Irene Kok

Biography

Cellist Irene Kok is known for her outstanding musical performances and sensitive playing. She has a special interest in early performing practise next to the regular repertoire. As a passionate chamber musician Irene performed in all major halls in the Netherlands such as ‘the Concertgebouw’ in Amsterdam and abroad in ‘the Megaron’ in Athens and the Philharmony in Minsk. Irene Kok regularly appears on Dutch Radio and Television and recorded abroad on British national radio channel BBC Radio 3 and in Israel on ‘Kol HaMusica’.

Irene Kok received her first cello lessons at the age of 10 and soon after was enrolled into the class of young talented musicians of the ArtEZ Conservatory with Jeroen Reuling.
Since 2010 she has been stuyding at the Conservatory in Amsterdam with Jeroen den Herder and baroque cello with Viola de Hoog. From 2016 on she is doing a Post-Graduate study at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna with professor Latzko with a scholarschip from the Prince Bernard Cultuurfonds and Müllerfonds.

She has won numerous competitions, including first price at the Prinses Christina Concours and the Euro Competition for cello. She is price winner at Kiejstut Bacewicz International Chamber Music Competition and York Early Music Competition. Since 2017 Irene Kok is an artist for the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation “Live Music Now” in Vienna.

Irene Kok was principal cellist in the Dutch National Youth Orchestra for several years and was selected to play in the Master Academy of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra in 2014 and Zermatt Festival Academy in 2017/18. She is a member of the Chimaera Trio, Zenith Celloduo and Amsterdam Corelli Collective which was selected to take part in the Ambronay Cultural Encounter Centre’s Eeemerging Project for 2015

Irene plays on a Capicchioni cello from Cremona, which is kindly lent to her by the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation.

Concerts

Upcoming concerts

Date Location Venue Description
20/11/18 Leiden NL (Besloten) Franz Schubert Quartet Nr. 14 – Der Tod und das Mädchen
24/11/18 Haarlem NL Nieuwe Kerk Martha Bosch, Vincent v. Amsterdam, Mirna Ackers en Laurens de Man More information
25/11/18 Spaarndam NL Oude Kerk Recital met Laurens de Man- piano o.a. Schnittke, Bach en Brahms
08/12/18 Steiermark AT Kirche Mozart Program
16/12/18 Apeldoorn NL Theater Orpheus Chimaera Trio More information
17/03/19 Vienna AT House Concert Baroque Program mit Lorina Vallaster und Alexander Gergelyfi
22/03/19 Groningen NL ntb Recital met Laurens de Man – Brahms, Schnittke en Bach
23/03/19 Katwijk NL Soefitempel Chimaera Trio More information
24/03/19 Amstelveen NL Kruiskerk Chimaera Trio More information
06/04/19 Alicante ES Concerthall Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
07/04/19 San Sebastian ES Concerthall Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
29/04/19 Arnhem NL Musis Sacrum Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
03/05/19 Vienna AT MUTH Atout – Die Kammermusikgruppe
05/05/19 Amsterdam NL Concertgebouw Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
24/05/19 Amsterdam NL Waalse Kerk Amsterdam Corelli Collective – Shunske Sato
26/05/19 Helmond NL Auditorium Amsterdam Corelli Collective – Shunske Sato
10/06/19 Stetteldorf AT Burgt Pfingstfestival Stetteldorf

