‘Sensitive
and profound’
– reviews –
De Groene Amsterdammer, februari 2019

”One feels a connection with the artistic attitude of Arthur Rubinstein [..] disarming patience [..] His Chopin has the relaxed, serious substance of an insider”

ResMusica, februari 2018

”Listening to the interpretations of Camiel Boomsma, a 27-year-old Dutch musician, one has the impression of being faced with accomplished piano art and remarkable maturity”

”The Nocturnes are of Apollonian beauty and reveal the dreamy and meditative nature of the artist who carefully varies and refines the colors and moods, while avoiding all nonsense or nonchalance”

Pianowereld/Muze, december 2017

”There is more than one musical truth. But there is only one musical essence. to posit a truth takes conviction, to ‘release’ the essence takes patience and insight. Camiel Boomsma possesses a rare gift for this”

Klassieke Zaken Magazine, november 2017

…”What strikes is the timing of the rubato, when the pianist plays a subtle game with the forcing mesure of the metre. This CD is one of the Musical Surprises of the year…”

Luister Magazine, december 2017

” Every harmonic turn, subtle or completely unexpected, is emphasized by Boomsma in a completely natural way [..] the music comes to life through these color changes”

Pizzicato, 20-11-2017

”Very reflective and poetic performances which dig deep into the soul both of Chopin and Schubert and move the listener deeply”

De Volkskrant, 20-10-2017

”with Boomsma the notes flow philosophically […] Boomsma has got velvet attached to his fingers. […] the Dutchman speaks of acquiescence and death.”[…] Click here for the full review in Dutch.

Elger Niels, recital review, PianoWereld/Muze magazine

Boomsma brought the music to it’s origin”. So self evident yet so mysterious…”

Pianonews magazine july/august issue, 2016

”Boomsma knows how to express the melodic, the virtuosic, and the orchestral in Wagners music. The whole range of expression that is so typical to Wagners music comes to light”

Pianist magazine 8-09-2016

”Boomsma plays with enormous concentration and really puls us into the music. I am convinced!…”

Luister magazine 13-7-2016

”The mystical spheres and elegiac tone paintings are elaborated with a high degree of transparency”

NRC Handelsblad 31-5-2016

”[…]”Wagner on the piano is thoughtful” [..]” The musical lines are very clear [..]”Boomsma shows that these transcriptions have a value of their own”

Trouw 6-5-2016

”[…]Very intriguing and very beautiful [..]” [..]”Boomsma plays with great empathy”[..]

De Volkskrant 27-4-2016

”[…]Boomsma makes the music swarm and sing mildly[..]Impressive, the way the CD is concluded..A fever vision on Wagner’s deathbed[..]”

Klassieke zaken 25-3-2016

”[…]What Boomsma does is profound and mature” [..] In one word: beautiful”

Péché de Classique 09-2015:

”No pathos, simply extraordinary, magnificent virtuosity by the young Dutch pianist Camiel Boomsma. This disc is a pure masterpiece”

Neuss-Grevenbroicher Zeitung, 06-2015

”Now comes the young Dutch pianist with a smashing album. [..] Sometimes it seems as if he has 15 fingers”

BBC music Magazine, 07-2015:

”This young Dutch pianist plays, very beautifully, 6 versions [..] which honor the majesty of the operas” (5/5 stars)

Diapason d’or, 07-2015:

”Esprit et puissance imprègnent Parsifal. Impressionnantes ou subtilement présentes…] (4/5 stars)

Andrea Bedetti, cdclassico.com, Italy 03-2014:

‘Truly remarkable is the interpretation of the young Dutch pianist Camiel Boomsma, able to highlight a great stylistic maturity.’

René, Seghers, Luister magazine, 1-06-2014:

‘’Boomsma emphasizes the purity en profundity of this music, which is suddenly much closer related to Mozart and Beethoven. A penetrating recital’’

‘Wagner transcriptions performed by a young keyboard wizard’, Constantine P. Carambelas-Sgourdas – Critics’ Point online music magazine, Greece, 7-08-2014:

‘’ It was not only the chosen repertoire that touched us deeply  but above all, the very special readings[…]He approaches the music with great feeling, deep poetic insight and certainly, very good taste […] Summing up, Boomsma is a true artist with excellent technique. He knows how to illuminate the inner sanctum of the music he performs in a way that delights the listener”

Henri Dost, Platomania.eu, 15-01-2014:

[…] ‘With this Wagner album he proofs he is a huge talent’

Biella Luttmer, De Volkskrant, 15-01-2014:

‘’ in the Liebestod, he skillfully translates the veiled shivers to piano sounds and he can deal very well with the enduring lyric in ‘O du mein Holder Abendstern’ in which he draws the mood from the very first note’’ (4/5 stars)

Dutch Liszt society, may 2012:

‘[He] made Gretchens spinningwheel snore in a subtle [and] transparent way. [..] The youthful pianist concluded his recital with a charming and dramatic Isoldes Liebestod. [..]. A wonderful performance!’

‘Boomsma emphasizes the purity en profundity of this music, which is suddenly much closer related to Mozart and Beethoven. A penetrating recital’Luister Magazine, CD ‘Wagner Transcriptions’

Reformatorisch Dagblad 7-05-2014:

‘He posseses a strong developed feeling for colour of sound, besides a substantial dose of technic. A worthy, well recorded debut’.

‘Camiel Boomsma plays Wagner’, Tjako Fennema, OpusKlassiek:

[…] ‘’An irresistible CD. Camiel Boomsma is averse of the terrifying thunder in Wagner’s music”

Haarlems dagblad, march 2009:

‘[…] As soon as Camiel commences Franz Liszt’s ‘Waldesrauschen’ it is as if one can [hear] the subtle sound of waving trees.’

Henri Dost, Platomania.eu, 15-01-2014:

[…] ‘With this Wagner album he proofs he is a huge talent’

‘A very daring debut CD by Camiel Boomsma without virtuosic thunder but highly musical and profound’Jan Brokken, writer

Jan Brokken, writer:

‘Youri Egorov wasn’t very fond of Liszt. he considered the composer insincere, not honest. Camiel Boomsma’s CD contains two Wagner transcriptions by Franz Liszt. Tannhauser: Recitativ und Romance en Tristan und Isolde: Isoldes Liebestod. It seems as if Camiel discretely wants to contradict Youri: Both transcriptions are free of false effects and are remarkably pure. That is maybe also because of Boomsma’s restrained and subtle playing. One can make Wagner thunder, also in transcriptions, but Boomsma does not do this. The CD also contains a transcription by Zoltan Kocsis, Tristan und Ioslde Einleitung: Impressive. A funny coincidence is that Zoltan Kocsis regularly visited Egorov residence at the Brouwersgracht in Amsterdam. A very daring debut CD by Camiel Boomsma without virtuosic thunder but highly musical and profound – entirely in the style of Egorov’

‘Ed Spanjaard, conductor:

‘Boomsma aims for the magic and the grandeur of Wagner’s music which has been translated to the piano’