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Due to the continuation of the corona measures Diligentia is closed.
So our concerts are not possible.

Normally we give information about the next concert on this page. Life is going back to normal.
Season 2020/21:

  • The concert of the Corneille quartet had been postponed to March 30th 2021.
    But also that will not be possible now. The new date is MONDAY May 31th.
    And even this date is not possible. We will try to reschedule this concert in November 2011 or possibly February 2022.
  • Calidore String Quartet (March 16th 2021) Cancelled. The quartet will not travel this year. But the new date is WEDNESDAY May 18th 2022.
The good news is that the program for the 2021/22 season is ready. See here .
We trust that better times will come.
If you have not received the brochure, please send an email to info@stichtingkamermuziekdenhaag.nl


20.15 p/m.

VAN BAERLE TRIO (Netherlands)

Hannes Minnaar Piano
Maria Milstein Violin
Gideon den Herder Cello


Haydn Trio in E-flat major (Hoboken XV:30)
Verbey Trio for violin, cello en piano
Schubert Trio in E-flat major D.929

The Van Baerle Trio was founded in 2004 by pianist Hannes Minnaar, violinist Maria Milstein and cellist Gideon den Herder. The trio takes its name from the street where it all started: Van Baerle Street, Amsterdam. The three musicians met there whilst studying at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, a stone‘s throw from the Concertgebouw, which they now consider their musical home.
The Van Baerle Trio was formed under the guidance of Dmitri Ferschtman and received lessons from Ferenc Rados and Claus-Christian Schuster, among others. Their encounter with Menahem Pressler in 2008 was a huge inspiration to the three musicians, who subsequently played for him on several occasions.
After winning the 2011 Vriendenkrans Competition in the Concertgebouw and performing there on numerous occasions since, the Van Baerle Trio was promoted by the Concertgebouw as ECHO Rising Stars 2013/14, a tour which took the trio to major venues across Europe, including Vienna‘s Musikverein, the London Barbican, Cité de la Musique in Paris, L‘Auditori in Barcelona and the Philharmonie in Cologne. The Van Baerle Trio had already established its international reputation, after being awarded top prizes at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich in 2013 and the Lyon International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, as well as receiving the audience prize at both contests, and winning the Kersjes Prize in 2012, the highest chamber music award in the Netherlands.
The Van Baerle Trio’s highly praised discography has featured a debut CD of works by Saint-Saëns, Loevendie and Ravel, which received an Edison Award in 2013. This was followed by an album dedicated to Mendelssohn’s piano trios, including the world premiere recording of the early version of his Piano Trio in D minor. Most recently the trio has recorded all the Beethoven piano trios, with the final disc, the Triple Concerto with the Residentie Orkest The Hague under the baton of Jan Willem de Vriend, released in Spring 2020.
Maria Milstein plays a violin by Michel Angelo Bergonzi and Gideon den Herder plays a cello by Giuseppe dall‘Aglio, both kindly on loan from the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation.
Eager to share their experience with the next generation of musicians, members of the trio have been teaching at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam since 2014.