Accordion “Vincent van Amsterdam”

by Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Residence of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

By invitation only. RSVP required.

About the Event

23-26 April 2018


One would not expect an accordion to sound so beautiful, let alone with a violin. Vincent van Amsterdam encounters with a Hong Kong New Generation Arts (HKNGA) prize winning violinist. This East meets West encounter is surely something you do not want to miss!


Edvard Grieg (1843 – 1907): Holberg Suite (1884)
- Praeludium
- Air
- Rigaudon

Willem Boogman (1955): Genieting V

Daan Mannneke (1939): Tombeau pour Ton de Leeuw

Peter Iljitsj Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893): Sérénade Melancolique Op.26


Wladyslaw Solotarjow (1942 – 1975): Sonate No.3 (1972)
- IV. Allegro vivace con anima



Sofia Gubaidulina (1932): De Profundis


Enrique Granados (1867 – 1916): Danza Española Op.5
- 2. Oriental


Isaac Albéniz (1860 – 1909): Cantos de España, Op.232
- 1. Asturias


Bogdan Precz (1960 – 1996): Preambolo e Toccata (1990)


Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943) : Vocalise


Pablo de Sarasate (1844 – 1908) : Introduction & Tarantelle


** Chambermusic violin – accordion




M.Moszkowski (1854 – 1925): Etincelles


P.I. Tchaikovsky: Valse Scherzo

About the Performers

Vincent van Amsterdam

Vincent started his accordion studies with his father, accordion player and teacher Evert van Amsterdam. During his studies, he was taught by many world renowned accordion players, including Stefan Hussong (DE), Wjatscheslaw Semionow (RU), Mika Väyrynen (FI) and Friedrich Lips (RU). He completed both his Bachelor's and his Master's degree cum laude at the Fontys Academy for Fine Arts Tilburg (NL).

Aside from performing as a soloist, Vincent regularly performs with the Van Amsterdam Duo, which he forms with his sister, violinist Jeanine van Amsterdam.

Annis Ma

Annis Ma is the top prize winner of HKGNA Music Competition 2016 and a Hong Kong Young Music Maker 2017 from the Radio Television Hong Kong. Annis started learning music at the H.K. Academy for Performing Arts at 6. She was the first prize winner of Senior Solo at 11, prize winner of Open Class/Scholarship for Stringed Instruments of the HKSMSA, Champion of Open Class of Bauhinia String Competition. Since the age of 13, Annis has received full scholarship from Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) to join its 25th & 26th concert tours as the youngest musician by waiving the minimum age requirement at the discretion of AYO. Annis is currently the Principal Violist in the symphony orchestras of Diocesan Girls’ School, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Peace International Foundation.