Concerts

new dates 2020:

(The information below will be updated regularly.)

16 july 2020, 21:00

De Utrechtse Improvisatiewandeling with Maya Fridman, Utrecht. More information.

18 july 2020, 21:00

Concert at Catharinakerk Eindhoven with Ketevan Roinishvili, Floris Onstwedder and Christina Geraets Buttner.

18 july 2020, 21:00

Livestream EP release concert with Maya Fridman from Wonderfeel festival terrain

19 july 2020, 21:00

Concert in Dordrecht with Ketevan Roinishvili, Floris Onstwedder and Christina Geraets Buttner.

8 August 2020

The Zoo in Amsterdam, location t.b.a.

13 August 2020

The Zoo @ Grachtenfestival Amsterdam CC Amstel

16 August 2020

Nachtlicht with Mike Boddé & Sterre Konijn @ Het Sieraad Amsterdam (private event)

23 August 2020

String trio + bassoon (Pynarello fagottet) at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven

Past Dates:

5 june 2020

String trio + bassoon (Pynarello fagottet) at Main Hall TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht. Watch back online

27 june 2020

String trio + bassoon (Pynarello fagottet) at Muziekgebouw aan het IJ Terrasconcerten, Amsterdam.

4 july 2020

String trio + bassoon (Pynarello fagottet) at Wilminktheater Enschede.

2019-2020 Season:

9 August 2019, 21:00

Opening concert Grachtenfestival Amsterdam at Compagnietheater. More info

10 August 2019

Concert with Pynarello & Gallowstreet at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. More info

11 August 2019, 21:00

Concert with Kika Sprangers (sax) & Pynarello at De Duif, Amsterdam during the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam. More info

24 August 2019

“Nachtlicht” with Mike Boddé (piano) & Sterre Konijn (voice) at Weekend van de Romantische Muziek. More info

30 August 2019

Concert with Anneleen Schuitemakers (harp) at Flower Art Museum Aalsmeer. Part of Merel’s 2019 residency at the museum. More info

31 August 2019

Concert with Pynarello at Festival Veenhuizen

5 September 2019

Concert with Maya Fridman at Centraal Museum during Gaudeamus Festival

8 september 2019

Album presentation in Cloud Nine, TivoliVredenburg during Gaudeamus Festival. Free improvisations with Rembrandt Frerichs (piano) and Maya Fridman (cello). More info

11 september 2019

Private concert in Paris, France

21 september 2019

“Nachtlicht” with Mike Boddé & Sterre Konijn during Festival De Ontdekking in Leiden, the Netherlands

22 september 2019

Concert with Pynarello at Festival Parklife Gent, Belgium

23 september 2019

Private concert in Breda

29 september 2019, 15:00

“Aangenaam klassiek” launch concert with Maya Fridman (cello) at bookstore Broese, Utrecht. More info

11 october 2019

“Nachtlicht” with Mike Boddé (piano) & Sterre Konijn (voice) at Abdijconcerten Adouard. More info

12 october 2019

“Nachtlicht” with Mike Boddé (piano) & Sterre Konijn (voice) at MuziS Landerd. More info

17, 18, 21 & 22 october 2019

Leading Drift Multiply by Tristan Perich with DoelenEnsemble. More info

2 november 2019

“Nachtlicht” with Mike Boddé (piano) & Sterre Konijn (voice) at Noorderkerk Amsterdam. More info

8 november 2019

“Nachtlicht” with Mike Boddé (piano) & Sterre Konijn (voice) at Flower Art Museum Aalsmeer. Last concert of Merel’s 2019 residency at the museum. More info

10 – 13 november 2019

Concerts in Guangdong, China with Dina Ivanova

15 november 2019

Private performance, Groningen

16 november 2019

“Nachtlicht” with Mike Boddé (piano) & Sterre Konijn (voice) at Soefitempel Katwijk. More info

20 November 2019

Private concert with Dina Ivanova (piano) for the Liszt Competition in Utrecht.

24 november 2019

Concert as a soloist with Haags Symfonieorkest Euterpe. “Fantasie” by Mathilde Wantenaar. Paleiskerk, Den Haag.

27 november-1 december 2019

Concerts “Under the skin” with Stargaze

7 december 2019

“Nachtlicht” with Mike Boddé (piano) & Sterre Konijn (voice) at Wilminktheater Enschede.

8 december 2019

Concert with Dina Ivanova (piano) at Het Cenakel Tilburg.

13 december 2019, 11:00

Live performance on Radio 4 De Klassieken with Dina Ivanova

15 december 2019, 11:45

Concert with Dina Ivanova (piano) at Stadstheater Zoetermeer. More info

15 december 2019, 16:00

Concert with Dina Ivanova at Het Muzieklokaal Utrecht as reward for a sponsor of our crowdfunding campaign. Free entrance.

