Chopin – Ballade No.1

Camiel’s performance of Chopin’s 1st Ballade can now be found on Spotify! Schumann considered this work one of Chopin’s finest, and so did Chopin himself. in structure it is one of his most refined works. It stands out as an epic story full of beauty and passion. Along with Chopin’s Ballade No.4, this is one of Camiel’s favorite works by Chopin. Listen to the performance here. Also listen to Camiel’s podcast on Chopin here (in Dutch) in which he reflects on the 1st Ballade.

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Hommage a Rameau

Listen to Camiel’s performance of Claude Debussy’s ‘Hommage a Rameau’ from his Images book I, recorded live in concert on July 22nd during the NTR Avondconcert on NPO Radio 4!

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Articles and reviews for Rediscovered

A great number of national and international reviews have been published recently about Camiel’s latest album. A selection: De Groene Amsterdammer: ‘These pieces could not have been played better than the way Boomsma plays them’ PianoBulletin: ‘Boomsma, with his sensitive and balanced playing, is the ideal interpreter of this outspoken romantic music by Hamm.’ Luister Magazine: ‘Boomsma plays with great depth and expressiveness’ Gramophone: ‘Boomsma’s playing of these charming miniatures is never overstated. He wisely allows their straightforward simplicity to speak without affectation. His interpretations are abetted by use of a 2017 Chris Maene Concert Grand, a straight-strung instrument with

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