Introduced by the late Houston-based composer and pianist Robert Avalon, Anne Ku and Robert Bekkers met in Amsterdam in March 2001.
In March 2009, Anne began writing specifically about the duo, to share their reflections, feedback, and imprints with the world. The first blog on 24th March 2009 explains the raison d'etre:
I have long wanted to write the story of our duo: how it began, what it's like to rehearse together, why we do what we do, who we meet, and where we end up. As we begin another season of concertising, it's become ever necessary to use a blog engine like this one.
The drive from Utrecht to Amsterdam was uneventful until we arrived in the heart of the city where unexpected roadworks forced us to make a detour. [I should say that every concert experience is unique. There are always surprises. We're required by our concert organisers to arrive half an hour early. We always aim for a one hour slack because of traffic delays and our need to test the acoustics.] Luckily the detour was not extensive.
After parking in front of the building, we unloaded the car with our suit bag, guitar in case, microphone stand, and backpacks of our sheet music. We left the thermos flask of hot herbal tea and the box of Dutch cream puffs in the car for later.
Anne Ku, after a concert, checking her mobile phone, March 2009
The concert blog, launched in March 2009, is updated on a regular basis, containing behind-the-scenes stories of concerts of the Piano Guitar Duo of Anne Ku and Robert Bekkers, including candid photos, audio clips, video clips, conversations, reflections, feedback, and ideas on cultural economics and creative entrepreneurship.
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The first blog entry 24 March 2009
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Blog entries and related photos:
- Bennebroek, 2 April 2009
- Seville, 14 - 21 April 2009
- Madrid, 29 April - 2 May 2009
- La Coruña, Spain , 2 - 7 May 2009
- Amsterdam FCAP, 12 July 2009
- London, 1 - 8 August 2009
- Paris, 14 - 19 August 2009
- Netherlands: various places and topics
- Works of William, 19 August 2009
- Paleochora, Crete, 21-28 August 2009
- Monument House Concert Series in Utrecht, Netherlands
- Hoorn, Netherlands, 13 October 2009
- Venice, Florence, Rome, Italy 20 October - 7 November 2009
- Helsinki, Finland 14 - 17 November 2009
Blogs on practising, rehearsing, and getting there:
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