Happy New Year! This new year starts with exciting news: my first album with orchestra will be released on 27 January: Prokofiev Violin Concertos with Phion Orchestra and conductor Otto Tausk on Channel Classics! It was a wonderful adventure to record both concertos, and I am so grateful to Otto, the wonderful musicians of Phion and the truly amazing producer and recording engineer Jared Sacks for making this dream come true!
Since a few weeks I have the incredible luck to play on an exceptional bow by the brothers Léonard and François-Xavier Tourte (ca. 1790 in Paris)! I am infinitely grateful to the Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds, who made the purchase of this bow possible. Being already blessed with the "ex-Herman Krabbers" Michel Angelo Bergonzi violin, also on loan from the NMF, I was searching for a bow which would ideally match the instrument.
You can read more over this quest via this link.
The closing concert of Maria's residency at the AVROTROS Friday concert, on April 1st, will feature a spectacular programme with the world premiere of Max Knigge Violin Concerto " Planète Verte, Planète Bleue" and Ravel's fiery Tzigane. You can watch the concert via this link: https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/6ad0de02-55dd-4472-9f86-46741a86e6cf/milstein-solist-in-ravel-en-knigge
After the big success of the MuziekHaven Summer Series 2020, the Summer Series return this summer in August in MuziekHaven! Have a look at the beautiful program which our guest programmer Thomas Beijer put together: https://www.muziekhaven.com/evenementen (in Dutch only)
Maria Milstein will be Artist in Residence next season for AVROTROS Vrijdag Concert! The residency will include performances with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, a recital with Nathalia Milstein and a concert of the Van Baerle Trio. Find more about the exciting program via this link!
Mathieu van Bellen and I are delighted to invite you to the MuziekHaven Summer concerts - an initiative of MuziekHaven to support musicians in this difficult period and reunite wonderful artists with their public - for information and tickets click here!
After some cancellations due to health problems, I'm very happy to return on stage this week with concerts in Leiden, Heemstede and Assen, together with Nathalia Milstein!
Very happy with the wonderful reviews for "Ravel Voyageur" in BBC Music Magazine, de Volkskrant, Trouw and Diapason - our album got the prestigious Diapason d'Or!
The CD "Ravel Voyageur" with Nathalia Milstein is out! Get your copy here!
I'm very proud to announce that I am starting a collaboration with EJ-Arts for general management and Ivy Artists for the Benelux! Looking forward to many exciting projects to come!
Wonderful review in De Volkskrant of the European premiere of Alexander Raskatov violin concerto "In Excelsis"! Read the review by clicking on this link (in Dutch) and listen back to the performance on the site of Radio 4: https://www.nporadio4.nl/ntrzaterdagmatinee/uitzendingen/624435:2019-03-30-ntr-zaterdagmatinee
Today starts the incredible adventure with the Dutch National Student Orchestra and conductor Arjan Tien - a tour counting 12 (!) concerts along all major Dutch halls (including TivoliVredenburg, De Doelen and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw) and visits to Leuven and Berlin!! On the programme - Prokofiev 1st Violin Concerto! Be welcome!
A very happy New Year to everyone! 2019 is starting with exciting projects, including coaching a group of selected young musicians for Noorderkerkconcerten, which will culminate in several performances in May of Beethoven Septet! If you're interested, don't hesitate to have a look, the deadline for applications is in one week! Apply for the auditions here!
The concert of the Van Baerle Trio at the Recital Hall of the Concertgebouw tonight will be broadcast live on Radio 4! Click here to listen and watch!
Listen back to the live recording of the Poème by Chausson with the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ed Spanjaard from the concert of 16 September in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam:
Today is the starting day of the summer tour of the Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands (Jeugd Orkest Nederland) conducted by Jurjen Hempel; 6 concerts in Belgium and the Netherlands, ending in the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, with the greatest violin concerto of all times - Beethoven Violin Concerto!! Click here for more information
Tonight is the opening concert of the 4th edition of the Duinstreek Chamber Music Festival! 4 days to discover great music, wonderful musicians and the enchanting nature of the Duinstreek region. Be welcome, there are still a few tickets available!
The first volume of the complete recording of Beethoven piano trios with the Van Baerle Trio is released on Challenge Records! Order your copy via this site.
Maria Milstein is awarded the Dutch Music Prize!
The Dutch Music Prize is the highest recognition for a classical musician in the Netharlands, and is awarded by the Ministry of Culuture.
Read here the press release in the Strad Magazine!
The CD "La Sonate de Vinteuil is now released internationally! It is also the CD of the week on Radio 4. Click here to listen to excerpts and order your copy via this link!
I'm very happy to announce the upcoming release of the album "La Sonate de Vinteuil", recorde with my sister pianist Nathalia Milstein for the label Mirare! The French release is on 13/10 and the international release on 20th of October. Click here for more information
On Sunday 19th March I had the pleasure to participate to the TV program Podium Witteman! You can watch the whole program via this link.
