Thursday 23 March
20.30 hr

Lego Piano

Speaker: Jeroen van Veen

Location: Gaslab

Believe it or not: a working grand piano made out of 30,000 Lego pieces. Built by and played on by renowned pianist Jeroen van Veen.

What do you get when you combine the passion of your childhood with the passion you have now? Ask Jeroen van Veen, a renowned pianist and composer, and winner of the NPO Radio 4 Prijs 2016.

Together with his two sons he built a grand Piano out of 30.000 Lego pieces. The piano, called Van Veen & Sons, is a hybrid piano that actually works.  The construction does not only produce piano tones, but the keys – through mechanical LEGO-parts – also trigger  other instruments. This technique has already been used in the time of Mozart. Jeroen worked for several years on his dream; a playable piano entirely made of LEGO bricks. The result can be admired in this performance. For this concert Jeroen van Veen wrote special music; through a theme and variations you’ll be hearing music in the style of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Rachmaninov, but also more modern styles, such as Pärt, Nyman, Glass, Satie and Tiersen. You can lie down and see the grand piano up close, but you can also sit in your chair and let the music flow over you. The program includes an explanation of how the piano was built.

Please note: the lectures by Jeroen and Sandra van Veen are in Dutch.

Students have free admission, others pay €7,50
To be sure of a place, we advise you to make a reservation.
For reservations click here.