Monument House Concert Series

Monumenthuis Concert Serie

Second Piano Recital

students of Anne Ku and Carol Ruiz Gandia, guest pianist

Sunday 10 June 2007

15:00 to 17:00

programme (1 page pdf)

Group photo  Home made cookies 

House Concerts


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Inge Born Breukel

Duet: une peitite danse slovaque

André Caplet

Sonata Pathetique

Beethoven, arr. James Bastien

Merry Go Round, with oboe Hannah Breukel

Anne Ku

Belle van Oostenbruggen

Why am I Blue

from Alfred’s First Book for Adults

Games with Intervals

Miklós Kocsár

Duet: une petite berceuse

André Caplet

Marije van Oostenbruggen

Duet: Footloose and Fancy Free

Jon George

Scarborough Fair

arr. Carol Barratt

Raccoon Rag

Carol Barratt

Kate Thorne

Itchy Fingers

Michael Jacques

Morning Fog

Robert D. Vandale

Duet: Met de Trein

Heleen Verleur

Anneke Thorne

Duet: une petite barcarolle

André Caplet

A Toy



Margaret Goldston

Orla Witteman

Hoejdge van Papier

from 25 Bekende Kinderliedjes

Advocaatje Ging op Reis

from 25 Bekende Kinderliedjes

Kangaroo Party

Margaret Goldston

Maartje van der Klis

Duet: Hang Gliders

from Alfred’s Duet Book Level 3


James Hook

Fur Elise

Ludwig van Beethoven

Lizzy Cornelissen

The Clown


Mechanical Men


Duet: Rumplestilskin


Duet: Chinese Dragon


Carol Ruiz Gandia
guest pianist

Prelude no. 1

Frederic Mompou

Prelude no. 2 Frederic Mompou

Revolutionary etude, no. 12 op. 10 Frederic Chopin


Steinway piano in Monument House Utrecht  Piano duet at Monument House Concert Series

Bookcases of monument house in Utrecht

Robert Bekkers

A graduate of the Conservatory of Maastricht, Robert Bekkers also studied contemporary music with Angelo Gilardino in Italy. While accompanying flamenco dance classes, Robert formed the group "IMPETU" consisting of 9 musicians and dancers, mixing flamenco and classical music. He has toured with Serenata Mexicana, Amstel Guitar Quartet, and Berdien Stenberg Orchestra. Since 2001, he and pianist Anne Ku have taken their Piano Guitar Duo to London, North Cyprus, Cape Town, Italy, and throughout the Netherlands. Bekkers plays a 2005 Jeroen Hilhorst concert guitar, custom-made for the duo. Robert recorded the second piano recital on 10 June 2007.

Back garden of monument house in Utrecht

Anne Ku

Born in Brunei of Chinese parents, Anne Ku studied piano under Betsy Hermann in Okinawa and Randall Love at Duke University. She began accompanying choirs from age 12, followed soon after by wedding engagements as pianist and organist. A graduate of London Business School, she brings her passion for thematic house concerts from Houston and London to the Netherlands. Anne is currently midway through her composition studies at Utrecht Conservatory while writing didactic music and arrangements for her private piano teaching practice. Her ensemble piece "All Tuned Out" premiered in the Vredenburg was broadcasted on Dutch Radio 4 in spring 2007.

Carol Ruiz Gandia Carol Ruiz Gandia studied piano with Gloria Miquel and Nati Cubells at the Conservatory of Music in Barcelona, where in 2002 she received the diploma in piano, pedagogy, chamber music and solfege. Later she continued her piano and pedagogy studies with Maria Fernanada Nunez and took masterclasses with Suzanne Bradbury, Pietro de Maria, Alexis Golovin, Karin Merle, Leonid Sintsev, and so on. Since 2005 she has been pursuing her master's in piano with Alan Weiss at Utrecht Conservatory. She has given solo recitals and chamber music concerts in several concert halls in Barcelona, Castello, and Utrecht.