On 3 and 5 March 2017 I will make my debut with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko with Glazunov Violin Concerto! 3 March in Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht and 5 March in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, both times live broadcast on Radio 4!
Wonderful review in the Pianowereld of the concert around Prokofiev during the Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival in De Doelen!
Maria is awarded a Fellowship from the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust! Click here to learn more about the BBT and its laureates!
Edison Klassiek Award 2015 for the CD "Sounds of War" in the Chamber Music category! Read more (in Dutch)
5 stars in NRC: "The mature mastery of Maria Milstein amazes"
5 stars in de Volkskrant
5 stars in Het Parool: "Distressing and moving, deep from the soul"
5 stars in the Telegraaf: "Close to the skin"
Order your copy here!
The Duinstreek Chamber Music Festival is approaching! From 20 to 22 March in Bergen, Bergen aan Zee and Heiloo, you'll be able to hear the duo Milstein/Shybaeyva, the Mirovia Quartet and the Van Baerle Trio, enjoy poetry and music in the idyllic Vredeskerkje, or listen to young talents in a open masterclass - details on www.muziekinderuinekerk.nl
Release of the album "Sounds of War" with pianist Hanna Shybayeva!
The official launch will be at De Doelen, Rotterdam, on February 10th at 20.15.
Click here to order your copy!
Brahms quartet in c minor live streamed from the Concertgebouw on Sunday 16th at 11.00! Listen on NPO Radio 4
Live stream concert with the Liege Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jean-Jacques Kantorow, together with cellist Gary Hoffman, on 7th November at 20.00!
Listen to the live broadcast here.
Release of Van Baerle Trio's latest CD next week! Piano Trios by Mendelssohn, including the world premiere recording of the early version of his First Piano Trio!
Click here for more information.
Live stream concert from the Concertgebouw on 18th August at 20.00! Click here to listen.
The CD box with complete works for violin & orchestra by Camille Saint-Saëns is released! You can get your copy via this link.
New video on Youtube - the Sonate posthume by Maurice Ravel with Hanna Shybayeva during the YPF Festival in Amsterdam: see Audio/Video.
The Van Baerle Trio has just been awarded the two highest prizes in the category piano trio at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich: the 2nd Prize and the Public Prize, as well as three special prizes.
The prestigious ARD Competition, already in its 62nd edition, has launched the career of artists such as Jessye Norman, Mitsuko Uchida, Yuri Bashmet and Trio Wanderer.
Click here for more information.
The CD of the Van Baerle Trio with works by Saint-Saëns, Loevendie and Ravel has been awarded an Edison in the category "Debut". The Edison Award, the oldest Dutch music prize, rewards every year the best CD in different categories (opera, instrumental, debut...). See www.edisons.nl (in Dutch only).
The CD of the Van Baerle Trio is nominated for the Edison Classic Award in the category "Debut CD"! Click here for more information.
Listen to the concert of the Van Baerle Trio during the Festival Radio France Montpellier! Click here
New video from the Van Baerle Trio concert in the Concertgebouw! See Audio/Video
Just finished recording "La Muse et le Poète" of Camille Saint-Saëns! Many thanks to Noëlle Weidmann, the Liège Royal Philharmonic and Christian Arming, looking forward to the "Caprice d'après l'Etude en forme de Valse" in July!
New violin! Maria plays now on a beautiful Carlo Bergonzi (Cremona, 1729) from a private foundation.
Interview of Maria Milstein on Audio/Video
Presentation concerts of the Dutch National Instruments Foundation (NMF) on 4, 5, 6 & 7 November. Places still availables on 6/11 in Theater Odeon in Zwolle!
The Van Baerle Trio is awarded the Kersjes Prize! The award ceremony will take place on December 4 in the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam. More information onwww.hetkersjesfonds.nl
Programme proposals and new video online! See onBiography and Audio/Video
Maria Milstein is now on Facebook! You can follow her by clicking on the logo below the menu.
The debut CD of the Van Baerle Trio is released! More information available on www.vanbaerletrio.com
Maria is awarded the 2nd Prize and a special prize at the International Violin Competition "Premio Rodolfo Lipizer"! Videos of all three rounds are available onYoutube
The Van Baerle Trio wins the Vriendenkrans Competition/ Radio 4 "Talent of the Year" Award! Video of the Finals and more information available onwww.vanbaerletrio.com
New video fragments of the Van Baerle Trio available on the site! Listen on Audio/Video
The Van Baerle Trio wins the 7th Lyon International Chamber Music Competition!
The trio is also awarded the Public Prize and two special prizes. More information on www.cimcl.fr
Maria Milstein receives the violin bursary of the Kersjes Fonds! The ceremony takes place the 26th of November in the Recital Hall of the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam)