Jean Beers

pianist + composer

from recent performance 

DUO TURBULENT FLOW 

with dancer Ingo Reulecke and Jean Beers

performing and moving to music by:

George Crumb, Luciano Berio, Ligeti, Jean Beers

and improvisations with piano, voice, tam-tam, salad bowl

with live electronics (live collaging of sound fragments)

Venue: Kino Lichtblick (Kastanienallee 77, Berlin)

Date: Friday, 7th June 2019

Doors open: 20:30

Show starts: 21:00

Set: ca. 22:00-22:45

"...Butterfly House. I loved the piece and I thought the performance first class! The title of the piece implies a programmatic suggestion, and the work delivers that in the most exceptional way. One is left to follow one's own thoughts, but within an overall parameter or idea. It is a total success! ... a splendid performance!!"

Jack Rozman, conductor – concert review

at UK premiere: Litsa Tunnah, violin; Jean Beers, piano; Hampstead, 23rd March 2018

"Her cycle for piano Bulgakov takes your breath away! Her piano playing was a splendid demonstration !"

Loll Weber – concert review

(Luxemburger Wort Newspaper)

" ... Jean Beers' sparkling rendition of the

b-minor Sonata: spirited and adventurous with classical elegance but full of biting, earthy harmonies. Very satisfying! Playing of enormous panache ... "

Giles du Boulay – concert review

"A highly impressive performance with admirable strength and assurance"

Bryce Morrisonpianist, music journalist

(Ravel, Left-Hand Concerto, London)

"The Piano Trio by Jean Beers has a real sense of dialogue and argument between the instruments, leading to a beautifully hushed ending."

Michael Hinson - concert review

" ... performance was a considerable success and held the attention throughout. There was an obvious rapport and this showed in the careful balance and shared vision of the work.

... exceptionally sensitive playing, which showed total commitment both to the work and to the singer."

Dr. Timothy Bowers, composer, musicologist

(Schubert Winterreise with baritone Emilien Hamel)

© 2019 Jean Beers London / Berlin © ICEFOREST  Photo credit: Annette Riedl, Berlin