june 2012

Great review of Suleika's last release "Voyage" in Music Web International!

"The playing in the Ravel Piano Trio is excellent, and is enhanced by a nicely distanced and resonant recording which lends the Trio Suleika an impressionist halo which matches the music ideally"

"The performances and recordings of the Ravel pieces are beautiful, but it is the work by Olthuis which makes this CD something very special."

For the complete review, click here.

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Trio Suleika’s live performance on Dutch television, August 2009

During Amsterdam’s “Uitmarkt” event, Trio Suleika will perform Maurice Lammerts van Bueren’s transcription of Ravel’s Alborada del Gracioso in Amsterdam’s new beautiful museum “Hermitage”, on 29 August 2009. This performance will be recorded by the “NPS”, and will be broadcasted on Dutch television on 30 August 2009.

Musée d'Orsay, Paris, June 2009

June 2nd 2009, Trio Suleika will make its debute in the chamber music series of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

International Pianotrioseries Concertgebouw Amsterdam, March 2009

On 23 and 25 March 2009, Trio Suleika will perform twice in the prestigious International Pianotrioseries of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The trio will perform works by Frank Martin, Kees Olthuis and Antonín Dvorák.

“Young Masters” Chamber Music Series, The Hague

Trio Suleika plays pieces by Beethoven and Mendelssohn in “De Nieuwe Kerk”, The Hague. March 29th, 11:30u.

Festival Fevis, Paris, March 2009

On Friday 20 March 2009 Trio Suleika has been invited to perform in the Institut Néerlandais in Paris. Pieces by Martin, Olthuis en Ravel. On the same day, Suleika will participate in the French Festival Fevis in Paris.

Concert Tour in Sweden, November 2008

Trio Suleika will be on tour in November, 2008 throughout Sweden, organized by the Rikskonserter Foundation. The trio will perform in Stockholm, Kalmar and Trollhättan.

Syria, December 2008

In 2008, the Syrian capital Damascus is cultural capital of the Arab World. For this occasion Trio Suleika has been invited to perform as well as to teach in Damascus. In December 2008, the trio will perform in the Opera House of Damascus and give two masterclasses in The Higher Institute of Arts.

France, June 2009

In June, 2009, Trio Suleika will make its debute in the famous chamber music series of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

CD-release, November 2008

On Wednesday 12 November 2008 Trio Suleika presented their brand new CD in the Amstelkerk in Amsterdam. Over 130 people attended this event to celebrate the release of Suleika's second album, which includes trios by Rachmaninov (Trio Elégiaque no.1 ) and Dvorák (Trio opus 90 "Dumky"). Theo Olof, the Dutch violinist, was offered the first specimen on this joyful occasion. Olof was prize-winner of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in 1951 and leader of the Concertgebouw Orchestra between 1974 and 1985. In 1974 he was conferred the extraordinary decoration of "Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau".

News Release:

Trio Suleika wins 2007 Kersjes Award

Amsterdam, October 5, 2007. The 2007 Kersjes Award, a sum of €50,000, has been given to the Trio Suleika. The Prize will be awarded on December 18, 2007 during a special party to be held in the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam.

The Kersjes Foundation was established in 1994 as the Kersjes van de Groenekan Foundation, by the popular Dutch conductor, Anton Kersjes (1923-2004) and his wife. The foundation is one of the largest private cultural institutions in the Netherlands. The Kersjes Foundation is specifically concerned with the stimulation for young talent through yearly awards of scholarships and prizes, and also subsidizes various cultural initiatives.