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
12/11/19 Klosterneuburg AT Evangelische Kirche Atout – Schubert, Raff und Piazzolla
22/11/19 Breda NL Waalse kerk Chimaera Trio Info
24/11/19 Vlissingen NL Zeeuws Maritiem MuZEEum Chimaera Trio Info
27/11/19 Vienna AT Palais Lobkowitz Atout – Die Kammermusikgruppe Info
30/11/19 Vienna AT Auferstehungskirche Brahms double concerto with Floris Willem, violin and Camerata Wien
21/12/19 RADIO 4 NL Opname Chimaera Trio in de Muziekfabriek op Radio4 Info
21/12/19 Utrecht NL Huisconcert Bach en Hulshoff solorecital
22/12/19 Heemskerk NL De Vrijburcht Chimaera Trio Info
22/12/19 RADIO NL Concertgebouw Amsterdam Chimaera Trio – Spiegelzaal zondagochtendconcert live uitzending op Radio4
02/01/20 - 10/01/20 Cartagena CO Teatro Adolfo Mejia Camerata RCO Info
17/01/20 Vienna AT MUTH Große Kammermusik, Christian Altenburger in the MuTh. Franz Schubert: Oktett in F-Dur, D 803 Info
19/01/20 Leiden NL Sijthoff Recital met Laurens de Man – piano
20/01/20 Wels AT Stadttheater Große Kammermusik, Christian Altenburger. Franz Schubert: Oktett in F-Dur, D 803
21/02/20 Utrecht NL Tivoli Vredenburg Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra – Alexei Ogrintchouck Info
14/03/20 Wolfsburg DE Scharoun Theater Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra & Niek Baar Info
21/03/20 Monheim DE Aula am Berlinger Ring Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra & Niek Baar Info
27/03/20 Groningen AT Koetshuis Recital met Laurens de Man, piano
30/03/20 Arnhem NL Musis Sacrum Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra – Alexei Ogrintchouck Info
19/08/20 Vlieland NL Nicolaaskerk Chimaera Trio in de serie Concerten bij kaarslicht Info
25/10/20 Arcen NL Franz Pfanner Huis Chimaera Trio Info
13/12/20 Winterswijk NL Doopsgezind Kerkje Chimaera Trio Info
Previous concerts
Date Location Venue Description
28/10/19 - 30/10/19 Hilversum NL Muziekcentrum van de omroep CD opname Chimaera Trio voor AVROTROS klassiek presenteert Info
22/10/19 Klosterneuburg AT Evangelische Kirche Atout – Boccherini, Onslow and Beethoven
13/10/19 Mieming AT Gemeindesaal Atout – Boccherini, Onslow and Beethoven Info
12/10/19 Fulpmes AT Musikforum Atout – Boccherini, Onslow and Beethoven Info
10/10/19 Vienna AT MUTH Virtuose Streicherklänge von Bach bis Bartók Christian Altenburger in the MuTh (u.a. Konzert für 2 Violoncelli – Vivaldi) Info
06/10/19 St. Pölten AT BORG Atout- Die Kammermusikgruppe Info
28/09/19 Suncheon KR Arts Centre Camerata RCO
25/09/19 Amersfoort NL St. Aegtenkapel Chimaera Trio Info
21/09/19 Apeldoorn NL Lutherse Kerk Chimaera Trio Info
31/08/19 Ried im Innkreis NL Konzertsaal Sommerkonzert Modus21
17/08/19 Apeldoorn NL Theater Orpheus Chimaera Trio Info
15/08/19 Nijmegen NL Thiemeloods Chimaera Trio Info
14/08/19 Nunspeet NL Veluvine Chimaera Trio Info
13/08/19 Harderwijk NL Catharinakapel Chimaera Trio Info
12/08/19 Hoorn (Terschelling) NL Kerk Chimaera Trio Info
11/08/19 Amsterdam NL Concertgebouw Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra – Alexei Ogrintchouck Info
04/08/19 Apeldoorn NL Tot2021 Chimaera Trio Info
22/07/19 Erl AT Festspielhaus Tiroler Festspielen
15/07/19 Erl AT Festspielhaus Tiroler Festspielen
05/07/19 - 12/07/19 Cities IL Different Tour Zenith Duo
30/06/19 Gmunden AT Konzertsaal Beethoven & Haydn string quartets
28/06/19 Leeuwarden NL Cityproms D. Shostakovich – Cello concerto no. 1 , Noord Nederlands Orkest o.l.v. Damian Iorio Info
25/06/19 NPO Radio 4 NL Studio De Klassieken. Sean Morgan Roony – piano, Ab Nieuwdorp presentatie
23/06/19 Amsterdam NL De Duif Tchaikovsky – Rococo Variations with Collegium Musicum Carolinum Info
21/06/19 Veenendaal NL De Markt Klassiek aan de Grift
14/06/19 Nijmegen NL Boskapel Tchaikovsky – Rococo Variations with Collegium Musicum Carolinum Info
04/06/19 Vienna AT Tba Live Music Now
01/06/19 Vasia IT Oratoria A. Schönberg – Verklärte Nacht
26/05/19 Helmond NL Auditorium Amsterdam Corelli Collective – Shunske Sato
24/05/19 Amsterdam NL Waalse Kerk Amsterdam Corelli Collective – Shunske Sato
19/05/19 Krems AT Kunstgalerie Konzept Kammermusik
18/05/19 Vienna AT Lusthaus Beethoven & Haydn string quartets
10/05/19 Eggenburg AT Rathaussaal Mit Christine Roider
05/05/19 Amsterdam NL Concertgebouw Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
03/05/19 Vienna AT MUTH Atout – Die Kammermusikgruppe
29/04/19 Arnhem NL Musis Sacrum Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
07/04/19 San Sebastian ES Concerthall Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
