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BLACK PENCIL Blockflute / Panflute / Viola / Accordion / Percussion


BLACK PENCIL's latest CD album COME OUT, CAIONI, released by Dreyer Gaido Records (2021). Music from the 16th and 17th centuries (Hungarian and Romanian traditional  songs & dances, Monteverdi, Orlando di Lasso)


‘Mooie, eigenzinnige èn fijnzinnige interpretaties van stukken uit de eeuwenoude Caoini Codex’ VPRO 4 Vrije Geluiden

BLACK PENCIL Blockflute / Panflute / Viola / Accordion / Percussion


BLACK PENCIL's CD album La Volta, released by Visisonor Records (2018). Featuring compositions by John Dowland, Thomas Morley, William Byrd and new works by Klaas de Vries, Roderik De Man, David Dramm and Oene van Geel.


Fresh and virtuosic, original, historically informed early music arrangements and contemporary classical music specially written for the La Volta project. 

BLACK PENCIL Blockflute / Panflute / Viola / Accordion / Percussion


‘Composed meals’ is the key phrase for the Kaiseki project from BLACK PENCIL ensemble. Kaiseki draws inspiration from the particular features of the Japanese kaiseki cuisine and its culinary traditions: attention to detail, use of space, avoidance of repetitions, variation, symmetry and seasonal characteristics.

The music of this CD consists of works specially written for the Kaiseki concert tour, by varied composers such as Roderik de Man (1941), Arnoud Noordegraaf (1974) and Robert van Heumen (1969). It also features a range of Japanese composers, such as Ayuo (1955), arrangements of Japanese folk music, honkyoku (traditional pieces from the 13th century for shakuhachi, a Japanese bamboo flute), and the use of electronics. The CD also includes works of the previous Buffoni programme of Black Pencil, with compositions of Vanessa Lann and Florian Magnus Maier.

BLACK PENCIL Blockflute / Panflute / Viola / Accordion / Percussion


BLACK PENCIL's CD album BUFFONI draws its inspiration from  characteristics of the Commedia dell’arte and the versatility of the buffoni, a group of professional artists of the 16th century performing with an emphasis on visual humour, either as soloists or as part of a bigger ensemble in a dizzying variety of setups. Featuring works by Roderik de Man, Guus Janssen, Nico Huijbregts, Chiel Meijering, Georg Philipp Telemann, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi and Unico-Wilhelm van Wassenaer a.o.

DUO MARES Esra Pehlivanli (viola) / Marko Kassl (accordion)


The second album Richness of the Tones of DUO MARES has been released by the Turkish label Cagsav Muzik. The album includes new compositions of contemporary Turkish and Dutch composers, including the first composition for Viola, Accordion and Symhony Orchestra "Devil's Diary" by Selim Dogru (live recording from the world premiere).


Esra Pehlivanli (viola) / Anastasia Safonova (piano)


This recording of the Viola & Piano duo by Esra Pehlivanli and Anastasia Safonova includes one of the greatest sonatas written for this combination by Rebecca Clarke, Johannes Brahms and Paul Hindemith. The British woman composer Rebecca Clarke's life was an inspiration source for the title of this album. 

DUO MARES Esra Pehlivanli (viola) / Marko Kassl (accordion)


The unique sound of the combination viola and accordion is amazingly versatile and carries along surprising aural possibilities. The debut album VOLUME NUEVO  released by the German label CC ClassicClips.This world premiere recording includes a selection of the compositions dedicated to Duo MARES between 2006 and 2009.

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