Isabelle van Keulen

Biography

Born: December 16, 1966; Mijdrecht  
Isabelle van Keulen is unusual among today's leading violinists both for her willingness to promote the works of many contemporary composers and in her choice to adopt the viola as a second instrument to display her virtuosic gifts. Her concert programs often feature works by the likes of Schnittke, Gubaidulina, Lutoslawski, Pettersson, Henkemans, and a spate of other, often less-prominent modern composers. Indeed, and she has premiered a number Read more of important compositions by them, including the 2006 Concerto for Violin and Clarinet "Noesis" by Erkki-Sven TŁŁr. That said, van Keulen's repertory also takes in many standards by Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Saint-SaŽns, and Vieuxtemps. But it includes lesser known fare by major composers as well, such as the violin concertos of Richard Strauss and Stravinsky, the viola concertos of Walton and Bartůk, and the Op. 39 quintet by Prokofiev. Van Keulen has concertized widely throughout her career and made numerous recordings for several labels, including Philips, Koch International, DG, BIS, Fidelio, CPO, and EMI.

Isabelle van Keulen was born in Mijdrecht, Holland, on December 16, 1966. She was a gifted child, giving her first concert at 10. She studied music at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, under Davina van Wely. Later teachers included Vladimir Spivakov, Boris Gutnikov, and SŠndor Vťgh. During her student years she won two important competitions: the Menuhin Competition in Folkestone, England (1983) and the 1984 Eurovision Young Musician of the Year Competition, held that year in Geneva, Switzerland.

By 1990 she was recognized as one of Europe's leading young violinists. That year she began regularly appearing in concert as a violist. Her branching out continued: she founded the Isos Quartet in 1995 (for which she performs as first violinist), and in 1996 she founded the Holland-based Delft International Music Festival, which she served as director until 2006.

While her successes in the recording studio include such brilliant early efforts as her 1991 Philips CD of the Mozart Violin Concertos No. 3 and No. 5, her later forays often involved riskier fare altogether, like the 2007 CPO CD of the nearly hour-long Violin Concerto by Allan Pettersson. Van Keulen has also devoted time to teaching and serving on the faculty of the Basle Music Academy and the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. Her 2007-2008 concert schedule included a typically imaginative and daring mixture of works by Berg, Brahms, Mozart, Lutoslawski, Schnittke, and a host of others. Read less
Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Piano and Violin / Van Keulen, Minaar
Release Date: 01/13/2015   Label: Challenge  
Catalog: 72650   Number of Discs: 4
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Biography

Born: December 16, 1966; Mijdrecht  
Isabelle van Keulen is unusual among today's leading violinists both for her willingness to promote the works of many contemporary composers and in her choice to adopt the viola as a second instrument to display her virtuosic gifts. Her concert programs often feature works by the likes of Schnittke, Gubaidulina, Lutoslawski, Pettersson, Henkemans, and a spate of other, often less-prominent modern composers. Indeed, and she has premiered a number Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
1.
2.
3. "Time and the bell have buried the day"
4.
5. "The chill ascends from feet to knees"
6.
7. "Sin is Behovely, but"
I. Allegro molto
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro molto appassionato
II. Andante
III. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivance
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro molto
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Introduction et Marche royale du Lion
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Poules et Coqs
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Hťmiones (Animaux vťloces)
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Tortues
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - L'Elťphant
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Kangourous
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Aquarium
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Personnages ŗ longues oreilles
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Le coucou au fond des bois
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - VoliŤres
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Pianistes
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Fossiles
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Le Cygne
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Finale
Mozart: Sonata For Piano And Violin In F, K.547 "FŁr Anfšnger" - 1. Andantino cantabile
Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin in F, K.547 "fŁr Anfšnger" - 2. Allegro
Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin in F, K.547 "fŁr Anfšnger" - 3. Tema (Andante) con variazioni
Mozart: Andante and allegretto for Piano and Violin in C, K.404 - 1. Andante
Mozart: Andante and allegretto for Piano and Violin in C, K.404 - 2. Allegretto
Mozart: Andante in A and Fugue in A minor, K.402 (compl. M. Stadler) - 1. Andante, ma un poco adagio
Mozart: Andante in A and Fugue in A minor, K.402 (compl. M. Stadler) - 2. Fuga. Allegro moderato
Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin in C, K.403 - compl. M. Stadler - 1. Allegro moderato
Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin in C, K.403 (Compl. by M. Stadler) - 2. Andante
Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin in C, K.403 (Compl. by M. Stadler) - 3. Allegretto
Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin in C, K.46d - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin in C, K.46d - 2. Menuet I-II
Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin in F, K.46e - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin in F, K.46e - 2. Menuet I-II
Schubert: Octet in F, D.803 - 1. Adagio - Allegro
Schubert: Octet in F, D.803 - 2. Adagio
Schubert: Octet in F, D.803 - 3. Allegro vivace
Schubert: Octet in F, D.803 - 4. Thema. Andante - Var. I - VII
Schubert: Octet in F, D.803 - 5. Menuetto
Schubert: Octet in F, D.803 - 6. Andante molto - Allegro
Gubaidulina: Hommage Š T.S. Eliot (1987) - For Octet And Soprano - 1.
Gubaidulina: Hommage Š T.S. Eliot (1987) - For Octet And Soprano - 2.
Gubaidulina: Hommage Š T.S. Eliot (1987) - For Octet And Soprano - 3. "Time and the bell have buried the day"
Gubaidulina: Hommage Š T.S. Eliot (1987) - For Octet And Soprano - 4.
Gubaidulina: Hommage Š T.S. Eliot (1987) - For Octet And Soprano - 5. "The chill ascends from feet to knees"
Gubaidulina: Hommage Š T.S. Eliot (1987) - For Octet And Soprano - 6.
Gubaidulina: Hommage Š T.S. Eliot (1987) - For Octet And Soprano - 7. "Sin is Behovely, but"
I. Allegro molto
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro con fuoco
II. Andante
III. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro molto
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Introduction et Marche royale du Lion
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Poules et Coqs
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Hťmiones (Animaux vťloces)
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Tortues
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - L'Elťphant
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Kangourous
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Aquarium
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Personnages ŗ longues oreilles
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Le coucou au fond des bois
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - VoliŤres
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Pianistes
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Fossiles
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Le Cygne
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Finale
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Introduction et Marche royale du Lion
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Poules et Coqs
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Hťmiones (Animaux vťloces)
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Tortues
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - L'Elťphant
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Kangourous
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Aquarium
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Personnages ŗ longues oreilles
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Le coucou au fond des bois
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - VoliŤres
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Pianistes
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Fossiles
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Le Cygne
Saint-SaŽns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Finale
Schubert: Octet in F, D.803 - 1. Adagio - Allegro
Schubert: Octet in F, D.803 - 2. Adagio
Schubert: Octet in F, D.803 - 3. Allegro vivace
Schubert: Octet in F, D.803 - 4. Thema. Andante - Var. I - VII
Schubert: Octet in F, D.803 - 5. Menuetto
Schubert: Octet in F, D.803 - 6. Andante molto - Allegro


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