JAN WILLEM NELLEKE
Dutch pianist Jan Willem Nelleke’s exceptional qualities as a duo partner have been widely recognised. He has established partnerships with the flautist Philippa Davies, the cellist Karine Georgian, the mezzo-soprano Bettina Smith and the baritone Frans Huijts, and performs frequently with them throughout Europe. He has given many premières of new works, several of which have been dedicated to him.
A noted composer of songs and chamber music, he has also produced a large number of arrangements that have regularly found their way into the repertoire. Recent recordings include chamber music by Poulenc and Schubert’s Winterreise, as well as the Gershwin Piano Concerto, following a critically lauded performance at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. In addition to his performance schedule Jan Willem Nelleke is in great demand as a coach. He teaches at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and at the Franz Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien, Austria.