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Facebook mutilates videos of musicians

Complaint to Consumer and Market Authority Ten musicians have filed a complaint with the Consumer and Market Authority against Facebook. They accuse Facebook of mutilating music videos of them by muting their sound. ‘Partially muted due to copyright claim’ then…

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Martin Oei plays Liszt in Tivoli-Vredenburg Utrecht

On October 22, the Liszt Festival organized the piano winners festival in Tivoli Vredenburg. At the request of director Rob Hilberink, Martin Oei played the program ‘Worlds of Liszt’ twice, adapted for children. Besides two love songs and the ‘Wilde…

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A Touch of Paris

Martin Oei will tour with the program “A Touch of Paris” beginning in March 2024. He will bring to life the Paris of the early last century with piano compositions by Claude Debussy (1862-1918) and Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). The selected…

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Groene Noten (Green Notes)

Green Notes Pianist Martin Oei will soon be organizing Green Notes again: an inspiring program with music, a lecture on integral sustainable building and a visit to the example project Circular Upcycling in Amsterdam Southeast. This example project was extensively…

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Benefit concert Syria on June 24, 2023

On Saturday, June 24, I will give a benefit concert for Syria in my rehearsal space in Amsterdam-Zuidoost, because of the earthquake. A few months ago I organized it for the first time, de Ochtend (NPO Klassiek) interviewed me about…

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Volkskrant review of ‘World of Liszt’ CD

Last Friday, April 21, 2023, a review of my new CD ‘World of Liszt’ appeared in the Volkskrant. Guido van Oorschot writes among other things: “He plays on a grand piano by Érard, the 19th-century builder who had liszt as…

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Unique Erard in the Netherlands Today a large article in NRC about the special Erard grand piano that Frits Janmaat of Maison Erard is currently restoring. The grand piano on which the historic piano duel between Liszt and Thalberg took…

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Romance for tax inspectors

Romance for tax inspectorsJUNE 15, 2022 Being fined thousands of euros when you haven’t paid a penny short of taxes: that happened to pianist Martin Oei. He is organizing a series of romantic concerts to which he invites tax inspectors….

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Donation of Erard grand piano by Maison Erard

On Sunday, September 26, 2021, a very special grand piano and its restorer Frits Janmaat will be the center of attention during a special concert in the Zuiderkerk in Enkhuizen.Janmaat, whose workshop Maison Erard has been in Enkhuizen for several…

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In memoriam: Daniel Wayenberg 1929 – 2019

He is no more: my musical grandfather Daniel Wayenberg. He was 66 years older than me and we performed together for six years, from 2012 – 2018. He stayed with us when we had gigs or had to rehearse. With…

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