‘I Died for Beauty’

Esther Kuiper and Florent Mourier Final Dutch Classical Talent 16/17 On a poem by Emily Dickinson

I died for beauty, but was scarce Adjusted in the tomb, When one who died for truth was lain In an adjoining room. He questioned softly why I failed? “For beauty,” I replied. “And I for truth, — the two are one; We brethren are,” he said. And so, as kinsmen met a night, We talked between the rooms, Until the moss had reached our lips, And covered up our names.


Monodrama on the Biblical story of Cain and Abel (Gen: 4)

written on commission of ‘Biennale Kunst in de Heilige Driehoek’ 2017

Elisabeth Hetherington – soprano, Tijmen van Tol – piano, with thanks to Gunnar Gunnsteinson, René van Tol, Mary Dudro, Guus van der Hout


Upcoming concerts for my new Trumpet Concerto Lof der Zotheid by Floris Onstwedder and the Dutch Student Chamber Orchestra. Tickets available through the links below.

7 april – Sint Nicolaasga – Sint-Nicolaaskerk
8 april – Groningen – Kleine zaal Oosterpoort
9 april – ’s-Hertogenbosch – Jheronimus Bosch Art Center
10 april – Leiden – Herengrachtkerk
11 april – Utrecht – Geertekerk
12 april – Middelburg – Zeeuwse concertzaal
13 april – Antwerpen – Sint Augustinuskerk
14 april – Amsterdam – Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ




for solo violin, string quintet and piano
commissioned and performed by Liza Ferschtmann at the 2015 Delft Chamber music Festival, (07-08-15)