In Enescu’s Sarabande for solo violin, the composer clearly refers to Bach; the structure, the meter, and the timbre are all the same as Bach’s Sarabandes for solo violin. But harmonically he suddenly brings it to a new era, allowing the listener to experience two different eras at the same time. Enjoy Merel Vercammen’s interpretation of this piece!

Piece: Sarabande for solo violin
Composer: George Enescu
Location: Haarrijnseplas
Violin: Merel Vercammen

Merel Vercammen
Violinist Merel Vercammen recently graduated with highest distinction from the Royal College of Music in London and was a prize winner of the London Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition and the Dutch National Competition for Young Music Talent. Merel started playing violin at the age of 5. When she was 15 years old she was admitted to the Utrecht Conservatory, where she studied with prof. Eeva Koskinen. In 2012 she finished her Bachelor of Music at the Royal College of Music with prof. Jan Repko, and in 2014 she graduated with highest distinction at the same institution in the Master of Performance programme. Merel received scholarships and awards from the Royal College of Music, the Anton Kersjesfonds, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and the Huygens Scholarship Programme. Visit Merel's website to read her full biography.