Rie Kimura (violin) & Pieter-Jan Belder (harpsichord & fortepiano)
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.
'This impressively comprehensive study of all CPE Bach’s work for keyboard and violin [...] is intelligently and elegantly conveyed by the distinguished Amsterdam-based players Rie Kimura, violin, and Pieter-Jan Belder, keyboards. Recommended.'
'[...] there is enough variation to keep one listening throughout, and the quality of the playing is never in doubt'