Artstalk Radio Holland



ArtsTalk Radio reports on all aspects of the arts in Holland, in English. We are affiliated to ArtTalk Magazine. We broadcast interviews with important figures in the arts as well as presenting previews, reviews and news of theatre, opera, exhibitions, classical, jazz, literary events, rock and much more besides. We concentrate on the west of the Netherlands - Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam and everything in between and to Utrecht in the east


  • Live from ART ROTTERDAM 2024 talking to artists and galleries + a song from Magda Mendes

    02/02/2024 Duración: 12min

    We are live at Art Rotterdam at the iconic Van Nellefabriek. We talk to artists and galleries including A Modest Show gallery from Manchester and to Ali Keles of Lakeside Collection about art made entirely from bees. We meet artists Eric Mangen who was showing at Valerius Gallery from Luxembourg and to Daan Den Houter who shows at the Frank Taal Gallery in Rotterdam. We finish with a song from Rotterdam-based Portuguese singer-songwriter Magda Mendes.

  • Nicole Beutler Projects' ATMEN + THE HAGUE SCHOOL CHILDREN + Amsterdam Cello Octet

    20/01/2024 Duración: 25min

    We talk to Nicole Beutler of NICOLE BEUTLER PROJECTS about her new show, ATMEN, and to WENDY FOSSEN about THE HAGUE SCHOOL CHILDREN exhibition at the PANORAMA MESDAG MUSEUM in The Hague. Plus a tune from the AMSTERDAM CELLO OCTET


    06/11/2023 Duración: 25min

    We talk to Job Chajes of the excellent AMSTERDAM KLEZMER BAND and we play a track from one of their albums. QETC’s new production at the end of November is a double bill at the CC Amstel Theater in Amsterdam, (at 5mins30) we talk to director Mark Winstanley. Finally, (at 12.00)we meet Ali Keles whose LAKESIDE COLLECTION of fine art can be seen in THE DEPOT in Rotterdam. The music from The Klezmer band is at 21mins40. Photo of the Amsterdam Klezmer band by SUSANA MARTINS

  • ERWIN BEIJERSBERGEN TRIO + we talk about typewriters to Christopher Mullen of ACME STUDIOS

    06/09/2023 Duración: 29min

    An American theme for this programme. We talk to Erwin Beijersbergen of the ERWIN BEIJERSBERGEN TRIO about their tribute to the great American jazz pianist with their new album A TOUCH OF BILL EVANS. And we are in The Hague to meet CHRISTOPHER MULLEN whose newly open ACME STUDIOS specializes in old typewriters and anything to do with them.

  • English conductor CHLOE ROOKE + video artist JIYAN DÜYÜ + MICHAEL ZANDL at Korzo + MERAL POLAT TRIO

    29/08/2023 Duración: 20min

    We meet CHLOE ROOKE a young English lady who will soon be conducting a concert with the prestigious Residentie Orkest at the Amare in The Hague and we talk(at 7mins20) to video artist JIYAN DÜYÜ about her installation at the Lakeside Collection in The Depot in Rotterdam. We are at the Korzo Theater in The Hague (at 10mins25)to talk to MICHAEL ZANDL about his installation Pices of a Mind which is on during Cirque Mania. Finally (at 15mins40) we play a track from the MERAL POLAT TRIO.

  • An exhibition at Prinsenhof in Delft + Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days in The Hague + the Cello Octet

    14/07/2023 Duración: 18min

    We are in Delft, at the Museum Prinsenhof, where an exhibition has just opened pairing the work of local artist Jan Schoonhoven and German photographer Lothar Wolleh. We speak to the show’s curator, Antoon Melissen. English actress Claire Worland, lives in Rotterdam and she has just produced her first play, Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days at the Branoul Theatre in The Hague. Plus we have She’s Leaving Home from the Amsterdam Cello Octet’s Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Cello Band album.