06/04/19 Alicante ES Concerthall Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
24/03/19 Amstelveen NL Kruiskerk Chimaera Trio Info
24/03/19 RADIO 4 NL Concertgebouw Amsterdam Spiegelzaal Zondagochtendconcert. Live on Radio 4 – Chimaera Trio
23/03/19 Katwijk NL Soefitempel Chimaera Trio Info
22/03/19 Groningen AT Koetshuis Recital met Laurens de Man – Brahms, Schnittke en Bach
17/03/19 Vienna AT House Concert Baroque Program mit Lorina Vallaster und Alexander Gergelyfi
24/02/19 - 01/03/19 Kromeriz CZ Conservatory Masterclasses
20/02/19 Ketura IL Kibbutz Zenith Duo
19/02/19 Jerusalem IL Jerusalem Music Centre Zenith Duo – recording YONA
17/02/19 - 21/02/19 Jerusalem IL Ron Shulamit Conservatory Zenith duo is giving a masterclass and concert
16/02/19 Vienna AT Musikverein The night of the future Info
14/02/19 Kapfenberg AT ntb Ensemble Atout: Shostakovich Octet, Bruch Octet and Wilm Nonet
01/02/19 Wien AT Gesellschaft für Musiktheater Recital mit Gulnara Fatykhova – Schnittke, Rachmaninov and Beethoven
20/01/19 Seuzach CH Katholische Kirche La Compagna – Rico Zela
05/01/19 Kautzen AT ntb Beethoven Philharmonie
02/01/19 Linz AT Brucknerhaus New Year’s Concert
01/01/19 Linz AT Brucknerhaus New Year’s Concert
16/12/18 Apeldoorn NL Theater Orpheus Chimaera Trio Info
09/12/18 Affoltern CH Katholische Kirche La Compagna – Rico Zela
04/12/18 Vienna AT Regina (besloten) Verein der Salzburger in Wien mit Komödianten Christa und Agilo Dangl
01/12/18 Amsterdam NL Muziekgebouw Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra – Bram van Sambeek Info
25/11/18 Spaarndam NL Oude Kerk Recital met Laurens de Man- piano o.a. Schnittke, Bach en Brahms
24/11/18 Haarlem NL Nieuwe Kerk Martha Bosch, Vincent v. Amsterdam, Mirna Ackers en Laurens de Man Info
22/11/18 Vienna AT Palais Festetics Ensemble Atout
20/11/18 Leiden NL (Besloten) Franz Schubert Quartet Nr. 14 – Der Tod und das Mädchen
09/11/18 Klosterneuburg AT Raika Ensemble Atout Dmitri Shostakovich – Octet, Max Bruch – Octet und Nicolai von Wilm – Nonet
19/10/18 - 29/10/18 Amsterdam NL Muziekgebouw Cello Biennale Amsterdam
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 Info
16/09/18 Brig CH tba Zermatt Festival Orchestra – Noah Bendix – Balgley, violin and Marcus Creed, Conductor Info
15/09/18 Zermatt CH Pfarrkirche Zermatt Festival Orchestra – Noah Bendix- Balgley, violin and Marcus Creed, conductor Info
14/09/18 Zermatt CH Pfarrkirche Zermatt Festival Orchestra – Claudio Bohorquez Info
08/09/18 Zermatt CH Pfarrkirche Zermatt Festival Orchestra – Sharoun Ensemble Berlin Info
07/09/18 Zermatt CH Pfarrkirche Zermatt Festival Orchestra – Piotr Anderszewski Info
08/08/18 San Juan AR Philharmony Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra & Rosanne Philippens Info
06/08/18 Santiago CL Philharmony Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra & Rosanne Philippens Info
05/08/18 Rosario AR Philharmony Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra & Rosanne Philippens Info
02/08/18 Floreanopolis BR Philharmony Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra & Rosanne Philippens Info
01/08/18 Sao Paulo BR philharmony Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra & Sarah Chang Info
01/07/18 - 07/07/18 Vilnius LT tba Ars Summer Fest
30/06/18 Utrecht NL Paushuize Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival Utrecht – Chimaera Trio Info
29/06/18 Amsterdam NL CVA Chimaera Trio Info
24/06/18 Barendrecht NL Dorpskerk Chimaera Trio Info
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 Info
08/06/18 Veenendaal NL De Markt Klassiek aan de Grift Info
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 Info
31/05/18 Vienna AT Francis Smetana String Quartet no. 2
30/05/18 Ernstbrunn AT Barockkirche Con Anima Festival Info
12/05/18 Loosdorf (im Weinviertel) AT Schloss Loosdorf Bach program with Amalie Kjærgaard Kristensen – violin Info
27/04/18 - 05/05/18 Beijing CN tba The 3rd Beijing SuperCello Festival Info
25/04/18 Amsterdam NL Concertgebouw Chimaera Trio Info
23/03/18 Graz AT Grazer Landhaus Programmpräsentation Steirisches Kammermusik Festival 2018 Info
22/03/18 Vienna AT Haus Fortuna Live Music Now with Julian Yo Hedenborg – piano Info
13/03/18 Vienna AT Schönberg Center Eröffnung “Schönberg und Jung-Wien” :- Ernst Kovacic Violine, Reinhard Latzko Violoncello Info
25/02/18 - 04/03/18 Lubljana SI tba
24/02/18 Amsterdam NL DeLaMar Theater Alfred J. Kwak – Herman van Veen Info
18/02/18 Bathmen NL Dorpskerk Chimaera trio Info
17/02/18 Doornspijk NL Rozenhof Chimaera trio Info

