A major sonata, Ives #4, Berio Due Pezzi (of course), and Faure #1. I'll be playing all pieces on open gut strings - it's such a difference, and a joy to play.
Concert begins at 15:30
www.nieuwehuysconcerten.nl/
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Recital on Sunday with Ellen Corver in Zaandam!  Schubert A major sonata, Ives #4, Berio Due Pezzi (of course), and Faure #1.  Ill be playing all pieces on open gut strings - its such a difference, and a joy to play.
Concert begins at 15:30
http://www.nieuwehuysconcerten.nl/

 

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Im busy.. pity!

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Wednesday April 6th, 2016 – 13:38

Looking forward to Festival Resonances in Belgium next month where I'll be playing lots of wonderful chamber music with lots of wonderful people! Two weeks ago I was in Brussels and Namur already getting started with some Berio duets!The Berio project has begun! Wonderful to see & hear Joseph Puglia working with students on some of the Berio duos for 2 violins in preparation for the opening concert of Festival Resonances! On 5th May Joe will perform all 34 Berio duos with 12 different violinists at Ottignies! A big thank you to students Joshua Galasse, Alice Van Leuven, Diede Verpoest, Kaja Nowak, Avine Coulonval, Julien Colignon & Ignacio Lara Romero for taking part!! ... See MoreSee Less

Looking forward to Festival Resonances in Belgium next month where Ill be playing lots of wonderful chamber music with lots of wonderful people!  Two weeks ago I was in Brussels and Namur already getting started with some Berio duets!

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Wednesday April 6th, 2016 – 13:34

Some photos from our Kurtag recordings with Asko|Schönberg on Monday. Not only did I get to play violin for many wonderful pieces on this CD, but if you buy the boxed set you will also get to hear my (very brief) vocal and harmonica debut performances in two of the pieces!Microfoons worden opgesteld in de grote zaal van Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ voor de laatste opname voor de cd-box met al het ensemble- en koorwerk van György Kurtág olv Reinbert de Leeuw. Release dit najaar! ... See MoreSee Less

Some photos from our Kurtag recordings with Asko|Schönberg on Monday.  Not only did I get to play violin for many wonderful pieces on this CD, but if you buy the boxed set you will also get to hear my (very brief) vocal and harmonica debut performances in two of the pieces!

 

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Saturday March 19th, 2016 – 9:47

Nice review in the NRC! A rough translation: "Puglia played fiery, and to great effect" (they like the piece as well - but then again, who wouldn't??)'Roukens' vioolconcert is vurig' kopt NRC, en 'Puglia [onze violist Joseph Puglia] speelde het vurig en effectvol', 4 sterren! Ook op 24/3 Stadsschouwburg en De Vereeniging en 14/5 Dag in de Branding_Festival voor Nieuwe Muziek ... See MoreSee Less

Nice review in the NRC!  A rough translation: Puglia played fiery, and to great effect (they like the piece as well - but then again, who wouldnt??)

 

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Friday March 18th, 2016 – 11:23

Impressie van de openbare repetitie van het nieuwe vioolconcert van Joey Roukens met Joseph Puglia, dirigent Clak Rundell en de componist zelf natuurlijk in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Wednesday March 16th, 2016 – 17:48

Tomorrow (Thursday, 17th) at 8:15 is a live broadcast on NPO Radio 4 of our concert with Asko|Schönberg conducted by Clark Rundell, where I will be premiering Joey Roukens' violin concerto "Roads to Everywhere". The concert itself is at the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. Friday at TivoliVredenburg (but that one not for the radio, helaas...)

For those of you across the ocean who want to listen live, we are NOT YET on daylight savings time! (It seems that European farmers prefer to enjoy the feeling of winter for at least one more week...)
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(I realize for you Americans that the radio waves probably won't reach you! But it will be available on live stream at www.radio4.nl)

Tuesday March 15th, 2016 – 10:49

Rehearsals, and later today a radio interview with Joey Roukens!Morgen (di 15) is onze violist én solist Joseph Puglia samen met componist Joey Roukens live in NTR Podium Radio 4 17u. Zij praten over en laten wat horen uit Roads to Everywhere, het nieuwe vioolconcert speciaal voor Asko|Schönberg en Joseph Puglia geschreven. Première donderdag in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, 18/3 TivoliVredenburg, 24/3 Stadsschouwburg en De Vereeniging, 14/5 Dag in de Branding_Festival voor Nieuwe Muziek. Hieronder Roukens en Puglia vlak voor de repetitie. ... See MoreSee Less

Rehearsals, and later today a radio interview with Joey Roukens!

