One week after Carel’s successful tour with the Estonian conductor Kristjan Järvi past the Symphony Orchestras of Adelaide, Perth and Sydney in May the first commending reviews arrive.”With a concertino grouping of bandoneon, piano, harp and percussion set against the main orchestra, bandoneon player Carel Kraayenhof played his instrument with such love and joy that he was a pleasure not only to hear but also to watch. He brough out beautifully the semsuous bandoneon melody of the slow second movement and flew effortlessly through the faster passages. The instrument positively sang with its sad sweet voice and the conductor frequently looked on with great admiration as this master spun out Piazzolla’s tourching and memorable melodies” according to this link:https://www.australianstage.com.au/reviews/sydney/latin-american-nights–sydney-symphony-1468.html
The Daily Telegraph, the newspaper with the largest circulation in Sydney, states: ‘The bandoneonsolo by Carel Kraayenhof created a flirtatious and breathy dialogue with the orchestra and displayed masterly control’. It seems that commending reviews appeared in Perth and Adelaide as well. As soon as we will have them, we will publish them for you on this site.Latest news: On 13 June Carel’s new CD, ‘Memorias de Cuba’ will be released. Keep an eye on this website.
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