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A brief introduction to the concept of Sentence

  As Schönberg stated in his book on musical composition, a piece of music is organized some way or the other to make it intelligible or comprehensible.((Arnold Schönberg, Gerald Strang, and Leonard Stein. Fundamentals of Musical Composition (London: Faber and...

Schumann Piano Quartet in E-flat major

Schumann Piano Quartet in E-flat major

  Introduction   Robert Schumann (1810-1856) was known for having periods or even years in which he composed a certain genre of music. The year 1842 has become known as the chamber music year in which Schumann composed three string quartets op. 41, the piano...

Books by Schönberg and Ratz

Books by Schönberg and Ratz

Some remarks on two books and why you should read themSiem Huijsman History of Western Music Theory Conservatory of Amsterdam Professor: David Lodewyckx June 15, 2021As part of the course The History of Western Music Theory at the conservatory of Amsterdam, academic...

Musica Disciplina

Musica Disciplina

In the mid ninth century a monk of the monastry of St. Jean de Réôme wrote a manuscript in which he tried to apply ancient Greek music theory to the practise of Gregorian chant in his day. His name: Aurélien or Aurelianus; the name of the manuscript: Musica...

‘t Geinig Alternatief

‘t Geinig Alternatief

Kamermuziekfestival ‘t Geinig Alternatief van 26 juli tot en met 1 augustus 2020 in en rond Abcoude Als gevolg van de Corona crisis zijn er deze zomer veel muziek cursussen en festivals niet doorgegaan. Vele musici (professionals en amateurs) zien hierdoor hun...


About Siem Huijsman

Of Dutch origin, Siem has been playing the cello since the age of nine. He studied with Wieb Machula-de Rook, Tibor de Machula and Harro Ruijsenaars. Currently he is studying with Charles Watt.

After playing in a large variety of symphony orchestras, he now almost exclusively plays chamber music: string quartet, piano trio, trio with clarinet and piano and duo with piano. In addition to his chamber music activities, he regularly performs as a guest in various ensembles from wind ensembles to accompanying choirs.

After completing a successful career in IT, Siem has devoted himself since 2017 entirely to music. He now combines a study of musicology with his activities as a cellist.


A propos de Siem Huijsman

Originaire des Pays-Bas, Siem joue du violoncelle depuis l’âge de 9 ans. Il a étudié avec Wieb de Machula-de Rook, Tibor de Machula et Harro Ruijsenaars.  Actuellement, il étudie avec Charles Watt.

Avoir joué un large évantail du répertoire symphonique, le violoncelliste pratique essentiellement la musique de chambre: quatuor à cordes, trio avec piano, trio avec clarinette et duo avec piano. Parallèlement à ses activités de chambriste, il se produit régulièrement en tant qu’artiste invitée au sein de diverses formations orchestrales.

Après avoir terminé une belle carrière dans les hautes responsabilités de la municipalité d’Utrecht, le violoncelliste se consacre entièrement à la musique depuis 2017 et poursuit ses études de musicologie parallèlement à ses activités musicales.