Jorge Pardo

Gallery of Tones works with professional musicians from different styles – classical, jazz, pop, contemporary & world music. Here you will find an overview of the musicians who collaborate or have collaborated in the past on productions. Some of the musicians are also active as coaches within our Academy.

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Cengiz Arslanpay

Ney (reed flute), electronics, composer

Cengiz is a multi-instrumentalist, music technologist and composer. His music combines authentic primal instruments with electronic sounds. With his collection of flutes from all over the globe he creates a wide variety of sound worlds.

Philip Lassiter

Trumpet, arrangement

Phil is an 11-time Grammy award winning arranger and trumpet player, and former section leader/arranger for 'Prince and the New Power Generation', Kirk Franklin, Ariana Grande, Timbaland, Roberta Flack, Jill Scott and others. You can reach him for online classes here.

Aleksandra Popovska


Aleksandra is profoundly skilled in a variety of musical styles. She is known for her mastery as a singer with a unique interpretation of traditional Macedonian songs and is one of the most famous Macedonian musicians within the European world music and the Balkan music scene.

Oene Van Geel

Viola, Composer

Oene is a musical adventurer. Influenced by jazz, Indian music, chamber music and free improvisation, he uses his virtuoso improvisational skills and his compositional talent for a wide range of musical activities

Raymond Honing

Flute, Traverso

Dutch flutist Raymond Honing - a teacher at the Amsterdam Conservatory - moves just as easily in the world of contemporary music as in that of historical performance practice. Many composers have dedicated works to Raymond, and he also worked with Pablo Ziegler, Piazzolla’s regular pianist.

Jorge Pardo

Flamenco Flute, Saxophone

He was a member of the renowned 'Paco de Lucia Quintet' for almost 20 years and played with such greats in flamenco and jazz as Carles Benavent, Camerón and Chick Corea.

Abbos Kosimov

Percussion, Doyra-virtuoso

Abbos Kosimov is widely appreciated as an international phenomenon; through his dynamic performances, he is recognized globally as a master of doyra and an ambassador of Uzbek culture.. He has worked with Stevie Wonder, Zakir Hussain's 'Masters of Percussion' and the Kronos Quartet, including at Carnegie Hall.

Rozalie Hirs

Composer, poet

“Purified, as if washed clean—that is one way one might characterize the music of Rozalie Hirs (1965). Her work is presented with the greatest clarity; she creates a world in a few gestures. Within that world, sonic beauty is of greater importance than the display of technique or structure...” Anthony Fiumara about Rozalie Hirs

Niko Langenhuijsen

Composer, arranger, pianist, bassist

Niko has been a great inspiration for the Dutch music scene since 1973. He had several groups of his own, composed/arranged often for orchestras such as Metropole orchestra, and has been working at several colleges such as Conservatories of Amsterdam and Tilburg and HKU since 1979.

Anton Goudsmit

Guitar, Composer

The Amsterdam-based guitarist and composer is a whirlwind of creativity, capable of bringing audiences to ecstasy with his irresistible groove and unique musical personality. His inventiveness and cheerfulness make Anton an in-demand performer; every concert is an exciting ride for the audience, his colleagues, and himself....

Hermine Deurloo


Although she has her roots in jazz, Hermine Deurloo deliberately chooses broad and sometimes unusual musical combinations within string quartets, big bands, African music and film soundtracks. One of her more recent albums is with drummer Steve Gadd.

Rhani Krija


Rhani Krija was born in Essaouira, Morocco, in the heart of the Gnawa culture, in 1971. Known for his expertise in authentic Andalusian, Arabic, African, and Latin rhythms, Rhani is a highly sought-after, international percussionist who has worked with Sting, Dominic Miller, Herbie Hancock, Al Di Meola, Placido Domingo, Peter Gabriel, Vince Mendoza, Annie Lennox, Prince, and others.

Keiko Shichijo

Piano, Fortepiano

Her traditional Japanese sensibility combined with her knowledge of European historical performance practice form her unique vision. A specialist in contemporary music, Keiko has worked with many composers, including Helmut Lachenmann and Tom Johnson. "...purity of sound - breathtaking..." (audience response)

Stefan (Stevko) Busch


Stefan is the artistic director of Gallery of Tones. He is known as a particularly good accompanist, which can be heard in his duo with the saxophonist Paul van Kemenade. For several years now, Stefan has been immersing himself in composing semi-classical piano pieces, and has developed a teaching method with which all styles and levels can be trained.

