Eva: "At our chamber music festival we form temporary teams that push themselves to the limit in a very short period of time. As an artistic director I find it challenging to put international toptalents and personalities together in unexpecting combinations. This results in fireworks and that is exactly what I love to show: exciting concerts where musicians and the audience have an intense experience."
Humoresque concert 2014
with Hyung-ki Joo
In 2003, The Hague violinist Eva Stegeman took the initiative to found a new chamber music festival.During its first year, the festival started with just three concerts at the Duivenvoorde Castle in Voorschoten. During the following years the festival quickly developed into a five day event with multiple concerts at various prominent abd historic locations in and around the city of The Hague, such as the Nieuwe Kerk, the Peace Palace and the Lourdeskerk. The festival also meets its audience at less traditional venues such as living rooms, galeries, cafés, museums, salons and other surprising locations. Each year, artistic leader Eva Stegeman invites a group of internationally renowned musicians who gather in The Hague to rehearse, perform and inspire our audience. The carefully selected programme each year revolves around an artistic theme. The festival is known for its personal character, innovative programming and unique atmosphere.
Water Music 2015
Where there is water, there is life. A vast amount of composers have been inspired by water. In 2015 this was the source of inspiration for the Festival: a programme with obvious but also very sursprising interpretations of water. READ MORE
Workshop Music education 2012
During several editions of the festival Eva has organized small educational projects for primary and secundary schools. Central themes in these projects were experiencing music and passion for music.
Festival Themes throughout the years:
2016 - Spelen met Vuur (Playing with Fire)
2015 - Water Music
2014 - Goed getimed (Good timing)
2013 - Schatkamermuziek! (TreasureChamberMusic!)
2012 - Haagse Meesters (The Hague Masters)
2011 - Verbintenissen (Connections)
2010 - Expeditie Audio (Expedition Audio)
2009 - Trendsetters
2008 - Tijdreizen (Time Travelling)
2007 - Sprekende Klanken (Speaking Sounds)
2006 - Meesterlijk Kinderspel (Masterly Childsplay)
2005 - Musique de Chambre
2004 - Contrasten (Contrasts)
2003 - Bijzondere Bezettingen (Unique Instrumentations)