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10 & 11 february The Black & White Keys Duo (piano, marimba)

31 March & 1 April Trio Rodin (piano, cello, violin)

5 & 6 May Olga Kotchenkova + (?) (cello + piano)

16 & 17 June Martin Oei (piano solo)

New beginnings

Wij hebben van vele muziekliefhebbers begrepen dat zij uitkijken naar de restart van Momentos de Musica na enkele jaren coronablokkade.

U heeft nu de keuze tussen de romantische sfeer en wat exclusieve huisconcerten in villa “El Nido” in Javea en/of de wat prijsgunstiger concerten in de kerk in Benidorm.

De muziek is hetzelfde evenals dat de muziek, conform de traditie van Momentos de Musica, door getalenteerde professionele musici wordt vertolkt.

We understand from many music lovers that they are looking forward to the restart of Momentos de Musica after several years of corona blockade.

You now have the choice between the romantic atmosphere and some exclusive house concerts in villa “El Nido” in Javea and/or the more affordable concerts in the church in Benidorm.

The music is the same, as is the fact that, in accordance with the tradition of Momentos de Musica, the music is performed by talented professional musicians’.

Villa “El Nido”

De concerten in villa “El Nido” Javea vinden plaats op zaterdagmiddag van 12-15 uur en 15-18 uur. Twee dezelfde concerten met steeds 2 keer ¾ uur muziek, inloop, pauze en een korte meet & greet zonder catering, wel met drankjes en enkele snacks.

De concerten worden in de patio / woonkamer van villa “El Nido” gehouden, bij mooi weer met de deuren open. Het maximaal aantal gasten is 25-30 per concert.

U dient op de gebruikelijke wijze te reserveren na ontvangst van de mailing over het aanstaande concert. Geen betalingen per bank, maar contant bij entree. Uw reservering wordt wel bevestigd, waarmee een betalingsverplichting ontstaat.

Villa “El Nido”

The concerts in villa “El Nido” Javea take place on Saturday afternoons from 12-3pm and 3-6pm. Two identical concerts with 2 times ¾ hours of music, walk-in, break and a short meet & greet without catering, but with drinks and some snacks.

The concerts are held in the patio / living room of villa “El Nido”, with the doors open in good weather. The maximum number of guests is 25-30 per concert.

You must book in the usual way after receiving the mailing about the upcoming concert. No payments by bank, but cash at the entrance. Your reservation will be confirmed, which creates a payment obligation.


De concerten in Benidorm met dezelfde musici en programma worden georganiseerd door Momentos de Musica in samenwerking met de Kerkenraad van De Nederlandse Interkerkelijke Gemeente “Het Anker” Benidorm” (schuin tegenover Benidorm Palace). De concerten in de kerk vinden plaats op de vrijdagmiddag van 15-18 uur, met pauze en meet & greet en drankjes en eventueel hapje voor eigen rekening in de foyer / terras van de kerk. Reserveren is niet nodig, er zijn immers 250 stoelen. Bij de entree betaalt u contant.


The concerts in Benidorm with the same musicians and program are organized by Momentos de Musica in collaboration with the Church Council of the Dutch Interchurch Congregation “Het Anker” Benidorm (diagonally opposite Benidorm Palace). The concerts in the church take place on Friday afternoons from 3-6 pm, with an intermission and meet & greet and drinks and possibly a snack for your own account in the foyer / terrace of the church. Reservations are not necessary, as there are 250 seats. You pay cash at the entrance.

Momentos de Música presents: Wouter Harbers and The Bach Quartet

Momentos de Música is honored to introduce Wouter Harbers and The Bach Quartet at the 19th and 20th of November 2016. These five highly qualified Dutch musicians perform a varied program of Bach and Chopin. The performance might remind you of the the previous Momentos de Música event with Daniel Wayenberg & Martin Oeiwhere where they performed the second Piano Concert of Chopin and the second of Rachmaninov on two grand pianos.

Wouter Harbers.


Wouter Harbers is a sought-after pianist who has many successful private concert series and recorded his first solo album ‘Romance’ with L’Orchestra Particolare, in 2015. His mission is “to make piano music accessible to a wide audience.”

Wouter has a broad musical interest: apart from piano, he started playing the organ at young age, and when he was 19 years old he conducted Handel’s Messiah. Since 2005, he plays the piano and in 2008, during a CD recording and tour with Schubert’s Schwanengesang, he accompanied baritone Kees van Bochove on the wing. In 2011 he won the EMG competition as a pianist: after which he rapidly developed his career. He performed for 2000 adults in the Beatrix Theater in Utrecht, for 1800 adults in the Word Forum at The Hague and he performed for several ministers and the Prime Minister Mark Rutte. In 2013 he debuted on Radio and TV. He also performed several piano concerts with Orchestras (4th Beethoven’s and Chopin’s First).

