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August 13th, Saturday 12:05 pm / the tower of the Main Town Hall

Around the world in 10 songs

Richard de Waardt  /The Netherlands/



Jacques Lannoy  (1931-2022)
Introduction et musette


Jhr. Jacob van Eyck (1590-1657)

Questa Dolce Sirena ze zbioru “Der Fluyten Lust-hof” 


Léo Delibes (1836 – 1891)
Sous le dôme épais


Joaquín Turina (1882-1949)
Garrotin z cyklu Homenaje a Tarrega


Leo Brouwer (*1939)
Un dia de noviembre


Ludovico Einaudi (*1955)
Questa Notte 


Üsküdar’a Gider Iken 


Ariel Ramirez (1921 – 2010)
Alfonsina y el mar 

Astor Piazzolla (1921 – 1992)
Adios Nonino, Oblivion


    (*1982) studied at the Royal Carillon School “Jef Denyn” in Mechelen, Belgium. He graduated in 2010 with Great Distinction. Richard won several prices on international carillon competitions and plays concerts all over the world. Since 2012 he is the city-carillonneur of Rotterdam where he plays the historic Hemony carillon (1660) of the St. Laurenschurch and the grand carillon (63 Petit & Fritsen bells) of city hall. Since 2019 Richard is also city-carillonneur of Tholen (Zeeland – The Netherlands) where he plays two very charming instruments. Besides his regular weekly recitals Richard is very active organizing carillon projects and concerts for young and old. Last year, with the help of the mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb and 50 children, Richard launched the Great Rotterdam Songbook: a collection of 170 songs. Rotterdam has +/- 170 nationalities. Richard collected a folksong or children’s song for every nationality. Since 2019 all the songs play on a daily basis on the carillons in the city. Besides his passion for the bells Richard spends his time on a more portable instrument: the accordeon. Together with his wife Dina he forms the musical quartet Kampa Kampa!. They play a contemporary mix of folk music, tango’s, jazz and chansons. As an arranger Richard works freelance for the Bell Foundry “Royal Eijsbouts” where he arranges songs for automatic chimes all over the world. Richard is also the founder of “Daar Zit Muziek In”. A musical company that focusses on music-education, workshops and concerts, on primary schools.