  • This week Chloe Rooke, a young English conductor; Textile Biennale in Rijswijk and Magda Mendes

    28/06/2023 Duración: 23min

    We talk to CHLOE ROOKE, a young English conductor who lives and works in Holland who is conducting Mozart's LA FINTA GIARDINIERA at the AMARE concert hall in The Hague. We are at MUSEUM RIJSWIJK (at 8.00 mins) where their Textile Biennale has just opened and we speak to its curator. Rotterdam-based Portuguese singer-songwriter MAGDA MENDES is currently on tour and (at 14.20)we speak to her and hear a song that features in the show. Photo of Chloe Rooke by and © Agnete Schlichtkrull


    18/06/2023 Duración: 14min

    We talk to Scapino Ballet dancer Misha van Leeuwen about the ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL DUET CHOREOGRAPHY COMPETITION (RIDCC) and (at 7.14 mins)Souwie Buis talks to Yke Prins of the PULCHRI STUDIOS in The Hague on the occasion of the current LANGE VERHOUT MONUMENTAL open-air sculpture exhibition. Plus (at 11.00 mins)a song from Ronley Teper.

  • Nicole Beutler, Delft Fringe Festival, an installation at Korzo Theater and Cello Octet Amsterdam

    04/06/2023 Duración: 26min

    It’s all about festivals this week. Nicole Beutler of the Amsterdam based theatre company Nicole Beutler Projects talks about Gluck’s opera Orpheus and Eurydice which she is directing for the Festival Classique in Scheveningen and (at 9.00mins)we meet Roel Beeftink-Funcken, director of the Delft Fringe Festival. We also meet (at 17.00mins) Michael Zandl whose installation A Piece of Mind was at the Korzo Theater in The Hague during the recent CaDance Festival. We end (at 22.00mins) with a track from Cello Octet Amsterdam’s new album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Cello Band.

  • We are at THEATER PEPIJN in The Hague for English Comedy Night plus we meet author NICCI FRENCH

    28/04/2023 Duración: 25min

    We are at THEATER PEPIJN in The Hague for an ENGLISH COMEDY NIGHT and talk to comedians Greg Shapiro, Mohna Joshi, Luana Elena Matei, Weina Ma and to the show’s producer from the Diligentia, Vera Papilaja. We meet author NICCI FRENCH (at 10mins)whose new book, "Has Anyone Seen Charlotte Salter?" has just been published in The Netherlands. We finish (at 20.30 mins)with Delft based Trio Beijersbergen playing the Miles Davis classic "Four".

  • Mischa van Leeuwen on NIJINSKY. We see RECOMBINATION in The Hague plus CALAMUS by Strike Me Pink

    12/04/2023 Duración: 24min

    Something for almost everyone in this programme. We talk to dancer Mischa van Leeuwen of Scapino Ballet about the show he is currently on tour with, DE SPRONG VAN NIJINSKY. We also pay a visit (@ 8mins40)to The Dome at the Meseon-Omniversum in The Hague to see the amazing RECOMBINATION -THE FULLDOME JOURNEY and talk to its creator Julius Horsthuis. And (@ 13mins30)we talk to two members of the Amsterdam-based English language theatre company Strike Me Pink about their new production CALAMUS.

  • In Delft again but not about Vermeer. We visit the city’s contemporary art galleries and meet owners

    01/03/2023 Duración: 20min

    As Vermeer is all over the news at the moment we are back in Delft – but not discussing the old master. We visit the contemporary art galleries in the city and talk to the owners. We are at Artline, Galerie Ruimte Remmelink (at 5mins), Art Jacobs(at 8.40 mins), Kunstkamer (at 13 mins) and Galerie de Zaal (at 17 mins). All of them are right in the centre of town and all show an eclectic mix of high quality art.

