Percussionist Niek KleinJan has announced he will be compiling a Percussionist Canon over the years ahead. From Sunday 18 through Saturday 24 August during this year’s Grachtenfestival he’ll be offering a sampling of this musical canon on the pontoon in front of the Festival Centre at Het Compagnietheater on Kloveniersburgwal. He will also be the house musician on the festival’s daily radio talk show, EarBites, broadcast live on Radio 4.
Niek KleinJan is regarded as a highly talented percussionist and previously took part in the final round of the Grachtenfestival Conservatorium Concours (2011). Recently, the jury of the Dutch Classical Talent Award called him ‘the best percussionist we have ever heard’.