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Biography

”Considered Holland’s most outstanding piano talent” – Schloss Elmau

He is praised by press and public for his remarkable maturity, his extraodinairy beautiful sound and unique touch.

Boomsma has performed at many major national and international venues and series including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the prestigous Schloss Elmau, the Meesterpianisten series in theater Heerlen, Teatro la Fenice in Venice, The Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, St John’s Smith square in London, and he performed live at television programmes such as VPRO’s ”Vrije Geluiden”.

”Quel toucher!’ – Artamag

He has collaborated succesfully with a number of renowned musicians among pianist Severin von Eckardstein with whom he performed duo recitals. As part of an extensive solo recital tour through China, he performed in 6 prestigious concert halls – Shanghai City Theater, Tanjin Grand theatre, Harbin concert hall, Nanjing Arts Center, Chongqing Concert hall and Chengdu Concert Hall. He has been invited to return in june 2020. Boomsma is also a regular guest at International festivals. In the summer of 2018 he will perform during the Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam and Musica Sacra in Maastricht. The Grachtenfestival also nominated him for the prestigious ”Grachtenfestival award 2018”.

”He can compete in depth with pianists such as Radu Lupu and Maria Joao Pires” – De Nieuwe Muze

Camiel Boomsma’s Wagner journey has been highly praised world wide. in 2013 he made a daring album debut  with unknown piano transcriptions and surprised press and public with his deep understanding for Wagner’s music. His recordings of Transcriptions and Porazzi for piano for Etcetera Records received many raving reviews in BBC Music magazine (5 stars), Diapason (4 stars), Trouw, NRC, De Volkskrant, Luister Magazine, Classica and many more.

”Einer sehr schön tempertierten pianistischen Diskretion”Neuss-Grevenbroicher Zeitung

For his latest album Musings he has been hailed for his highly poetical and imaginative playing and was compared with Lupu, Pires and Marc-André Hamelin. Leading dutch newspaper wrote: ”Boomsma’s fingers have a velvet touch”. Pizzicato gave the highest possible rating stating that ”these are incredible Chopin performances” and ”When Camiel Boomsma starts his CD with Nocturne Op.9 No.1, one is inmediately overwhelmed by his extremely fine and nuanced playing”. ResMusica was highly impressed and called him a ”the poet of the piano” – rewarding him with a recording of the month.

”Very beautiful playing” – BBC Music Magazine