This edition:

The young cellist Lidy Blijdorp is known for her storytelling power. At the Amsterdam Cello Biennale, she was praised for her 'staggering musicality' (NRC) and in Paris, she obtained her master's degree with the highest distinction. She received no fewer than two Edisons for her album Journeyers.

Joost Oomen has performed as a poet from Pisa to Paris and from Lowlands to Crossing Border. De Volkskrant named him one of the three literary talents for 2020. His novel Het Perenlied was published in 2021. Last season he reached the final of De Slimste Mens.

Trumpet and drums is an unusual line-up, but the visual interplay of Alistair Payne and Sun-Mi Hong makes it sound like a natural combination. The quarantine time has given this duo new impulses. The debut album IN:人 is the fruit of their work.

The program opens with a solo performance by percussionist Yung-Tuan Ku and there are interludes by Ernst Glerum on piano.