Duo Belder Kimura
Amsterdam-based Duo Belder Kimura features established soloists and chamber musicians Rie Kimura (baroque violin) and Pieter-Jan Belder (harpsichord and fortepiano). The pair first collaborated on a recording of Jacques Duphly's works for keyboard in 2014, while a successful tour of Japan firmly established their burgeoning partnership.
The Duo’s aim is to explore the great and vast repertoire for violin and keyboard of the eighteenth and early-nineteenth century. Both Rie and Pieter-Jan strive for energetic and intense music-making by focusing on the rhetorical qualities of the music from this era equally as important in seventeenth century music as in the music of Mozart and Beethoven.
Future plans include recordings of violin sonatas by both Mozart and Johann Sebastian Bach and, among their regular concerts at home and abroad, a further tour of Japan.