Not long after Matthijs & Mayke Rademakers heard each other playing, they picked up the phone with mutual desire - based on musical recognition and true love for this repertoire - to perform extensively together as a duo. 

They perform with unstinting dedication and urgently expressive

Both their playing is characterised by intens lyricism and a strong sense of colour. When performing they show a distinguished quality in communication, not only between themselves, but also with the audience. 

Since they started in August 2005, Mayke & Matthijs performed with great success in Londen, the famous Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Royal Palace Het Loo, the Richard Strauss Residenz in Vienna and many other venues in Spain, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Libya, Cyprus, Greece and Norway. 

This is playing of the highest possible level

Matthijs and his duo-cellist Mayke Rademakers were awarded the Silver Medal by the Société Academique Arts-Sciences-Lettres in Paris for their dedication to French music.

Their recordings are highly acclaimed by the international press and have been released in over 40 countries.

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