New Pianotrios for Young Players

I just finished the second book of Piano Trios for Young Players, no 6 to 10. No 10 is an arrangement for piano, violin and cello of the famous Dutch song of the composer Pieter Goemans ‘Aan de Amsterdamse grachten.’The level is intermediate, after one or two years of practise the instrumentalist should be able to play them.

Componist Pieter Goemans aan een Amsterdamse gracht

Composer Pieter Goemans at an Amsterdam canal

Arrangement 'Aan de Amsterdamse grachten' partly

Arrangement ‘Aan de Amsterdamse grachten’ part

Five Piano Trios for Young Players (2015)

These are separate parts for violin and cello of my Book: Five Piano Trios for Young Players(2015). They can be downloaded and printed for free. To obtain the piano part & score, please order a copy at my website, or at: heleen.verleur@xs4all.nl
It costs €15. In near future Five Piano Trios for Young Players can also be ordered at the Suzuki Shop in the Netherlands: bestellen@suzukiwinkel.nl

Pianotrio nr 2 audio (by young players ;-))

Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 1-Violin-26-3-2015
Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 1-Cello-26-3-2015
Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 2-Violin-26-3-2015
Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 2-Cello-26-3-2015
Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 3-Violin-26-3-2015
Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 3-Cello-26-3-2015
Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 4-Violin-26-3-2015
Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 4-Cello-26-3-2015
Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 5-Violin-26-3-2015
Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 5-Cello-26-3-2015

Purpose
The purpose of this book is to give beginning musicians more opportunities for playing together. Beginning piano players usually have few chances for being in an ensemble. This is unfortunate, for playing together is such fun, almost like playing in a pop band. I hope this book will contribute to the formation of many trio ensembles with all kind of mixes of young and adult players, so that they can experience the joy of performing together. In the near future I hope to add to this collection of trios. Please email me to tell me about your experiences with this book, and maybe order a follow-up collection.

Level
These trios should be playable for any student with between one and two years of playing experience.

Ambition
My ambition was to write music that is neither difficult to memorize nor hard to perform. But my main aim was to create pieces that are
attractive to play, expressed in a modern musical language and with a clear musical line. An old Dutch expression applies to this music:
“Een kind kan de was doen” (“a child can do the laundry”), or, it is child’s play. Indeed, these pieces are intended for everyone with a
playful spirit, including parents who would like to perform together with their children. When you play together, you really have to listen to your musical friends … and to yourself. Trio music is a three-part unity, all voices speaking to and through each other, at the same time creating a whole and making you feel connected.

Permission
The book contains the music for all three of the voices, but it is convenient to have separate sheets for the violin and cello voices available. These can be downloaded and printed from my website: www.heleenverleur.org. As a rightful owner of the book, I herewith grant you permission for printing this copyrighted material.

Amsterdam, March 2015

Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 1 Violin part

Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 1 Violin part

Meedenken bij ‘de ToolKeet’

Gisteravond inspirerend kennismakingsgesprek in De ToolKeet gehad met zestal ondernemers die met mij mee willen denken wat er voor mogelijkheden zijn om mijn Pianotrios for Kids “in de markt” te zetten. Ik heb ook veel over de Suzuki-methode verteld, omdat ik denk dat de inspiratie voor de trio’s voor een deel voorkomt uit deze methode en uit het werken met jonge kinderen. Hierdoor ontstond de behoefte om met de opgedane vloeiende techniek die deze kinderen hebben ook nieuwe “frisse” stukken met ze in te studeren. Maar natuurlijk zijn de trio’s niet alleen geschreven voor Suzuki-kinderen. En zelfs niet alleen voor kinderen (voor iedereen jong van geest!)

Aanwezige ondernemers:
Carmen Duijvelshoff De ToolKeet website
Jan De Heij Jan De Heij
Henk Noorman Thermieq
Janneke van den Biggelaar Zuidwester-design website
Iskander Dierkx Muit & Dierkx Advocaten
Jack van Dijk & Van Dijk Interior Design website

Piano Trio 3 page 1

Piano Trio 3 page 1

Tool (onvolledig) (foto: H.Verleur)

Tool (onvolledig) (foto: H.Verleur)

Deze bijeenkomst wordt vervolgd op woensdag 22 april 2015.

De ToolKeet na afloop (foto H.Verleur)

De ToolKeet na afloop (foto: H.Verleur)

De agenda gister zag er zo uit:

Agenda
We starten om 19.00 uur. Bedoeling is uiterlijk 21.30/22.00 af te ronden.
Wat staat erop het programma:
- kennismaken;
- Heleen neemt ons mee in haar idee/droom;
- verkenningsuur wat de kansen, mogelijkheden, verdere ideeën zijn
- wat zien we aan eerste conceptmogelijkheden en verdere samenwerking.
Doel: het concept ‘Trio’s voor Kids’ van Heleen in de markt gaan zetten.

Waves for six hands one piano

New piece for three pianists on on piano (six hands). Written for child students, with a nod to composer Simeon ten Holt.
A sort of Canto Ostinato ‘light’ ;-)
This is a digital version, so don’t expect subtile changes in dynamics ..

Waves 2015 first two pages

Waves (digital version)

The Great Wave at Kanagawa/Katsushika Hokusai

The Great Wave at Kanagawa/Katsushika Hokusai