 

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Wednesday March 9th, 2016 – 10:42

More photos from last Saturday with Festival Dag in de Branding!Op zaterdag 5 maart 2016 vond de 39e editie van Festival Dag in de Branding plaats in Korzo, de Nieuwe Kerk en Theater aan het Spui. Foto's Rob Hogeslag www.dagindebranding.nl ... See MoreSee Less

More photos from last Saturday with Dag in de Branding_Festival voor Nieuwe Muziek!

 

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Monday March 7th, 2016 – 12:11

A photo from the first of a long and fun series of concerts last Saturday from Festival Dag in de Branding, taken at museum Beelden aan Zee. 10 wonderful colleagues, 34 amazing duets, and the CD is officially released! Thanks to everyone who played this weekend! More info on CD distribution coming soon....Goedemorgen, we zijn begonnen! Joseph Puglia speelt het eerste Berio pop-up concert in museum Beelden aan Zee. ... See MoreSee Less

A photo from the first of a long and fun series of concerts last Saturday from Dag in de Branding_Festival voor Nieuwe Muziek, taken at museum Beelden aan Zee.  10 wonderful colleagues, 34 amazing duets, and the CD is officially released!  Thanks to everyone who played this weekend!  More info on CD distribution coming soon....

 

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Tuesday March 1st, 2016 – 19:09

Op 17 maart presenteren Joseph Puglia en Asko|Schönberg het gloednieuwe Vioolconcert Roads to Everywhere - Wereldpremière - Joey Roukens in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ.
Ik stelde hem voor Cultuurpersvijf vragen:
www.cultureelpersbureau.nl/2016/02/interview-joey-roukens/
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Saturday February 20th, 2016 – 9:38

Looking forward to my concert tomorrow at 6pm of Berio duets with the wonderful violin students at the Norges musikkhøgskole in Oslo. In addition to the duets, they will be premiering works by student composers. It's been lots of fun coaching and playing with them! ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday February 17th, 2016 – 20:24

The Berio CD is off to the factory this week! And I'm very happy to be going to Oslo tomorrow for a Berio duet workshop with their conservatory students this weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday February 3rd, 2016 – 17:31

Looking forward to playing tomorrow's Mahler 4 concert with Asko|Schönberg at the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ!

Just sitting down for some last-minute studying now:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJeRlfibzcs1960 broadcast of Mahler Chapter on the famous TV series conduct By Bernstein. It is at least funny for nowadays patterns to listen Bernstein talking about M...
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Monday January 11th, 2016 – 19:23

Last Gemeentemuseum Tuinzaalconcert of the season this Saturday, January 16th, at 14:00! (In the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag of course!) Telemann Tafelmusik, Beethoven quartet opus 59 #3, and Berio violin duets (how could I not program them?) Guaranteed fun - with Bas Treub, Hannah Shaw, Joris van den Berg, and Olga Paschchenko!

Thanks again to Festival Dag in de Branding for the support this season!
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Monday January 4th, 2016 – 23:21

For all of you who participated, or for those of you who have been asking me these past months: we have finally begun with the editing for my Berio CD! I spent today with the great Guido Tichelman going through different takes of the Corale, Due Pezzi, and parts of the Sequenza. Tomorrow is more Sequenza, and next week the duets!

Almost two years in the making, and we are officially in the home stretch!
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Friday December 11th, 2015 – 22:25

Just arrived back in Den Haag after a week of rehearsals with Alasdair Beatson and Alec Frank-Gemmill (we rehearsed in Edinburgh!) We'll be playing Brahms, Ligeti and Abrahamsen at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag tomorrow afternoon for Festival Dag in de Branding, and rumor has it that Hans Abrahamsen will be there himself! ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday December 3rd, 2015 – 19:47

Twee weken geleden in ons museum: een prachtig concert o.l.v. violist Joseph Puglia. Gemist? Kom op 12 december naar Dag in de Branding_Festival voor Nieuwe Muziek, een dag vol muziek! Wij trappen om 14.00 uur af met een concert in onze aula, maar er valt deze dag nog veel meer te beleven bij o.a. Korzo, De Nieuwe Regentes en Paard van Troje.

Bekijk het volledige programma en bestel kaarten via: www.dagindebranding.nl.

