NEWS 19/03/2015 PERFORMING IN THE GREAT HALL OF THE MOSCOW CONSERVATORY
Coming Saturday I will be performing in Moscow's great conservatory hall at a special concert to celebrate Bach's 330th birthday. I'm looking forward to playing Bach transcriptions on a stage so full of history! It will be my Russian debut. More information (in Russian) is to be found here.
NEWS 27/02/2015 FIVE STAR REVIEW ON THE NEW BEETHOVEN CD
The new CD with Beethoven's Piano Concerto's nos. 4 & 5 has got the maximum of 5 stars in Dutch newspaper Trouw today: "...the level of the young pianist is always impeccably high. For his latest project - the five Beethoven concertos - he co-operates with the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra and its chief conductor Jan Willem de Vriend. That this is a successful combination does hardly surprise after the internationally acclaimed recordings of Beethoven's symphonies, made by the orchestra and conductor. [...] Chapeau." Read the complete review here (in Dutch).
NEWS 12/02/2015 BEETHOVEN COMPLETE PIANO CONCERTOS
The first Super Audio CD in the exciting project of recording Beethoven's complete piano concertos will be released coming Sunday! The disc was recorded last year May with the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jan Willem de Vriend and contains Piano Concertos nos. 4 & 5. One special feature of the project is the use of non-equal tuning (as was common in Beethoven's time) on the piano, which brings the different key characteristics alive. This effect will be heard also in the concert which preludes the release and which will be broadcast live from the Concertgebouw on NPO Radio 4.
NEWS 04/02/2015 UK CONCERTO DEBUT
A performance of Beethoven’s 5th Concerto is always something to look forward to, but those of the coming weekend will be extra special for me, since they will be my UK concerto debut! The concerts with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Juanjo Mena will take place in Manchester (Bridgewater Hall) and Hanley (Victoria Hall). Please have a look at the agenda section for more information.
NEWS 17/09/2014 UPCOMING CD RELEASES
Two new CD's will appear on Challenge Records at the end of this month!
With the Van Baerle Trio, I've recorded a Mendelssohn CD including the world premiere recording of a very interesting early version of the 1st Piano Trio, which differs in many details (and actually, not only details) from the final, more well-known version.
Next to that, there will be a 4CD-set containing Beethoven's complete sonatas for piano & violin with violinist Isabelle van Keulen.
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NEWS 20/08/2014 RECENT APPEARANCES ON RADIO AND TELEVISION
Some of Hannes Minnaar's performances have been broadcast on Dutch national radio and television last week and are available in streaming audio/video through the links below:
NEWS 21/06/2014 RAVE REVIEWS FOR BACH INSPIRATIONS!
The Bach Inspirations CD has received much acclaim in national and international press during the last year. BBC Music Magazine selected the disc to be ‘instrumental record of the month’ in their March issue and gave the maximum of 5 stars for both performance and recording quality. Gramophone’s reviewer Jeremy Nicholas gave it the ‘Editor’s choice’ label in January. Click on the titles below to see complete reviews.