20 december 2019

“The Zoo” concert with Wilco Oomkes at the Goldmund audio pop-up store in Amsterdam. More info

21 & 22 december 2019

Concerts with Clean Pete in Doornroosje Nijmegen & TivoliVredenburg Utrecht. More info

28 december 2019

“The Zoo” performance with Maya Fridman at the Calefax PAN festival in Muziekgebouw aan het IJ

9 january 2020, 20:30

Try-out concert with Rembrandt Frerichs & Bernadeta Astari at Paviljoen Ongehoorde Muziek Eindhoven

12-26 january 2020

Dvorak 9th Symphony + a new movement about the world of today by heart with Pynarello

26 januari 2020

Private concert with Dina Ivanova (piano)

26 february 2020

Concert with Danielle Bourne (piano) at GoedeRede Concerten. More info

6 march 2020

“Nachtlicht” with Mike Boddé (piano) & Sterre Konijn (voice) in Amstelveen. More info

8 march 2020

Podium Witteman with Mike Boddé & Sterre Konijn + with Dina Ivanova.

13 march 2020

Private concert in Amsterdam with Dina Ivanova. Cancelled because of corona prevention. Will be postponed to a new date.

14 march 2020

“Nachtlicht” with Mike Boddé (piano) & Sterre Konijn (voice) in De Rijp. More info Cancelled because of corona prevention. Postponed to October 10th.

15 march 2020

Concert with Dina Ivanova (piano) at Noten op de Noen, Helvoirt. More info Cancelled because of corona prevention. Will be postponed to a new date next season.

17 march 2020

“Nachtlicht” with Mike Boddé (piano) & Sterre Konijn (voice) at De Kleine Komedie, Amsterdam. More info Cancelled because of corona prevention. 

19 march 2020

“Nachtlicht” with Mike Boddé (piano) & Sterre Konijn (voice) at De Nieuwe Regentes, Den Haag. More info Cancelled because of corona prevention. Postponed to October 16th.

21 march 2020

Improvisation concert The Zoo with Wilco Oomkes in Museum Elburg. Poster Cancelled because of corona prevention. Will be postponed to a new date.

22 march 2020

Voorstelling “Het Nieuwe Mozart Effect” with Elizabeth Jaxon at Podium Klassiek Eindhoven. More info Cancelled because of corona prevention. Will be postponed to a new date.

28 march 2020

Dvorak violin concerto with Flevolands Symfonieorkest. More info tba on this website Cancelled because of corona prevention. Postponed to November 13th 2021.

4 april 2020

“The Zoo” improvisation concert at Klassifest with Bernadeta Astari & Vincent Houdijk in Paradiso, Amsterdam. Cancelled because of corona prevention. Information will follow. 

18 april 2020

Concert with Clean Pete in Woerden. Cancelled because of corona prevention. 

19 april 2020, 15:00

Beethoven violin concerto with the Van Wassenaer Orkest at the Messiaskerk in Wassenaar. Cancelled because of corona prevention. Postponed to November 6th 2020. More info

29 april 2020

Concert with Stargaze and Lisa Hannigan in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht. Cancelled because of corona prevention. More information will follow.

30 april 2020

Concert with Clean Pete at De Weijer, Boxmeer. Cancelled because of bankruptcy.

10 may 2020

Dvorak violin concerto with Kamerorkest Driebergen in Driebergen. Cancelled because of corona prevention. More information will follow.

13 may 2020

Improvisation concert with Rembrandt Frerichs and David Kweksilber in The Hague, more info t.b.a. Cancelled because of corona prevention. 

30 may 2020, 5:00 (!)

“The Zoo” breakfast concert at Oranjewoud Festival. With Maya Fridman, Rembrandt Frerichs and Vincent Houdijk. Cancelled because of corona prevention. More information will follow.

1 June 2020

Yoga improvisation concert at Oranjewoud Festival. Cancelled because of corona prevention. More information will follow.

3 June 2020

Lunch Concert with Dina Ivanova (piano) at De Vereeniging Nijmegen. Cancelled because of corona prevention. More information will follow.

12 June 2020

Private concert with Maya Fridman

23-26 June 2020

Concerts with Pynarello. Cancelled because of corona prevention. 

5 July 2020

“The Zoo” concert at Down the Rabbit Hole Festival. With Maya Fridman and Rembrandt Frerichs. Cancelled because of corona prevention. More information will follow.

14 July 2020

Lindegrachtconcerten Alkmaar met Tobias Borsboom. Cancelled because of corona prevention. Postponed to July 13th 2021.

18 July 2020

“The Zoo” concert at Wonderfeel Festival. With Maya Fridman and Vincent Houdijk. Cancelled because of corona prevention. More information will follow.

18 July 2020

Concert with Pynarello & Kika Sprangers at Wonderfeel Festival. Cancelled because of corona prevention. More information will follow.

