Van Hasselt & Plaetinck

Wim Van Hasselt & Koen Plaetinck

Trumpet and Percussion

Wim Van Hasselt and Koen Plaetinck enjoy a longstanding musical partnership. Koen featured as a soloist together with Wim Van Hasselt on the recording of Grunelius's 'Chant d'Automne' for flugelhorn, timpani and string orchestra (Budapest Festival Orchestra).

Using several different trumpets and an incredible array of percussion instruments, the musical 'partners in crime' Wim Van Hasselt and Koen Plaetinck create a highly dynamic and richly coloured soundscape that defies definition. What one should expect? The unexpected! The Duo's repertoire extends from classical works to premieres of commissions, from traditional music through to jazz and improvisation.

Koen Plaetinck is a percussionist with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and Amina Eterna. He is also a regular guest with B'Rock Orchestra and La Petite Bande.

Johann Sebastian Bach: 'Notenbüchlein'
Koen Plaetinck, Marimba: