Vincent - accordeon

Vincent van Amsterdam (1989) is a big promoter of his instrument, the classical accordion and graduated Cum Laude both his Bachelor (2012) as well as his Master of Music (2014) at the Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Tilburg. The repertoire of Vincent includes a wide variety of composers from Scarlatti, Bach and Franck to Gubaidulina, Nordheim, Schmidt and Kusjakov.

Vincent started his accordion study with his father, Evert van Amsterdam. In his Bachelor his teachers were Ronald van Overbruggen and Gerie Daanen. In his Masters he received lessons from Prof. S. Hussong (D). In the autumn of 2013 Vincent also studied for one semester at the Gnessin Academy of Music in Moskow with Prof. Viacheslav Semionov. Over the years Vincent has taken several masterclasses with internationally renowned accordionists such as F. Lips, M. Dekkers, C. Jacomucci, Y. Shiskin and M. Vayrynen.

Vincent is prize winner of numerous (inter)national competitions. In 2007 he won the first prize at the Princess Christina Competition, and besides that he won different national accordion competitions (2008&2009). In 2010 he was prizewinner of the International Young Musicians Competition in Milan and  4th place winner on the Coupe Mondiale, and he won the judges prize at the Dutch Conservatory Competition (2014).

Vincent also performs in chamber music settings. Since 2004 he has taken part in the “Van Amsterdam Duo” with his sister Jeanine van Amsterdam (violin). This Duo has won multiple (inter)national prizes, such as the third prize in Coupe Mondiale Croatia (2010) and they won first prize at the prestigious international Akkordeonwettbewerb in Klingenthal (2012). Over the last years Vincent has played in numerous concert halls in the Netherlands as well as in foreign countries, also in chamber music settings.

Vincent recorded two CD's: “A Flight Beyond the Time” in 2011, with duo repertoire and also solo pieces. Vincent’s first solo CD was presented in 2014: “Classical Accordion”, with compositions from Sweelinck to Gubaidulina.