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Trumpetist Wim Van Hasselt and pianist Vital Stahevitch play music by Rachmaninoff, Mahler and many more.

Marco Borggreve, Aksana Stahievitch


  • Vladimir Peskin (1908–1988): Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Allegro con fuoco
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943): Prelude ib G-sharp minor, Op. 32 No. 12
  • Toshio Hosokawa (1955–): Im Nebel
  • Napoleon Mateusz Tadeusz Orda (1807–1883): Polonaise in F minor
  • Koen Plaetinck (1978–): Penrose for trumpet and live electronics
  • Gustav Mahler (1860–1911): Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen
  • Gabriel Parès (1860–1934): Fantaisie Caprice


Wim Van Hasselt

Wim Van Hasselt is a Belgian musician based in Switzerland. He has been invited to perform as a soloist with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Sophia Philharmonic, and the Budapest Festival Orchestra among others, appearing at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Beethovenhalle Bonn, the Konzerthaus Berlin, and the Tokyo Opera City Hall.

For many years, he was a member of the trumpet section of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. He previously held the same position with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin and had orchestral internships at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the State Opera Stuttgart. As a guest, he performed with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.

Wim is an award-winning artist and is described as "an exceptionally fine player with all the equipment in his armoury to delight, surprise and challenge the listener at every turn." (Gramophone) He was recently awarded the prestigious "Edison Classic Award 2021" for "Imaginary Mirror" (Channel Classic Records), the debut album of his duo ART'uur. His recordings are characterized by versatility, and inquisitiveness and are notable for connecting tradition and modernity, including commissions of new compositions by Wim Henderickx, Florian Magnus Maier, Daniel Wohl, Jacob TV, Nicole Lizée, and Markus Stockhausen, among others.

As a professor of trumpet at the University of Music Freiburg, the Norwegian Academy of Music Oslo, and coach at the European Union Youth Orchestra, he enthusiastically transmits his passion for music to the next generation. Wim Van Hasselt is a Yamaha Artist.

Vital Stahievitch

Pianist Vital Stahievitch was born in 1980 in Minsk, Belarus. He graduated from the National Music College in 1999 and the Belarusian State Academy of Music in 2004 with Prof. Zoya Kacharskaya. He later studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory with Håkon Austbø and at the University of Amsterdam with Naum Grubert. Vital has won prizes at international and national competitions in Minsk, Vilnius, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Taranto, and Utrecht and has performed in most European countries andwell as in the USA, Mexico, Japan, Mexico, and Japan. Since 2010, Vital has been teaching at the Amsterdam Conservatory. Vital also has a wide and varied repertoire and often plays Mozart, Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff as well as Belarusian music of various epochs.

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Published: Jun 22, 2023 — Last updated: Sep 15, 2023