  • Interviews relating to the various Vermeer exhibitions + a piece on the Escher event in The Hague

    15/02/2023 Duración: 41min

    We are concentrating on the numerous Vermeer exhibitions taking place at the moment. We have interviews with art historian Wendy Fossen summarizing the different events and with the curator of the exhibition Vermeer’s Delft which is at the Museum Prinsenhof. We are also at the Vermeer Centre in Delft having a guided tour and also talking to René Jacobs, a local artist who takes much of his inspiration from Vermeer. Finally we talk to Emlyn Stam, Artistic Director of the New European Ensemble about Metamorfosen, a multi-media concert at The Hague’s Kunstmuseum inspired by the work of M C Escher

  • Opera2Day’s new DON QUIXOTE opera, SUZE ROBERTSON at Panorama Mesdag and music from MERAL POLAT TRIO

    07/02/2023 Duración: 26min

    For this programme we are in The Hague. We talk to Emlyn Stam, Artistic Director of the New European Ensemble about Opera2Day’s new Don Quixote opera. We are also at Museum Panorama Mesdag (@ 7.35 mins)with art historian Wendy Fossen of Casa dell'Arte discussing the largely forgotten Dutch artist Suze Robertson and we have some music (@ 22.30 mins)from the Meral Polat Trio

  • A report from MANHATTAN MASTERS at the Mauritshuis in The Hague plus music from Trio Beijersbergen

    26/12/2022 Duración: 25min

    Wendy Fossen is with us again this week showing us around the MANHATTAN MASTERS exhibition at the Mauritshuis in The Hague and we have music (at 10.00mins) from A TOUCH OF BILL EVANS, the new album by Delft-based Trio Beijersbergen

  • We visit AMALIA, AMBITION WITH ALLURE at Museum Prinsenhof in Delft plus music from MERAL POLAT TRIO

    07/12/2022 Duración: 23min

    The programme this week is dedicated to the AMALIA, AMBITION WITH ALLURE exhibition. We are at Museum Prinsenhof in Delft where art historian Wendy Fossen gives a tour of the exhibition and a short lesson in Dutch history. To play us out (at 19.12 mins) we have a song from Netherlands-based Kurdish band, the MERAL POLAT TRIO

  • MARK WINSTANLEY of QETC on CABARET. We also meet author NICCI FRENCH, plus a song by RONLEY TEPER

    24/11/2022 Duración: 19min

    We are at the CC Amstel Theater in Amsterdam to see QETC's production of hit musical CABARET and talking (at 11.00 mins) to its director MARK WINSTANLEY. We also have an interview with world-wide, best-selling author NICCI FRENCH and we finish (at 16,00 mins)with a song from Canadian singer/songwriter and performance artist RONLEY TEPER.

  • DELFT JAZZ FESTIVAL 2022 plus we visit the new Artline Gallery and there's a song from Magda Mendes

    26/08/2022 Duración: 15min

    We are back in Delft this week. We talk to Bram Stoeken, the organizer of the Jazz Festival. We also (at 5.20)talk to the owner of Artline a new contemporary art gallery in the town. There is also (at 10.35) a song from Rotterdam-based Portuguese singer songwriter Magda Mendes.

  • Pianist NINO GVETADZE, the new Artistic Director of DELFT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2022

    26/07/2022 Duración: 17min

    We have dedicated this week’s programme to one topic – the Delft Chamber Music Festival which this year celebrates its twenty fifth anniversary. The Festival has been under the artistic direction of violinist Liza Ferschtman since 2007 but now there is a new director, Nino Gvetadze, and we talk to her at the festival’s main venue, the Mandelazaal in Delft’s historic Prinsenhof.

  • Holland based English clown STEPHEN GRINDLE + American comedian GREG SHAPIRO reading from his book

    12/06/2022 Duración: 23min

    COMEDY SPECIAL! It’s all about comedy this week. We have a guest in the studio, Stephen Grindle who is also known as Dingle Fingle and Baron von Grindle. He talks about life as an English clown living in Holland and after that (at 18.30 mins)Amsterdam based comedian Greg Shapiro reads the final excerpt from his book An American Netherlander 25 Years of Expat Tales.

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