Dinesh Mishra

Bansuri (Indian bamboo flute)

He is an explorative musician who takes new paths in world music based on his traditions. Although he has a deep respect for his teacher Hariprasad Chaurasia, he does not follow in his footsteps. Like a true bridge builder, he connects with musicians from all styles that are appealing to him.

Sven Jungbeck

Gipsy guitar

In the field of gipsy jazz, he is part of the world famous Joscho Stephan Trio. Sven has a successful youtube channel with tutorials in which he approaches the gipsy guitar. You can arrange live coaching sessions with him here.

Paul van Kemenade

Alto saxophone

He is one of the grand seigneurs of Dutch and European jazz. As a musician internationally known for his unparalleled sound, as a festival organizer innovative and open-minded.

Lothar Ohlmeier

Tenor saxophone, clarinets

"Lothar Ohlmeier has one of the most attractive tenor sounds you're likely to hear, rich, sonorous and affecting" Chris Parker/Londen

Timo Hoppe

Double bass, bass guitar, fretless

Timo Hoppe is a double bass soloist. His development led him through many genres. He plays classical, modern and early music and jazz at the highest level. His collaboration with the Cologne authentic-sound ensemble 'Das Neue Orchester' demonstrates his experience with historical performance practice, with which he has been intensively involved since 1996.

Jan Bang

Producer, live sampling

Jan Bang is a Norwegian musician and record producer, known for several albums and collaborations with musicians such as Sidsel Endresen, Jon Hassell, Tigran Hamasyan, Nils Petter Molvær, Eivind Aarset, Arve Henriksen and Erik Honoré - with whom he founded the Punkt festival in 2005.

Jacqueline Hamelink


Initiator and driving force of 'Derelict' with guitarist Aart Strootman and pianist Stevko Busch, creator of 'Sounding Bodies', the 'Bach Clinic', the 'Growing Music' at 'Dutch Design Week' 2019 and many more innovative projects. Originally working in the classical music world, her passion is to explore new musical idioms and a wide range of theatrical forms.

Julie Sassoon

Piano, Composer

The British pianist with German-Jewish roots has been steadily developing her identity in recent years. On the Berlin Label 'Jazzwerkstatt' this development can be followed. "... An unclassifiable venture... Julie consistently makes the piano, her voice and her deepest emotions sound awesomely and naturally inseparable." John Fordham - The Guardian

Aart Strootman

Guitar, Composer

"Aart Strootman is completely authentic; he makes inventions in the field of sound that are particularly inspiring. He approaches composition with an exceptional freshness and knows how to reinvent the sound of each instrument in an ensemble down to the finest detail. A performer, an improviser, an inventor, a unique composer." (Gaudeamus Jury)

Harry Tavitian


The Armenian pianist was part of the premiere of our Pianolab production 'InnerTimeSpace' at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam. Together with Jan Bang, Samuel Rohrer, Tom Arthurs, Vahe Hovanesian and Keiko Shichijo, among others.

Markku Ounaskari

Drums, Percussion

With Paul van Kemenade, Markus Stockhausen and Stevko Busch he formed 'FUGARA'. In 2020 he will tour again with Paul and Stevko, this time with Moroccan singer, guimbre and oud player Majid Bekkas.

Markus Stockhausen

Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Composer

Markus Stockhausen is one of the most versatile musicians of our time. He is equally at home in jazz as in contemporary and classical music. For about 25 years he worked closely with his father, the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, who composed many beautiful works for him.

Dante Boon

Piano, Composer

'Wandelweiser' composer, co-programmer of Pianolab Amsterdam at the Goethe-Institut. Dante has premiered more than 50 works, many of them written especially for him. He has performed at Constellation Chicago, Spectrum, Studio Z, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival, Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, Gaudeamus Music Week, among others...

Pt Tarun Bhattarcharya


Santoor master Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya is a pioneer and revolutionary musician who has radically changed the face of Indian classical music. This makes him an unparalleled ambassador of modern Indian culture. In 1980, he was the first to demonstrate that it is possible to play 'meend' or glissando notes on the low octaves of a hammered instrument.

Ingrid Laubrock

Tenor saxophone, Composer

Originally from Germany, Ingrid Laubrock has been a Brooklyn-based saxophonist/composer since 2009. Laubrock is interested in exploring the boundaries between musical worlds and creating dense and often evocative sound worlds.

