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Rogier de Pijper, Flutist

is a musician. As a flutist, he focuses mainly on chamber music. In 2013 he recorded his first CD Undine together with pianist Hetty Sponselee. Rogier has founded the flute quartet Beau4. Until 2013, he was a teacher at the Conservatory of Tilburg. In 2014 he won the Culture Prize of his home town Halderberge. In 2011 Rogier has started the project Flute Colors. With this project he makes extended techniques for flute accessible for flute players, composers and listeners. Rogier studied music education at the conservatory of Rotterdam, flute (Bachelor) at the Conservatory of The Hague and flute (master) at the Conservatory of Tilburg. Rogier taught music at the Markland College (high school) in Oudenbosch and Zevenbergen. He wrote several musicals for this school.  He was also working as a conductor of various choirs for thirteen years.

"In the year of 2014, I performed an All-Russian..."

“Silence. There is a deafening silence right before I start. I’m trying to stress the silence by just waiting a little longer. In the meantime, I’m preparing myself for the piece. The audience is waiting and then there comes the sound of the first notes. I feel gratitude, hope, completeness and a little melancholy. It is an honor to share this music with the audience.

This is what it felt like the first time I performed the Musical Sketch by Iosif Andriasov during a concert. The audience was moved by the music.

A particular work that is special in its simplicity. When I realized that the piece is just build on long notes, it was only then that I understood I had to let the music do the work. The melody hardly needs guidance. Only nice long notes going in a certain direction. From time to time guided by the accompaniment.

It is inevitable that Iosif Andriasov would have been very proud of his talented son Arshak who passionately and lovingly is giving his father’s music the attention it deserves.”

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