Previous concerts

Date Location Venue Description
09/11/18 Klosterneuburg AT Raika Ensemble Atout Dmitri Shostakovich – Octet, Max Bruch – Octet und Nicolai von Wilm – Nonet
12/10/18 Klosterneuburg AT Raika Ensemble Atout Franz Schubert – „Forellenquintett“ und Ralph Vaughan Williams – Klavierquintett
11/10/18 Vienna AT Österreichische Lotterien Festakt
20/09/18 Vienna AT Kursalon Mödling Podium Festival Mödling More information
16/09/18 Brig CH tba Zermatt Festival Orchestra – Noah Bendix – Balgley, violin and Marcus Creed, Conductor More information
15/09/18 Zermatt CH Pfarrkirche Zermatt Festival Orchestra – Noah Bendix- Balgley, violin and Marcus Creed, conductor More information
14/09/18 Zermatt CH Pfarrkirche Zermatt Festival Orchestra – Claudio Bohorquez More information
08/09/18 Zermatt CH Pfarrkirche Zermatt Festival Orchestra – Sharoun Ensemble Berlin More information
07/09/18 Zermatt CH Pfarrkirche Zermatt Festival Orchestra – Piotr Anderszewski More information
08/08/18 San Juan AR Philharmony Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra & Rosanne Philippens More information
06/08/18 Santiago CL Philharmony Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra & Rosanne Philippens More information
05/08/18 Rosario AR Philharmony Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra & Rosanne Philippens More information
02/08/18 Floreanopolis BR Philharmony Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra & Rosanne Philippens More information
01/08/18 Sao Paulo BR philharmony Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra & Sarah Chang More information
01/07/18 - 07/07/18 Vilnius LT tba Ars Summer Fest
30/06/18 Utrecht NL Paushuize Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival Utrecht – Chimaera Trio More information
29/06/18 Amsterdam NL CVA Chimaera Trio More information
24/06/18 Barendrecht NL Dorpskerk Chimaera Trio More information
13/06/18 Wien AT Gesellschaft für Musiktheater Recital mit Gulnara Fatykhova Klavier
11/06/18 Wien AT Haus Neubau Recital mit Gulnara Fatykhova Klavier
09/06/18 Ernstbrunn AT Schloss Ernstbrunn Schlossfest More information
08/06/18 Veenendaal NL De Markt Klassiek aan de Grift More information
04/06/18 Wien AT Gesellschaft für Musiktheater Antonia Roessler – violin and Churen Grace Li – piano
03/06/18 Wien AT Mozarthaus Mel Bonis Festival der Französischen Kammermusik
01/06/18 Ernstbrunn AT Schüttkasten Klement Con Anima Festival More information
31/05/18 Vienna AT Francis Smetana String Quartet no. 2
30/05/18 Ernstbrunn AT Barockkirche Con Anima Festival More information
12/05/18 Loosdorf (im Weinviertel) AT Schloss Loosdorf Bach program with Amalie Kjærgaard Kristensen – violin More information
27/04/18 - 05/05/18 Beijing CN tba The 3rd Beijing SuperCello Festival More information
25/04/18 Amsterdam NL Concertgebouw Chimaera Trio More information
23/03/18 Graz AT Grazer Landhaus Programmpräsentation Steirisches Kammermusik Festival 2018 More information
22/03/18 Vienna AT Haus Fortuna Live Music Now with Julian Yo Hedenborg – piano More information
13/03/18 Vienna AT Schönberg Center Eröffnung “Schönberg und Jung-Wien” :- Ernst Kovacic Violine, Reinhard Latzko Violoncello More information
25/02/18 - 04/03/18 Lubljana SI tba
24/02/18 Amsterdam NL DeLaMar Theater Alfred J. Kwak – Herman van Veen More information
18/02/18 Bathmen NL Dorpskerk Chimaera trio More information
17/02/18 Doornspijk NL Rozenhof Chimaera trio More information
16/02/18 Breda NL Waalse kerk Chimaera Trio More information