Radek Stawarz

Violin, 5-string violin

After his studies at the University of Kattowitz and Cologne Musikhochschule (Michael Gustorff) he is now an indispensable part of the jazz and improvisation scene in Germany.

Samuel Rohrer

Drums, electronics

His flexibility and ability to move effortlessly in different styles, from atmospheric and free sounds to tight and energetic grooves, make him a very dynamic drummer in the current European music scene.

Pt Sandip Bhattacharya

Tabla, Voice

He is known for his mastery as a tabla player and his exciting collaborations with others musicians such as Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Lakshmi Shankar, Pt. Budhaditya Mukherjee, and outside of India also with Mari Boine (Norway), Mola Syla (Senegal), Eric Voeimans, Ernst Reisiger, Eric Vaarzon Morel and many others. He has played at international festivals as well as royalty.

Priya Purushothaman


Priya is one of the new internationally breaking Hindustani singers. She lives and works in Bangalore where she studied under Smt Aditi Kaikini Upadhya. She enjoys the privilege of practicing the gurukul style, and her training was deepened through the guidance of Pandit Dinkar Kaikini - a grand master of this style.

Tom Arthurs

Trumpet, Composer

Already around the age of 30, news of Arthur's refined, glowing sound and his creativity has spread, with New York City Jazz Record describing his playing as "beautifully unknown," and Allaboutjazz describing his improvisations as "simple but perfect," displaying "a demanding perfection" and with "a harmonic tone that makes his playing as vulnerable as Miles Davis at his most fragile."

Gunda Gottschalk

Violin, Viola

Gunda Gottschalk from Wuppertal, after all the birthplace of German improvised music, is not only a virtuoso and internationally performing violinist, but also an organizer of concerts and artist residencies in the famous 'Ort', the former workplace of the late Peter Kowald, one of the founders of improvised music in the 60s and 70s. 

Achim Kaufmann

Piano, Composer

"For many years Achim Kaufmann has been one of the most inspiring and exciting personalities of the European jazz and impro scene. His music demonstrates great harmonic subtlety and structural depth. As a brilliant pianist and composer, through his reflection of tradition, he has developed a nuanced, contemporary sound language that encompasses poetry, energy and abstraction in equal measure." Julia Neupert, SWR radio

Wilbert de Joode

Double bass

Wilbert de Joode (1955) is a true researcher of bass pizzicato and string techniques. He has been playing double bass since 1982 and joined groups that improvised in a jazz setting. He developed into one of the most active bass players on the European improvised music circuit.

Peter Jacquemyn

Bass, Performance

His concerts and performances are spectacular. With unbridled energy he wrestles with his double bass. A fight in which all means are permitted: Bows (1,2 or 3), dented beverage cans, plastic bags, crumpled paper, mufflers, brass, re-tensioned strings, ... This places Peter among Belgium's most interesting improvisation musicians with a justifiable international reputation.

Tatsuya Nakatani


He has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. He utilizes drumset, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects, bells, and various sticks and bows to create an intense, organic music that defies category or genre.

Daan Vandewalle


Daan Vandewalle enjoys an international reputation as a specialist for New Music, with a focus on American piano music of the 20th and 21st centuries. He plays the complete piano works of Charles Ives, Messiaen, the Ligeti piano concerto, the Lutoslawski piano concerto, and works by Clarence Barlowe, John Cage, Sorabji, among others.

Fred Van Hove


After recordings with the Brötzmann Octet (Machine Gun, 1968) and Manfred Schoof (European Echoes, 1969) 1970 saw the birth of what is probably Europe's best-known trio, the Trio Brötzmann/van Hove/Bennink, with Han Bennink. His Musica Libera groups since 1980 have included Paul Rutherford, Radu Malfatti, Günter Sommer, Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Marilyn Crispell, among others.

Cor Fuhler

Prepared piano, electronica

He collects and plays many electronic and acoustic keyboard instruments, sometimes self-made, such as the Keyolin (a combination of violin and keyboard). In 1995 he formed the trio Fuhler-Bennink-De Joode, based on the techniques of instant composing and instant arranging.

Christian Thomé


Christian is one of the few drummers who have found their own musical language. His original drumming, rich in timbre, allows him to perform the rare balancing act that distinguishes him in very different musical styles. His projects range from modern jazz to world music, from experimental electronics and pop music to classical music.