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Music on the Herengracht

29 September 2016 until 25 December 2016

Every Sunday afternoon Museum Geelvinck presents an intimate chamber concert in the Cromhouthuis. Several musicians play a varied range of chamber music on the Erard piano dating from 1892 and previously owned by Romain d’Ansembourg.

The Geelvinck Salon has offered a stage for musical concerts on historical instruments from the 18th and early 19th century for the last 10 years. Suspended since its departure from the Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis, at the end of 2015, the Geelvinck Salon has now found a home in the Cromhouthuis. Every Sunday, the Grand Salon forms the stage for these extraordinary performances.

The concerts take place weekly on Sunday afternoons from 16.45 to 17.45. You can find the concert programme and ticket sales at www.geelvinck.nl (Dutch only). You can also combine a visit with a special high tea or luxurious aperitif in Café Cromhout.


The piano played during these concerts is the Erard piano dating from 1892 and previously owned by Romain d’Ansembourg. Romain d’Ansembourg (1946-2014) was a passionate photographer and an indefatigable promoter of playing historical pianos. His musical evenings were renowned, and he always enthusiastically encouraged young professional talent and promoted the maintenance of historical pianos and excellence in playing them. After his death his Erard grand piano was placed at the disposal of the Sweelinck Collection. In agreement with Willem Brons, they are used for musical concerts and educational purposes at conservatoire level.

Romain’s personal motto:
Chaque arbre doit croître selon sa nature sinon il dépérit - Each tree must grow according to its nature, if not, it fades away.