Past Season [2018-2019]:

21, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 31 August & 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 September 2018, 21:00

Concerts with Holland Opera, Werkspoorkathedraal Utrecht

27 September 2018

3 Concerts as soloist with Pynarello (Vivaldi and Piazzolla seasons and Fratres by Arvo Pärt) at the 100-year celebration of the Dutch Ministry of Culture

21 October 2018, 19:30

Crowdfunding Concert with pianist Dina Ivanova at Het Muzieklokaal, Utrecht

22 October 2018, 11:00

Crowdfunding Concert with pianist Dina Ivanova at Het Dorp, Arnhem

21 October 2018, 20:30

Crowdfunding Concert with pianist Dina Ivanova at René van Beeck Vleugels, Pazzanistraat 17, Amsterdam

28 October 2018, 11:00 & 14:00

Concert with pianist Danielle Bourne at Randmeerconcerten, Catharinakapel Harderwijk (more info)

3 November 2018

Concert with trio42 at Soefitempel, Katwijk

10 November 2018, 20:15

Violin concerto Fantasie by Mathilde Wantenaar (attributed to Merel) with the Kamerorkest Driebergen, Antropia (more info)

11 November 2018, 14:30

Concert with pianist Dina Ivanova in De Purmeryn, Purmerend (more info)

14 & 16 November 2018, 14:30

Concerts with Pynarello in Ede and Utrecht (TivoliVredenburg). Shostakovich 8th string quartet by heart

15 November 2018

Short version of The New Mozart Effect at the Miracles of Music Congress at VU University, Amsterdam

25 November 2018, 12:15

Concert “Alles begint bij Bach” with cellist Joachim Eijlander and presenter Merlijn Kerkhof, Daelenbroeck castle, Herkenbosch (more info)

2 December 2018, 10:00

Live performance with pianist Danielle Bourne at Spiegelzaal, Concertgebouw Amsterdam

9 December 2018, 14:00

Concert with pianist Danielle Bourne at Het Oude Raadshuis, Hoofddorp (more info)

26 December 2018, 15:00

Concert “Alles begint bij Bach” with cellist Irene Enzlin and presenter Merlijn Kerkhof, Maartenskerk, Doorn (more info)

25 January 2019

Performance with Dina Ivanova at the TivoliVredenburg Jubilee in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht. Broadcasted live on Radio 4.

27 January 2019, 15:30

Concert “Alles begint bij Bach” with cellist Joachim Eijlander and presenter Merlijn Kerkhof, Hippolytuskerk, Hippolytushoef (more info)

8 February 2019, 15:30

Concert “Alles begint bij Bach” with cellist Joachim Eijlander and presenter Merlijn Kerkhof, Musis Sacrum, Arnhem (more info)

15 February 2019, 20:00

Concert with cellist Joachim Eijlander at FlowerArt Museum in Aalsmeer, where Merel holds a “musician in residence” position in 2019 (more info)

17 February 2019, 16:30

Concert with cellist Joachim Eijlander, Doopsgezind kerkje, Winterswijk (more info)

9 March 2019, 20:00

The New Mozart Effect (see mozarteffect.nl) with Elizabeth Jaxon, Van Capellenhuis, Capelle a/d Ijssel (more info)

17 March 2019, 20:00

Concert with trio42 at Lucaskerk, Winkel (more info)

21 March 2019, 20:15

Concert “Alles begint bij Bach” with cellist Joachim Eijlander at Jagthuis, Nederhorst ten Berg (more info)

22 March 2019, 20:00

Concert “Alles begint bij Bach” with cellist Joachim Eijlander and presenter Merlijn Kerkhof, ECI Cultuurfabriek, Roermond (more info)

27 March 2019, 12:00

Album launch concert with Dina Ivanova at the Oosterpoort Groningen

28 March 2019, 12:30

Album launch concert with Dina Ivanova at the Muziekgebouw Eindhoven

29 March 2019, 12:30

Album launch concert with Dina Ivanova at the TivoliVredenburg Utrecht

6 April 2019, 12:00

Live broadcast with Dina Ivanova on Radio 4 Muziekfabriek (more info)

7 April 2019, 10:00

Live broadcast with Dina Ivanova on Radio 4 Spiegelzaal from Concertgebouw Amsterdam

13 April 2019

Brahms violin concerto with the Alkmaars Symfonieorkest

14 April 2019

Live performance on Podium Witteman with Dina Ivanova

5 May 2019

Live performance on Podium Witteman with Pynarello

8 May 2019

Concert with Mike Boddé at Noorderkerkconcerten in Amsterdam. Preview of the new season.

9 May 2019

Try-out concert “Nachtlicht” with Sterre Konijn and Mike Boddé in De Mess, Naarden.

11 May 2019, 20:15

“Nachtlicht” Concert with Sterre Konijn and Mike Boddé at Oude Kerk Heemstede (more info)

13, 14, 17, 19 May 2019

Beethoven 4th symphony by heart, with Pynarello (more info)

24 May 2019, 20:00

“Free improvisation” concert with accordionist Wilco Oomkes and vibraphonist Vincent Houdijk at the FlowerArt Museum in Aalsmeer, where Merel holds a “musician in residence” position (more info)

1 June 2019, 20:00

Gaudeamus Session at Muziekhuis Utrecht. Free improvisation with Maya Fridman & Bernadeta Astari.

22 June 2019, 23:30

Midsummer Night’s Concert “Nachtlicht” with Sterre Konijn and Mike Boddé

6 July 2019

Brahms violin concerto third movement with Nederlands Film Orkest in Utrecht

Want to know more about concerts in previous seasons? Concert archive