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WINNER
UNESCO Award 2011

‘Young Artist for intercultural dialogue between the Arab and Western worlds’

“Outstanding endeavours to break down boundaries through music” – Jury of UNESCO Award

Merlijn Twaalfhoven is a fantastic composer whose music is full of a vitality and energy that I find inspiring and beautiful

David Harrington – Artistic Director Kronos Quartet

I not only enthusiastically support this initiative, but I also look forward to connecting it to my own work with citizen musicians and artists in the United States and around the world.

Yo Yo Ma

Merlijn Twaalfhoven wondered: ‘Why should my music always be played in a concert hall? Why not right in the midst of society?’ (…) These are the kinds of questions we should all be asking.

Jet Bussemaker – Dutch Secretary of Culture

In ieder schuilt een kunstenaar. Als we onze krachten bundelen, kunnen we het verschil maken.