16/02/18 Nederhorst en Berg NL Jagthuis Chimaera trio More information
05/02/18 - 12/02/18 Jerusalem IL Jerusalem Music Centre Zenith Duo – CD
29/01/18 Wien AT Festsaal Haydn String Quartet Ela Okońska, Arevik Ivanyan – violin , Tomo Moriyama – viola
23/01/18 Vienna AT Bank Austria Salon (Altes Rathaus) Boccherini Sonata with Bas Jongen – cello
19/01/18 Vienna AT Fanny Hensel-Saal with Gulnara Fathygova – piano
17/01/18 Vienna AT Liszt-Saal
16/01/18 Vienna AT Haydnsaal CD recording Haydn Trio (Joseph Haydn Institut für Kammermusik)
15/01/18 Vienna AT Fanny Hensel-Saal A. Gretchaninov pianotrio Mari Shibuta- piano and Kyoko Watanabe – violin
10/01/18 Bilthoven NL Huize het Oosten Chimaera Trio More information
09/01/18 Amsterdam NL Tamboer Chimaera Trio – Ruña ’t Hart (violin) en Ferdinand Binnendijk (mandoline) More information
08/01/18 RADIO 4 NL VondelCS OPIUM – Radio 4 ; Chimaera Trio More information
07/01/18 RADIO 4 NL Concertgebouw Amsterdam Chimaera trio More information
07/01/18 NPO2 NL Television Podium Witteman met Laurens de man – piano More information
05/01/18 De Meern NL Podium Hoge Woerd Alfred J. Kwak – Herman van Veen More information
04/01/18 Steenwijk NL Rabo Theater De Meenthe Alfred J. Kwak – Herman van Veen More information
03/01/18 Bussum NL Theater Spant Alfred J. Kwak – Herman van Veen More information
02/01/18 Helmond NL Theater Speelhuis Alfred J. Kwak – Herman van Veen More information
01/01/18 Amsterdam NL Oosterkerk Nieuwjaarsconcert More information
30/12/17 Emmen NL Atlas Theater Afred J. Kwak – Herman van Veen More information
28/12/17 Hoorn NL Schouwburg het Park Alfred J. Kwak – Herman van Veen More information
20/12/17 Vienna AT Anglican Church Charity Concert
17/12/17 Alphen aan de Rijn NL Theater Castellum Alfred J. Kwak – Herman van Veen More information
16/12/17 Schoten BE Houseconcert (BESLOTEN) Houseconcert
02/12/17 Katwijk NL Soefitempel Chimaera Trio More information
29/11/17 Vienna AT (BESLOTEN) Boltzmann Institut Shostakovich Quartet no. 8 (Freya Tuppy, Valerie Leopold – violin, Julie Kriechbaum – viola)
29/11/17 Vienna AT Fanny Hensel-Saal Rachmaninov Sonata , Gulnara Fathygova -piano More information
26/11/17 Heerhugowaard NL Cool Theater Alfred J. Kwak – Herman van Veen More information
24/11/17 Wenen AT Schlosstheater Korngold Sextet – Emmanuel Tjeknavorian and Susanne Schäffer – violin, Andjela Sibinovic and Tomo Moriyama – viola, Lisa Kürner – cello
19/11/17 Leiden NL Sijthoff Chimaera Trio More information
18/11/17 Utrecht NL Janskerk New music written by Mathilde Wantenaar More information
17/11/17 Amsterdam NL Orgelpark Chest Organ, Piano & Strings: Bach (Ruña ‘t Hart, Koen Stapert, violin – Lisa Eggen, viola – Irene Kok, cello – Laurens de Man, organ and piano) More information
30/10/17 Vienna AT Festsaal Seilerstätte 26 CARSA competition Gulnara Fatyghova – piano More information
29/10/17 Vienna AT Houseconcert For more information check the website More information
24/10/17 Utrecht NL (BESLOTEN) Kasteel de Haar Alexander Kovalev – Cello, Ramon van Engelenhoven – Piano
19/10/17 Vienna AT Festsaal Seilerstätte 26 Carsa competition
08/10/17 Goes NL Theater de Mythe Chimaera Trio More information
07/10/17 Genhoes NL De Kluis Bach solo recital More information
30/09/17 Alkmaar NL Feijn Boccherini, Bach Barriere (with Kalle de Bie – cello)
29/09/17 Zwolle NL (BESLOTEN) Thor Chimaera Trio
24/09/17 Amsterdam NL OBA Bach solo (With Anna Enquist and Jacques Klöters )