His teachers were: Bernhard Principal Choral Conducting), Arend-Jan van de Kettelarij, Dick Sand Erman and Peter Eilander (organ). Wouter also attended master classes with Gerard de Wit and Wibi Soerjadi.

In addition to his appearances as a pianist, Wouter is an active choir accompanist and soloist, being a music director of two choirs (Vocal Emsamble Lobet den Herrn to Bode Questions and Kerkkoor Driebergen), a coach of the Thomas Ensamle in Zeist, a pianist in three churches, a jury member of the NPC competition and a piano teacher.

Upcoming season, a new CD recording of Chopin’s First Piano Concert is planned with the professional Ars Música Orchestra. As Ab Nieuwdorp, presenter Music at the table, ‘Radio 4’ stated: “… A new star in the firmament piano!”

The Bach Quartet

Robert Cekov


In the former Yugoslavia, Robert Cekov won the first and third prize in two state competitions for young violists. In 1989 he finished his conservatory studies in Novi Sad with Ilya Grubert. In the years of 1985-1990 he gave many recitals with piano accompaniment at various music festivals in Belgrade, Skopje and Novi Sad.  In 1996 he obtained a performing musician diploma under guidance of Olga Martinova at the Rotterdam Conservatory, the Netherlands. Since 1990 he works as the first violinist with tutti Dutch Ballet Orchestra (now Ballet Orchestra) in Amsterdam. He performs regularly as a soloist with the Orchestra Macedonish Philharmonic and plays chamber music with different ensembles. Cekov alos plays with the famous pianist Jan Mulder, who was concertmaster of the orchestra the Mulder Consort, Ichtus String Quartet, Holland Symfonia quintet. Furthermore, he plays regularly with world quartet Souvenir, and performs with several world music ensembles. Cekov worked as a soloist on numerous recordings including the piano album ‘Romance’ of pianist Wouter Harbers.

Joel Waterman 


Joel Waterman (violist) received his first violin lessons from his father and continued his violin studies with Coosje Wijzenbeek in Hilversum. At the age of sixteen, he switched to the viola, and studied with Marjolein Dispa at the Conservatorium in Amsterdam, where he graduated summa cum laude in 2002. He also studied at the University of Bloomington, Indiana with Rostislav Dubinsky. In Bloomington he received the Kreisler Award.

Since 1995, Joel is a substitute with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and a guest leader at the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra, the Radio Chamber Philharmonic and Amsterdam Sinfonietta. He is very active in chamber music, and has played with musicians such as Janine Jansen, Liza Ferschtman, Paolo Giacometti and Rian de Waal. Furthermore, he is co-founder of the ensemble Cameleon and since 2008 violist of the Utrecht String Quartet.

Evelien Prakke


Evelien Prakke studied with Dmitri Ferschtman in Amsterdam, and was a guest student in Bloomington together with Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. During her studies she was a member of the EUYO and played violin conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini. Currently, Evelien works as a guest solo cellist with the Orquesta de la Ciudad de Granada. Evelien is also a deputy solo cellist with The Holland Symfonia and works freelance at Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Dutch Chamber Orchestra. Her love for chamber music brought her into contact with musicians with whom she performed at festivals in Sicily, Italy, Switzerland, England, France and Japan. This summer, Evelien plays in different chamber music ensembles at the Klankkleur Festival, Peter the Great Festival, Grachten Festival Amsterdam (with the Alma Trio) and the Stift Festival.

Hebe Mensinga


Hebe Mensinga (1972) has been concertmaster of the Holland Symfonia Quintet, where they played with violinists Emmy Verheij, Philippe Graffin and Herman Krebbers. Hebe started with violin lessons at the age of eight with Coosje Wijzenbeek. After this, she studied with Wiktor Liberman at the School of Arts in Utrecht where she graduated cum laude in 1998. Hebe also studied with Yfrah Neaman in London and with Peter Matzka in Cologne and she participated in master classes with Herman Krebbers, Menahem Pressler, Rostropovich and Joseph Gingold.

Furthermore, Hebe is regularly guest concertmaster with orchestras such as the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Hebe played solo with orchestras such as Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Esterhazy Orchestra and the Helsinki Philharmonic Radio. In 2008, the Ulster Orchestrain Belfast invited her to perform the, specially written for her, violin concerto by Klaas de Vries. Hebe Mensinga has teamed with violinists as Emmy Verheij, Philippe Graffin and Herman Krebbers. With the latter she performed the Bach double concerto in the ConcertgebouwnAmsterdam. From 2003 to 2008 she was the majoring teacher on the Conservatory of Zwolle. She played in various chamber music ensembles, including the Delos Ensemble, with which she made tours through Syria, Lebanon and Bosnia-Herzegovina, which won the Vriendenkrans’ Concertgebouw Prize. She regularly gives chamber music in various ensembles and plays a Jean Baptiste Vuillaume from 1867, made available by the National Music Fund.

