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classics> May 2013

FEATURED ARTIST / 24CLASSICS

24classics
provides a new way to discover classical music online. 24classics.com consists of 24 playlists carefully curated by prominent musicians, reviewers and music programmers in the Dutch classical music scene. Each playlist is centred around a particular genre, instrument or mood.
Henk Neven is the featured artist for the 'song' genre.







> February 2013


RAVE REVIEWS for 'THE SEA'

"Rarely do you hear a baritone who sings with such subtlety in shading of dynamic and tone as the Dutch baritone Henk Neven."
"Altogether a most memorable song record."
Gramophone, February 2013

"An adventurous program and a cd to cherish."
Telegraaf, January 2013

"Here is a singer at the top of his game."
Trouw, November 2012

"His strength lies in the intimate beauty of his voice"
NRC Handelsblad, 2012




> 30 October 2012

TELEVISION APPEARANCE

Tonight Henk will perform the world premiere of a one-minute opera 'Vermoorde Onschuld' (Murdered Innocence') singing the role of infamous Dutch lawyer Bram Moszkowicz in the popular television program 'De Wereld Draait Door'. Music and text written by Frank Ketelaar en Florian Maier.





> October 2012

** SPECIAL OFFER **
'THE SEA'


For a limited time, Henk Neven's newest CD 'The Sea' will be available exclusively on the Klassieke Zaken website for a reduced price.
ORDER NOW!




> September 2012

THE SEA
CD release

Henk Neven's new CD 'The Sea' is a deeply moving recital on man's fascination with the sea, and the sea's powerful emotional hold over us.
Songs by Debussy, Faure & Schubert.
Out in October, ONYX4102
Onyx Classics








> August 2012

photo credit: Christian DresseNew Photos / New Engagements now online

* Highlights in the 12/13 season:

recitals in Wigmore Hall, The Concertgebouw;
concert engagements in Norway, The Netherlands, England;
title role in 'Claude' (Opéra de Lyon)

* Papageno photos from 'Die Zauberflöte' (Opéra de Marseille)







> March 2012

Henk Neven / Mozart / Het Nederlands Kamerorkest

In the program 'De ware Liefde', Henk Neven performs Mozart arias from Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte
in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on 14, 15, 17 April 2012
Order tickets






> 24 February 2012
'Rediscovering a Champion of the Ballad': New York Times

'The third of Loewe’s current champions is the Dutch baritone Henk Neven...'
Written by Matthew Gurewitsch, this article about composer Carl Loewe ran in the New York Times

read the article




> January 2012
Best Studio CD of 2011

Baritone Henk Neven's cd ‘Auf einer Burg’ was chosen by the web site Barihunks as the best studio cd of 2011.
“an amazing recording that should belong in everyone's playlist.”




> January 2012
World premiere

On January 27th Henk will perform the world premiere of Marijn Simons' '4th Symphony' in the 'Vrijdag van Vredenburg' series in Utrecht, together with the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest under the direction of Antony Hermus.




> August 2011
Henk Neven nominated for a Gramophone Award


Henk's debut cd 'Auf einer Burg' was recently nominated for the prestigious Gramophone Award. In October the winner will be announced.




> April 2011
Henk Neven awarded the Dutch Music Prize (Nederlandse Muziekprijs)

On April 16th Henk Neven received the Dutch Music Prize (Nederlandse Muziekprijs), presented by Judith van Kranendonk, a representative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The prize was presented as part of a concert with the Orchestra of the 18th Century and Cappella Amsterdam, under the direction of Frans Brüggen.

for more photos of the presentation, visit the Facebook page




> April 2011
Short documentary about Henk Neven | NTR Podium

Watch the broadcast




> April 2011
Interview with Henk Neven | BBC Music Magazine

RISING STAR: Great artists of tomorrow




> April 2011
Henk Neven launches debut solo recital CD and will be awarded the Dutch Music Prize in Rotterdam

On April 16th Henk Neven will receive the Dutch Music Prize (Nederlandse Muziekprijs) in the Doelen, Rotterdam and also launch his debut recital CD, Auf einer Burg (Onyx Classics).
Neven joins a roster of acclaimed musicians and ensembles recorded by the highly regarded 'boutique' label, Onyx Classics, whose reputation for creativity and quality results from artist-led recordings that are uniquely expressive and personal. The recording has been supported by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust as part of the Fellowship awarded to Neven in 2009.
The Prize presentation concert in which Henk Neven will performs is Bach's Kreuzstab Kantate BWV 56 with the Orkest van de Achttiende Eeuw conducted by Frans Brüggen.




> March 2011

Henk Neven accepts a guest teaching position at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague

As of September 2011, Henk Neven will be visiting professor at the Royal Conservatoire (Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag) in The Hague. The Royal Conservatoire is the oldest conservatory in The Netherlands, a music institute that for decades has stood for the highest quality, at which internationally renowned musicians are employed as teachers.





> April 2010
Henk Neven awarded the Dutch Music Prize

The Dutch Music Prize ('Nederlandse Muziekprijs') is the highest honor that the Ministry of Culture can award to a classical musician. The prize is awarded based on the advice of the Dutch Music Prize Advisory Board, that is a part of the Dutch Fund for the Performing Arts. Just as other recipients of this prestigious prize, Henk Neven successfully followed a study path with the main emphasis being on the musical development of the artist. Candidates for the prize have the opportunity to coach with the best musicians in the world.
The date that Neven will officially receive the prize is not yet known.





> 2 September 2009

Henk Neven named BBC New Generation Artist

Henk Neven is one of the eight artists to join BBC's prestigious New Generation Artist scheme this month. The scheme, now in its tenth year, offers young artists opportunities to work with BBC orchestras, commission new repertoire, make broadcasts from significant venues such as Wigmore Hall and perform at some of the UK's most renowned festivals, such as the City of London Festival and Cheltenham International Festival. As part of its commitment to nurturing young talent, the BBC invites eight artists onto the scheme every autumn, for two years. Their recordings form a pivotal part of BBC Radio Three's broadcasting, from both live performances and studio recordings.





> September 2009
UK representation with Intermusica

In September 2009 Henk Neven signed with Intermusica, one of the leading international agencies in the field of classical music.
Intermusica will represent Henk Neven in the UK.






> January 2009

Henk Neven awarded Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship

The Borletti-Buitoni Trust was established in April 2002 to help young concert artists, in as flexible and innovative ways as possible, to develop and sustain burgeoning international careers.
Working in partnership with managers, concert promotors, broadcasters, publishers and recording companies the Trust aims to nurture selected musicians by encouraging their musical growth and providing an extended platform of opportunities which will help them gain greater public recognition.