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Thursday November 19th, 2015 – 12:14

My last concert today before I go on a short, and much delayed, summer vacation! It will be a fun one with Asko|Schoenberg, Christian Karlsen, and pieces by Xenakis, Kate Moore (composer), and a new commission from Anders Hillborg. Tonight at the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ.Laat de herfst maak komen! Donderdag spelen wij het programma Natuurkrachten. O.a. woeste en robuuste klanken van Xenakis en 'muziek als overrompelend natuurfenomeen', zoals de Zweed Anders Hillborg zijn eigen noten ooit noemde. Zie hier de componist bij de repetitie olv Christian Karlsen. bit.ly/1LjP2sW in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ ... See MoreSee Less

My last concert today before I go on a short, and much delayed, summer vacation!  It will be a fun one with Asko|Schoenberg, Christian Karlsen, and pieces by Xenakis, Kate Moore (composer), and a new commission from Anders Hillborg.  Tonight at the Muziekgebouw aan t IJ.

 

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Tuesday November 10th, 2015 – 18:06

This Saturday, November 14th at 14:00 I will be playing Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag with Ellen Corver, Jasper Grijpink, and Sietse-Jan Weijenberg. The concert is inspired by their exhibit (see photo!) "Kleur Ontkend", which is really worth seeing.

As always the concert is free with entry to the museum and will feature a display of some instruments which we've selected from their huge collection currently in storage. This time is instruments from India and Indonesia.

Special thanks to Dag in de Branding_Festival voor Nieuwe Muziek for their help with organizing this event!‘Kleuren moeten vooral optimaal in dienst staan van expressie’, aldus Henri Matisse. In 1905 maakt de kunstenaar een cruciale ontwikkeling door. In het Zuid-Franse havenplaatsje Collioure schildert hij kleur zoals nooit tevoren. Deze doorbraak komt niet uit de lucht vallen. Conservator Frouke van Dijke schreef er een blog over: www.gemeentemuseum.nl/organisatie/blogs/de-kleuren-van-matisse
Tot en met 3 januari 2016 te zien in de tentoonstelling ‘Kleur ontketend’.

Henri Matisse, Landschap bij Collioure, 1905, Olieverf op doek, 39 x 46,5 cm, Museum of Modern Art, New York
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This Saturday, November 14th at 14:00 I will be playing Messiaens Quartet for the End of Time at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag with Ellen Corver, Jasper Grijpink, and Sietse-Jan Weijenberg.  The concert is inspired by their exhibit (see photo!) Kleur Ontkend, which is really worth seeing.

As always the concert is free with entry to the museum and will feature a display of some instruments which weve selected from their huge collection currently in storage.  This time is instruments from India and Indonesia.

Special thanks to Dag in de Branding_Festival voor Nieuwe Muziek for their help with organizing this event!

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Tuesday November 10th, 2015 – 9:43

Was ons een genoegen te gast te zijn bij November Music. Fijne recensie in NRC over ons programma op 6/11. Over Saariaho's Graal Théâtre: 'Puglia schitterde wederom als solist in dit verrukkeijke vioolconcert' (zie foto Joseph Puglia met Reinbert de Leeuw tijdens de repetities). Het stuk van Jan van de Putte voor viool (wederom Joseph Puglia) en elektronica wordt 'het meest extreme stuk van deze editie' genoemd. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Wednesday November 4th, 2015 – 18:13

Yesterday's Saariaho rehearsal!Onze violist Joseph Puglia mag zijn tanden stukbijten op het vioolconcert van Kaija Saariaho, maar dat is hem geheel toevertrouwd! Graal Théâtre, waarin de Finse componiste de muziek als een geslepen diamant steeds van kleur laat verschieten, staat op het programma van November Music (6/11) en NOW! festival (Essen Duitsland, 8/11). Olv Reinbert de Leeuw. ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterdays Saariaho rehearsal!

 

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Thursday October 29th, 2015 – 21:46

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmfghjThY1o

Here's a video of me waving my hands around a lot!

Looking forward to two performances of Kaija Saariaho's concerto next week with Asko|Schönberg and Reinbert de Leeuw at November Music in Den Bosch (November 6th) and at the Philharmonie Essen (November 8th). The Essen concert will even be broadcast for the WDR in early 2016!

As an appetizer in Den Bosch I'll be giving a repeat performance of Jan van de Putte's wonderful new piece for solo violin and electronics which had its premiere at Festival Dag in de Branding earlier this month.Joseph Puglia, violinist of Asko|Schönberg, about the violin concerto Graal Théâtre by Kaija Saariaho. Concerts on November 6 2015 November Music (Den Bosch)...
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Tuesday October 6th, 2015 – 11:01

Congratulations and thanks to Festival Dag in de Branding for Saturday's edition! And thank you everyone for coming out to support our kickoff concert at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag - we had a bigger and friendlier crowd than I had even dreamed of!

Our next Gemeentemuseum concert is on November 14th at 14:00u with Ellen Corver, Jasper Grijpink, and Sietse-Jan Weijenberg. Free entry with a museum ticket (or museumkaart)!Dit jaar staat ons festival in het teken van nieuwe makers. Op zaterdag 3 oktober was de aftrap! Joseph Puglia speelde in Gemeentemuseum Den Haag en Natalia Domínguez Rangel had haar wereldpremiere in Korzo! (foto's Maurice Haak) www.dagindebranding.nl
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Congratulations and thanks to Dag in de Branding_Festival voor Nieuwe Muziek for Saturdays edition!  And thank you everyone for coming out to support our kickoff concert at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag  - we had a bigger and friendlier crowd than I had even dreamed of!

Our next Gemeentemuseum concert is on November 14th at 14:00u with Ellen Corver, Jasper Grijpink, and Sietse-Jan Weijenberg.  Free entry with a museum ticket (or museumkaart)!

 

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Friday September 11th, 2015 – 20:26

Congratulations to the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ! Looking forward to playing my share of the jubileum concert tomorrow - Kate Moore (composer)'s violin concerto with Asko|Schönberg and Slagwerk Den Haag, conducted by Etienne Siebens!Journalist Erik Voermans weet het prachtig te verwoorden vandaag in Het Parool - de kracht van 10 jaar Muziekgebouw:

"Muziekmagie aan het IJ"
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Congratulations to the Muziekgebouw aan t IJ!  Looking forward to playing my share of the jubileum concert tomorrow - Kate Moore (composer)s violin concerto with Asko|Schönberg and Slagwerk Den Haag, conducted by Etienne Siebens!

 

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Wednesday September 2nd, 2015 – 22:30

It's a busy few weeks! Just finished some sample recording tonight for Jan van de Putte's new piece for me (to be premiered on October 3rd at Dag in de Branding_Festival voor Nieuwe Muziek. Tomorrow and Friday more recording sessions with Asko|Schönberg, Saturday and Sunday, concerts of Kate Moore (composer)'s "Synaesthesia Suite" at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and the Uitmarkt Den Haag (Nieuwe Kerk). And on September 12th, the premiere of Kate's solo violin and ensemble version of the suite at the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ's Jubileum weekend with Asko|Schoenberg and Slagwerk Den Haag!

(on September 13th I plan to sleep most of the day!)10 jaar Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ gevat in 22 prachtige nummers op 22tracks. Luister het live tijdens ons jubileumweekend 11 t/m 13 september!

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Its a busy few weeks!  Just finished some sample recording tonight for Jan van de Puttes new piece for me (to be premiered on October 3rd at Dag in de Branding_Festival voor Nieuwe Muziek.  Tomorrow and Friday more recording sessions with Asko|Schönberg, Saturday and Sunday, concerts of Kate Moore (composer)s Synaesthesia Suite at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and the Uitmarkt Den Haag (Nieuwe Kerk).  And on September 12th, the premiere of Kates solo violin and ensemble version of the suite at the Muziekgebouw aan t IJs Jubileum weekend with Asko|Schoenberg and Slagwerk Den Haag! 

(on September 13th I plan to sleep most of the day!)

 

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Tuesday September 1st, 2015 – 20:15

Some photos from our Kurtag rehearsals this week - recordings on Thursday and Friday with Reinbert de Leeuw, Asko|Schönberg, Jean-Guihen Queyras, and Tamara Stefanovich!Onder leiding van Reinbert de Leeuw wordt er hard gewerkt aan het oeuvre van Kurtág. Al het ensemblewerk van deze Hongaarse componist wordt opgenomen en zal in de loop van volgend jaar worden uitgebracht op CD. Hier de grote bezetting van Double Concerto op.27 No.2 met veel slagwerk. ... See MoreSee Less

Some photos from our Kurtag rehearsals this week - recordings on Thursday and Friday with Reinbert de Leeuw, Asko|Schönberg, Jean-Guihen Queyras, and Tamara Stefanovich!

 

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Monday August 24th, 2015 – 9:21

Great music with great people last week in Entrecasteaux!Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula we love you 💚💚💚💚 ... See MoreSee Less

Great music with great people last week in Entrecasteaux!

 

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