16/09/17 Zermatt CH St-Mauritius Pfarrkirche Christian Zacharias conductor & piano, Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, Zermatt Festival Orchestra More information
15/09/17 Zermatt CH St-Mauritius Pfarrkirche Christian Zacharias conductor & piano, Claudio Bohórquez cello, Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, Zermatt Festival Orchestra More information
13/09/17 Zermatt CH Beau Site Britten Sinfonia: More information
12/09/17 Zermatt CH Englische Kirche Martinu Quartet: Leandra Brehm – clarinet, Ewa Paciorek – horn and Peter Fleckenstein – percussion, More information
09/09/17 Zermatt CH St-Mauritius Pfarrkirche Isabelle Faust – violin, Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, Zermatt Festival Orchestra More information
08/09/17 Zermatt CH St-Mauritius Pfarrkirche Isabelle Faust – violin, Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, Zermatt Festival Orchestra More information
27/08/17 Amsterdam NL AHK Uitmarkt – Chimaera Trio
26/08/17 Zutphen NL Walburgiskerk Internationaal Cellofestival Zutphen – Marc van den Munckhof, cello and Laurens de Man, organ More information
25/08/17 Zutphen NL Hanzehof Internationaal Cellofestival Zutphen – Mirel Iancovici, Gavriel Lipkind, Timora Rosler, Larissa Groeneveld, Jeroen den Herder, Marc van den Munckhof More information
24/08/17 Zutphen NL Dat Bolwerck Internationaal Cellofestival Zupthen – Zenith Duo More information
19/08/17 Amsterdam NL (BESLOTEN) van Brants-Rushofje With Kalle de Bie – cello
17/08/17 Amsterdam NL Calvijn College Grachtenfestival Amsterdam – with Kalle de Bie, cello More information
16/08/17 RADIO 4 NL Earbites – Grachtenfestival with Kalle de Bie, cello
13/08/17 Oosterland NL Michaëlskerk Kerkweg 22 TIHMS – Recital with Alexander Kovalev, cello More information
07/08/17 Bergen NL Ruïnekerk TIHMS – Recital with Barnabás Baranyai, cello and Adam Menyhei, piano More information
05/08/17 Paternion AT Kirche Steirisches Kammermusikfestival – Joyful Eight More information
04/08/17 Gleisdorf AT Forumkloster Steirisches Kammermusikfestival – Joyful Eight More information
03/08/17 Graz AT Schlossbergsaal Steirisches Kammermusikfestival – Joyful Eight More information
16/12/14 Amsterdam NL Conservatorium van Amsterdam Richard Taruskin – Amsterdam Corelli Collective
14/12/14 Vollenhove NL Vollenhove Recital – Olga Paschenko
02/12/14 Amsterdam NL Oosterkerk Intercontinental Ensemble
30/11/14 Amsterdam NL Conservatorium van Amsterdam Hommage Daan Manneke
26/11/14 Amsterdam NL Amsterdam Corelli Collective
23/11/14 Zaltbommel NL Chimaera Trio & friends
22/11/14 Amsterdam NL Amsterdam Corelli Collective
22/11/14 Wassenaer NL Recital – Bach suites
21/11/14 Amsterdam NL Amsterdam Corelli Collective
16/11/14 Chimaera Trio
27/10/14 Amsterdam NL Olvg
17/10/14 - 25/10/14 Amsterdam NL Muziekgebouw Muziekgebouw Cello Bienalle
08/10/14 Bilthoven NL Chimaera Trio
07/10/14 Alkmaar NL TAQA Schouwburg Recital Noriko Yabe
05/10/14 Amsterdam NL Lunchconcert
01/10/14 Amsterdam NL Nedphokoepel Lunchconcert
24/09/14 Vinkenduin NL Video opnames – Malando
23/09/14 Amsterdam NL Muziektheater NedPho
20/09/14 Haarlem NL Niewekerk Recital – Daniel Kool
18/09/14 Amsterdam NL Muziektheater NedPho
15/09/14 Amsterdam NL Muziektheater NedPho
12/09/14 Amsterdam NL Muziektheater NedPho
07/09/14 Amsterdam NL Muziektheater NedPho
02/09/14 Amsterdam NL Muziektheater NedPho
30/08/14 Amsterdam NL Muziektheater NedPho
24/08/14 Vorden NL Chimaera Trio
06/08/14 - 16/08/14 Kerkrade NL Orlando Festival + concerten Chimaera Trio
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Ensembles