Duo Hoogveld / Snaterse

Pianist Maxime and I studied our respective instruments at the same school at the same time. However, we only found room for our collaboration in 2021. We quickly realised we came together with the same mindset. We both enjoy our solo endeavours, me in opera and oratorio, and Maxime in piano concertos and recitals. With our individuality and independance as our strength, we truly enjoy creating musical programmes that speak to us as artists. Our first programme, called ONTSPANNING (tension(less)) describes the contrast and dichotomy we find in art songs. We discuss the animosity between poet and composer, the chasm between text and musical language and the consequences from real life that seeps into the compositions. The premiere took place in February 2023 and resulted in a tour around the Netherlands.

To develop our collaboration and to implement the things we learned about our audience and our own experience we created a new program. We sought to seek the soft transition, rather than harsh lines, and our journey resulted in Aurore: shades of night and dawn. The title is derived from the song Aurore by Henriëtte Bosmans, which is of course featured in our programme.

shades of night
and dawn

Our newest programme Aurore is focused around the atmospheric changes that occur from dusk until dawn.

Benjamin Britten

A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41

Robert Schumann

Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133

Gustav Mahler



Sergei Rachmaninoff

Six romances, Op. 38

Olivier Messiaen


Henriëtte Bosmans



Alphons Diepenbrock

– En sourdine

– Clair de lune

Johannes Brahms

Alte Liebe

Ballade Op. 10, No. 2 in D majeur

Richard Wagner

Wesendonck lieder, WWV 91


Claude Debussy

Fêtes galantes, livre I

Luciano Berio

6 Encores for Piano: No. 3 Wasserklavier

Amy Beach

Two songs, Op. 76

Claude Debussy

‘Reflets dans l’eau’ uit Images Boek 1, L110

Francis Poulenc

Airs chantés, FP 46


Maxime and I perform the two programmes for the Vrienden van het Lied, and around the Netherlands. Please contact us if you are interested in these programmes, a part or combination of the two, or would like to discuss another idea.