Composer, Accordionist, and Pianist

Jeremiah McLane & Annemieke Spoelstra

Photo Credit – Tim Calabro

Annemieke Spoelstra is a classical pianist from the Netherlands; Jeremiah McLane is an accordionist from Vermont with a background in folk and jazz. Playing together since 2010, the Vermont-based husband-and-wife duo performs classical works by European and South American composers who drew inspiration from folk melodies. Annemieke won the First Prize for the best piano-accompaniment at the Netherlands National Young Music Talent, and was a finalist at the international competition in Paris at the ‘Lily and Nadia Boulanger’ competition. Jeremiah was awarded National Public Radio’s “favorite pick” for his recording Smile When You’re Ready, and also French publication Trad Mag ‘s “BRAVO” award for his recording Hummingbird, with Ruthie Dornfeld. Together Annemieke and Jeremiah blend the earthy spirit of folk traditions and the technical skill of classical arrangements to create something that is unique and solely their own. Their program includes compositions by Astor Piazzolla, Edvard Grieg, Francis Poulenc, and Alan Hovhaness. Maurice Ravel, Anton Dvorak and Astor Piazzolla.

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