Tickets for the upcoming Stiftfestival in the Netherlands go on sale to the general public today, Monday 6th July.
Artistic Director Daniel Rowland and the rest of the festival organisers are thrilled that they are able to run a ‘limited edition’ of their annual festival, with over 20 concerts and a hugely exciting list of artists, despite all of the hurdles!
Daniel Rowland looks forward to releasing a new disc in the autumn, featuring, amongst other landmark works by the composer, Pēteris Vasks’s second violin concerto ‘Lonely Angel’.
Daniel Rowland - 'Lonely Angel' - Peteris Vasks
Here's a little mini-teaser of a recording very close to my heart: Peteris Vasks 'Lonely angel', recorded live last August in the beautiful Sint-Plechelmusbasiliek in Oldenzaal (The Netherlands), with the Stift Festival Orchestra, full of amazing musicians and friends. Peteris Vasks was with us for the rehearsals and the concert and the experience was inspirational & unforgettable ✨ The full album will be released in September 2020, on one and only Challenge Records International🙏🤗#Peterisvasks #DistantlightPosted by Daniel Rowland - violin on Friday, 12 June 2020
In this trailer for his new disc to be released in September 2020, Daniel Rowland performs Pēteris Vasks's violin concerto 'Lonely Angel' in the presence of the composer, recorded live at the Stiftfestival 2019. Daniel Rowland (violin) Stift Festival Orchestra
Daniel Rowland and the Stiftfestival management team have just announced that tickets will soon go on sale for their upcoming Limited Edition of the Summerfestival 2020. It will run from 23rd to 29th August, and will take account of the current guidance in the Netherlands in relation to COVID-19: events will have a maximum audience of 100 people, maintaining a 1.5-metre distance at all times. The themes of this edition, based on Beethoven’s life, are Isolation, Revolution, Freedom, Brotherhood, Nature and Love, which the organisers note now feel more important and relevant than ever.
Daniel Rowland and Anna Fedorova perform César Franck's Violin Sonata, live-streamed on 15 April 2020 as part of the Studio 150 Bethlehemkerk Livestream Concerts.
Daniel Rowland performs Pēteris Vasks's violin concerto 'Distant Light' live at the Stiftfestival 2016. Daniel Rowland (violin) Stift Festival Orchestra Hugo Ticciati (leader)
Daniel Rowland (violin) and Irina Botan (piano) perform the second movement from Richard Strauss's Violin Sonata live at the Stiftfestival 2014.
Daniel Rowland (violin) and Nikita Naumov (double bass) perform Three Tangos by Astor Piazzolla.
Daniel Rowland plays the first movement from George Enescu's 'Impressions d'Enfance' live on Dutch TV programme Podium Witteman, performing for his former teacher, Israeli violinist Ivry Gitlis.