Ensembles

Chimaera Trio

Annemiek de Bruin – Clarinet
Irene Kok – Cello
Laurens de Man – Piano

The trio presents itself through highly varied programmes, in variable combinations. Annemiek, Irene and Laurens are frequent and experienced performers and took the stage at Janine Jansen’s Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Utrecht and the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam. The trio won prizes at the Storioni Ensemblewedstrijd and the Tristan Keuris Kamermuziekconcours.  Recordings of their performances were broadcast on Dutch radio and TV several times.

www.chimaeratrio.nl

Zenith Duo

The Dutch-Israeli Zenith Duo brings a new voice to the classical music scene, focusing on Baroque music and original compositions. 

Inspired by the various sounds of the middle-east, Jewish music, classical music and baroque improvisation methods, the Zenith Duo brings the human voice and the cello to a meeting point that makes every concert into a journey between times and cultures.

Since its founding in 2014 the duo has performed in various concerts and festivals throughout Europe and Israel. Currently they are recording their first album, named ‘YONA’.

 

Amsterdam Corelli Collective

Amsterdam Corelli Collective are a vibrant and energetic ensemble of fourteen young musicians who perform without conductor.

Founded by Ryuko Reid in 2013, thirteen string players and a harpsichordist were brought together through their passion for baroque string music and historical performance practice.

The ensemble pays tribute to Arcangelo Corelli, whose works were published in Amsterdam. Using his compositions and the surrounding repertoire of the concerto grosso and orchestral string music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the ensemble inspires fresh performances and programming.

Performing regularly throughout Holland and Europe, Amsterdam Corelli Collective have already enjoyed performances at such notable venues in the Netherlands as the Concertgebouw, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Scheepvaartmuseum and Orgelpark in Amsterdam . In 2016 they won the Grachtenfestival’s ‘Openlucht Podium Prize’ which will see them perform as part of Holland’s major summer festival held in Amsterdam every year. In 2015 they were selected to take part in the Ambronay Cultural Encounter Centre’s Eeemerging Project for 2015. This saw Amsterdam Corelli Collective perform at the Seviqc Brežice festival in Ljubljana (Slovenia), at Ghislieri Musica in Pavia (Italy) and at the Ambronay Festival in France.

In July 2015 Amsterdam Corelli Collective were finalists in the York Early Music Festival’s International Young Artist’s Competition, performing in two sold out concerts in York and featuring on British national radio channel BBC Radio 3.

The ensemble was invited to perform at the MA Brugge Fringe Festival in 2014 and at the Utrecht Oude Muziek Fringe Festival in both 2014 and 2015. All musicians are trained in historically informed performance practice and as an ensemble have worked with first-class musicians in the field of early music, including Guilio Prandi, Alfredo Bernadini, Jed Wentz and Shunske Sato.

www.amsterdamcorellicollective.com

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