Episode 50: Paul Komen, Louis Kockelmann and Gitte BrugmanFirst aired: Wednesday, 25 November 2015 at 17.00 hours
In this episode Annette Timmer chats with Paul Komen on his collaboration with violin payer Emmy Verhey, with Louis Kockelmann about 'Het Groot Niet Te Vermijden' and with Gitte Brugman about 'World Press Photo 2015'.
Pianist Paul Komen from Groningen graduated cum laude from the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. He performs in the Netherlands but also abroad, both solo and as a duo with his wife Nata Tsvereli and has made several CD's. He received an Edison for one of these CD's in 1994. He's head teacher piano and teacher chambermusic at the Prins Claus Conservatory in Groningen and has been artistic leader of the Peter de Grote Festival since 2011. Emmy Verhey has been a regular guest on this chamber music festival. The violin player started her career in 1961 in Leeuwarden and is playing her goodbye tour right now, with piano played by Paul Komen. On November 27th she plays her last show in the North in the Martinikerk in Groningen.
Photographer Gitte Brugman is one of the four regular monthly guests. She graduated from the photo academy in Amsterdam in 2008. She spend her time being a documentaire photographer and a reporter at the Leeuwarder Courant. She visited World Press Photo 2015, a traveling exhibition that shows the most beautiful and stunning news photos of this year, it can be seen till December 13th at the Der Aa-kerk in Groningen. It exhibits pictures from 41 price winners from 17 different countries and 8 different disciplines. The images from the daily life are sometimes painful and other times tender. Next to that there's a side programm with multiple photo competitions, reading and an educational program fors schools.
Louis Kockelmann is singer, musician and actor. He plays a prominent part in the 'Het Groot Niet Te Vermijden', a fife headed theater party that started in 1985 as a theatral amusemnt band but came to be a concept. Sunday November 15th the biography '30 Jaar Het Groot Niet Te Vermijden', written by cabaratier Arie Vuyk, was presented in Rotterdam. Het Groot has started a new chapter with the show 'Shave Rattle and Roll'. The men don't avoid any instrument or genre and play for every kind of audience: November 27 in Theater De Muzeval in Emmen and in De Oosterpoort in Groningen in March.