The Heroic Emperor of Music - Concert


Theater aan het Vrijthof (Vrijthof 47, Maastricht)


Miquel Rodrigo & Symphonic Orchestra of Conservatorium Maastricht playing Beethoven

The Symphonic Orchestra of Conservatorium Maastricht consists of an international, multicultural group of talented students from all over the world. Students are supported by their teachers, among whom are successful (executive) musicians of international renown. Experience the music, the talent and enjoy the concert! 

The pianoconcerto is composed in the ‘heroic tone’ of E major. This enlightening tonality gives a clear view of triumph in Beethoven. Symphony nr. 3 is known as ‘Heroic’. According to many, this is the best symphony in the world. For Miquel Rodrigo it shows that heroics are none other than man's ability to fight, conquer complicated situations and press on.

Conductor Miquel Rodrigo
Miquel Rodrigo received his bachelor's and master's degree in orchestra conducting at the Conservatorium Maastricht. He started his career and became internationally renowned after winning the famous 'Golden Baton' award from the WMC in Kerkrade in 1993. Afterwards he was crowned in various international ochestra competitions.

In 1995 German and Dutch critics praised his brilliant debut with the 'Limburg Symfonie Orkest' and the 'German Chamber Orchestra' in Frankfurt. In 1997 he was named head of the ‘Sinfonietta’ in Geleen and in 1998 he became resident-conductor of the 'Noord-Hollands Philharmonisch Orkest’ in Haarlem, an orchestra connected to the ‘Koninklijk Nationaal Ballet (Royal National Ballet)'. The press named him 'Young Conductor of the Year'. He built a repertoire of symphonies, ballet, opera, operette and film music. With this repertoire he conducted in countries such as Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic and Spain. 

Soloist Daniel Vissers
Daniël Vissers (1998) started his piano studies at the young talent class of the conservatory of Maastricht with Katia Veekmans in 2011. In 2020 he received his bachelor’s degree cum laude with Joop Celis. At this moment he is pursuing a master’s degree in classical piano performance under the supervision of Joop Celis and Igor Roma. Daniël is also pursuing a master’s degree in private law at the University of Maastricht, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Dutch law cum laude in 2021.
Daniël Participated in various competitions. In 2018 he won the first prize at the 'International V. Novak Competition' in the Czech Republic. In 2018 he also won the Tivolifondsdeskundigenprijs at the ‘Vriendencultuurprijs’ in Tilburg. In 2019 he was finalist of the Music Awards Maastricht. In 2021 he played, inter alia, live on Radio 4 and in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven.
He participated in masterclasses of, among others, Alan Weiss, Jeroen Riemsdijk, Enrique Bagaria, Anastasia Safonova, Barbare Szczepanska, Jan Boguslaw Strobel, Georg Friedrich Schenck, Frank Peters, Geoffrey Madge, Lev Vinocour and Enrico Pace.

Daniël Vissers (soloist): ''What an exceptional chance to play Beethoven's majestic 5th piano concerto with an orchestra. I'm looking forward to it!''


L.v. Beethoven 1770-1827
Piano Concerto nr 5 (Emperor) in E♭ major, Op. 73. (38’) Composed in 1809
 I  Allegro in E♭ major
 II Adagio un poco mosso in B major
 III Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo in E♭ major

Soloist Daniel Vissers

L.v. Beethoven 1770-1827
Symphony nr3 op.55 (Eroica) in E♭ major, Op. 55.  (47’) Composed between 1802 & 1804
  I Allegro con brio in E♭ major (12–18 min.)
  II Marcia funebre: Adagio assai in C minor (14–18 min.)
  III Scherzo: Allegro vivace in E♭ major (5–6 min.)
  IV Finale: Allegro molto in E♭ major (10–14 min.)

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