Joost Willemze's unparalleled talent is apparent from the first prizes he has won at the Princess Christina Competition, the International Harp Competition in Porto and the Italian Competition Suoni d'Arpa. In addition to his conservatory education, Joost also studied classical languages. Orpheus is therefore a dream performance for him in which he combines his love for music and Greek mythology. The jury also made a link to antiquity: 'He plays the harp like a Greek god. With his serene appearance and stylized program he shows us how beautiful simplicity can be. Beautiful big sound and clear virtuosity.'
Dutch Classical Talent
The talent track of Dutch Classical Talent is a household name in the Dutch classical music world. Through auditions a jury of experts selects four top talents for the final round. The concerts have no intermission, but the audience has a chance to grab a drink and chat with the promising young artists after the show. The laureates of Dutch Classical Talent include many well-known names such as Tania Kross, Lavinia Meijer, Nora Fischer, Van Baerle Trio and the Berlage Saxophone Quartet.