The duo of Rie Kimura (baroque violin) and Pieter-Jan Belder (harpsichord and fortepiano) explores the great and vast repertoire for violin and keyboard of the 18th and early 19th century. In 2017 they released a recording of the complete C.P.E. Bach works for violin and keyboard, which was rated one of the 50 best CD productions of 2017 (Volkskrant, Holland) and highly praised in The Observer (UK). Their AEM program will include sonatas by Corelli, Domenico Scarlatti, and J.S. Bach.
Rie Kimura plays regularly with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Bach Collegium Japan, and is a founding member of the Amsterdam-based Baroque ensemble Fantasticus. She has won numerous awards, including the top prize in the 2008 Yamanashi Early Music Competition (Japan).
Since 1991, Pieter-Jan Belder has recorded more than 130 CDs, including the complete harpsichord works of J.S. Bach and Domenico Scarlatti. As founder of Musica Amphion, he and concertmaster Rémy Baudet (who holds a similar post with Frans Brüggen’s Orchestra of the 18th Century) focus on the performance of 17th and 18th century orchestral and chamber music on original instruments.