Current information

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Momentos de Musica welcomes the wonderful Duo Aria

This month we are proud to welcome ‘Duo Aria’, this special duo consists of Lola Smolokowski (pianist) and Nadia Kashaeva (mezzo-soprano). Since the concert will take place inside of the beautiful Villa El Nido places are limited, which is why we chose to host two concerts in a row: on the 24th and the 25th of September. Some of you might remember Nadia’s wonderful performance last year, when Peter Neeteson accompanied her on the piano. This year she will perform in ‘Duo Aria’ and will be accompanied by Lola.

Lola Smolokowski

The video above shows footage of a performance Lola did in 2005, she played excerpts from Tchaikowsky Balets.

From an early age Lola was determined to learn Russian pianism, which is why she participated in various television kid talent shows and studied at the Gnessin Music Academy in Moscow.

When she turned 18 she moved to Europe to improve her skills even further. In those years she won awards in several competitions in France, Italy and Switzerland.

Performing with a symphonic orchestra is something she has always loved and during her years of studying at the Geneva Conservatory she found another passion: chamber music and accompaniment of vocalists.

Nadia Kashaeva

This performance is from Valentines day 2016, when Nadia performed love songs at the Javea Parador.

She is a multi-talented musician from Ukraine who performs musical, operetta, church music, baroque music and opera. In 2011 she received an honorary laureate at the “Vox Rotary”, a young opera singers competition in Lithuania, Latvia and Finland. She has a masters degree at the Lithuanian National Academy of Art and Music.

Her debut was in 2005, at the Klaipeda Music Theatre in the opera “The barber from Sevilla” from G. Rossini. Since then she has performed in numerous musicals, operas and operettas.

Concert information

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6 top- musicians on violin, viola, cello, bass, piano & oboe

An extraordinary group of top musicians are performing exclusively in Villa El Nido. We are proud to welcome Alexey Lundin, the first violinist of the Moscow Orchestra and Vsevolod Dvorkin on the piano, and the proud members of the Arteunita Ensemble from the Opera Orchestra of Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía Valencia; Iakov Zats (viola), Christopher Bouman (oboe), Yuri Golubev (doublebass) and Olga Kotchenkova (cello).

Plácido Domingo: “The quality of these musicians is exceptional. I am very enthusiastic about this group and I recommended them highly”

Here is an impression of an earlier concert at Villa El Nido.


Adrian van Dongen and Carlos Apellániz

Garden concerts in “El Nido Villa Javea” 2 & 3 May, 2015

Entirely in the spirit of Momentos de Musica: renowned musicians, relaxed ambience in the garden, poolside and patio area, meet & greet with the musicians and with getting to know one another (7 nationalities) with good food and drinks. I thank all those present (125) for their enthusiastic reactions.

A grand performance by Cellist Adrian van Dongen and Pianist Carlos Apellániz



Beethoven: Sonate no 4 in C major op. 102, no. 1
Andante, Vivace, Adagio, Allegro Vivace

R. Schumann: Drei fantasiestucke, op. 73. Leicht und mit Ausdruck, Lebhaft, leicht, Rasch und mit Feuer

S. Rachmaninoff: Vocalise op. 39

P.I. Tsjaikovsky: Nocturno op. 19, no. 4


Cl. Debussy: Sonate pour violoncelle y piano. Proloque, Sérénade y Finale

Fr. Liszt: Fantasia quasi sonata, Dante-sonata, piano-solo

D. Popper: Hungarische Rhapsodie op. 68, cello and piano




Wayenberg & Oei

Piano maestro (85) and wunderkind (18) on a single piano

Pianists Daniël Wayenberg & Martin Oei are bringing top-level music to the Costa Blanca in December.
Daniël Wayenberg is considered as one of the best pianists ever from the Netherlands is playing solo and quatre-mains with Martin Oei at 5 locations in the Costa Blanca from 21-28 December.

Peter Neeteson of Momentos de Música explains:

“It is great that Daniël and Martin are coming to Jávea. As they are my houseguests in the week around Christmas we spoke about the idea to play in local venues, where we get to raise some money for local charities and give the community here a chance to go to one ofthe concerts.

They will be playing on Steinway Concert Grand pianos and we get to bring these top quality musicians not only to the Palau de la Música de València, but also to the ADDA Alicante and the Dutch church in Benidorm.
On Christmas day Wayenberg & Oei are playing at the Hotel Dénia Marriott La Sella followed by the Christmas brunch. I am really happy to be bringing high­level talent literally to our backyard, hosting two exclusive house concerts in Javea as well.”

Daniël and Martin have been working together for some time now and both consider playing quatre­mains stimulating and get to learn from each other. Wayenberg: “I too can learn a thing or two from my young friend Martin. I watch him find different solutions.” Recently the two played quatre­mains in the presence of the Dutch queen Máxima. And now we get to welcome them to Costa Blanca, Valencia over Madrid.

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