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Schonewille
discovers
Mendelssohn

In order to bring my first album to life, I have organised a crowdfunding! It is still possible to donate.

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Mendelssohn and I as pencil artists

While Mendelssohn is generally known as a composer and his music is celebrated all over the world, few people know about his history as a pencil artist. Since I have always been interested in Mendelssohn as a composer, this inspired me and I immediately wanted to learn how to draw as well. I traced his footsteps throughout Scotland and took, just like he did, my sketchbook with me. I went after every place where he decided to make a drawing and made my own version of them, each time at the exact same spot.
 

On the left: The Rumbling Bridge at Dunkeld, drawn by Mendelssohn.

On the right: The Rumbling Bridge at Dunkeld, drawn by myself.

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About me as a pianist

I studied as a classical pianist at the Maastricht Conservatory with Jeroen Riemsdijk and at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule in Düsseldorf with Paolo Giacometti.

I developed myself as a pianist looking for special stories that touch and surprise the audience, while also rediscovering forgotten composers such as N. Burgmüller, Voríšek, Wölfl and Fanny Mendelssohn.

The discovery of Felix Mendelssohn's drawing talent led me to my very first CD recording, which will take place at the end of June in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

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Reconstruction of Mendelssohn's face