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LUDWIG & Vincent van Amsterdam

Wim Henderickx, Maxim Shalygin, Benjamin Windelinckx

The many sketches Wim Henderickx left on his desk after his sudden death included largely finished plans for a concerto for accordion and strings. The work has now been completed by Diederik Glorieux, Henderickx’s musical right-hand man for two decades, and will have its posthumous world premiere at Transit. You’ll also hear other works by Henderickx, Ukrainian composer Maxim Shalygin and a premiere by the young Flemish composer Benjamin Windelinckx. LUDWIG, the Dutch orchestra of Grammy award-winning fame through their work with Barbara Hannigan, teams up with accordeon virtuoso Vincent van Amsterdam. This promises to be a most exciting combination.

Sat 19 Oct · 20:30


Henderickx: premiere

Shalygin: Angel

Windelinckx: premiere (commissioned by Transit)

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LUDWIG was founded in 2012 by six Dutch orchestral musicians. LUDWIG’s programming is as thoroughly thought out as it is adventurous. They wanted a collective that would stand out not only artistically, but also in scope and flexibility. LUDWIG effortlessly brings together composers from different time periods, styles, and backgrounds. The musicians experiment with different forms of presentation and collaborate with makers in other disciplines in order to change the way people experience a concert, and have staged a number of legendary appearances with leading soloists.

Vincent van Amsterdam

Vincent van Amsterdam

With Dutch accordionist Vincent van Amsterdam, virtuosity serves expression, in small and large gestures. His active role as a promoter of his instrument has many facets. He constantly explores the fascinating possibilities of the relatively young instrument. In personal contact with composers and through commissions, van Amsterdam regularly adds new compositions to the repertoire.


Wim Henderickx

Wim Henderickx

Wim Henderickx (1962-2022) was a Belgian/Flemish composer. Many of his works were influenced by oriental music and philosophy. He composed for opera, music theatre, orchestra, choir, windband and chamber music. Electronics were often an important feature in his music. Henderickx was professor of composition at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp and at the Conservatoire in Amsterdam.

Maxim Shalygin

Maxim Shalygin

Maxim Shalygin is a Ukrainian-Dutch composer and conductor. He has composed works in various genres: chamber music, vocal music, symphonic music, electroacoustic music, as well as music for theatre, ballet and film. His compositions combine a wide range of techniques with psychological insight and spirituality. Since 2016 Shalygin has been a founder and artistic member of the Shapeshift Ensemble (NL).

Benjamin Windelinckx

Benjamin Windelinckx

Benjamin Windelinckx (°1999) studied accordion, classical singing and music theory at the Music School of Ostend, before studying composition at the Conservatory of Ghent with Daan Janssens, where he graduated in 2022. After this, he began studying musicology at KU Leuven. His music has already been performed by, among others, the Flemish Radio Choir, the Leuven University Choir, I SOLISTI, SOV Young and Koi Collective.

The Dutch orchestra LUDWIG teams up with accordeon virtuoso Vincent van Amsterdam. This promises to be a most exciting combination.


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LUDWIG & Vincent van Amsterdam Sat 19 Oct 2024 · 20:30
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