CD Liberación is now available!


The Carel Kraayenhof Ensemble’s new CD Liberación is now available! You can purchase it at your favourite shop, online or download it. It is also available at our own…

CD review – de Telegraaf

Telegraaf 28.10.14 cd Liberacion

On the 28th of October this great review was published at the Dutch newspaper de Telegraaf.

Carel Kraayenhof lets himself be inspired by everything he feels, hears and experiences around him. It stimulates our curiosity.
Where would he have been with his thoughts during the creation of So Long, Island? Romantic, melancholic… it must have been a…

Carel and Thirza at the WOMEX


From October 22 to 26 Carel and Thirza (his manager) were present at the WOMEX in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. This international world music forum takes place every 3 years in a different country. After the cold Kopenhagen, Santiago de Compostela was the center stage.
‘Carel Kraayenhof management and bookings’ had even its own stand!
It was a very successful week and we are looking…

Carel Kraayenhof Ensemble at the Klankcafe – 9 Nov.


Invited by Vondel CS Studios in Amsterdam, Het Klankcafé adds image to the sound. On Sunday November 9, recordings will take place of Het Klankcafé – visual radio; with the Carel Kraayenhof Ensemble and violin talent Tim de Vries.
There will also be a column by conductor Willem de Vriend about Bach, who succeeded in preventing a riot at the Vienna court by using music, and NRC Next…

Carel Kraayenhof talks to the Refugee assistance of The Netherlands

Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland

On the new CD Liberación, in which Carel worked on for over two years and was released at the end of October, there are many new compositions related to the theme ‘Freedom’. Two of these compositions are ‘Cry for Freedom’ and ‘Aleppo’.
Currently there are important talks being held between Carel Kraayenhof and the refugee assistance in The Netherlands looking into the possibility of Carel and…

Review Carel Kraayenhof Puro Musica Argentina

Carel Kraayenhof & Juan Pablo Dobal: „Puro. Música Argentina“
Bando Dreams
An appealingly designed cover is a good `opener´ to approach new music. With their new CD Puro, the Dutch bandoneonist Carel Kraayenhof and the Argentine pianist Juan Pablo Dobal managed exactly this, including a well-featured booklet with several nostalgic photos to indicate what the listeners may expect. Namely,…

Press release – Liberación album release

Bandoneón player/composer Carel Kraayenhof has invested most of the past two years on his new album:

Carel Kraayenhof is a traveling musician. His inspiration comes from the richness from local music, which he encounters during his tours. Music from people who leave everything behind hoping to find a better future somewhere else. Music from slaves who…

Review Cd ¡Fuerza! Tango Danza july 2014

TangoDanza juli 2014

Review Cd ¡Fuerza! Tango Danza july 2014…

12,5 years ago he let Maxima cry

Telegraaf 2 aug. 2014

Carel Kraayenhof celebrating 12,5 year jubilee
news paper telegraaf August 2…

Lavinia Meijer and Carel Kraayenhof together in concert


Carel Kraayenhof as well as Lavinia Meijer are known around the world as musicians who are masters of their instruments. Both have reached large audiences far beyond the borders of their country with instruments that are not commonly seen; the bandoneón and the harp, respectively. Another common factor between these two musicians: they do not allow themselves to be “one more in the crowd”.

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