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Joachim Eijlander connects Innovation & Technology in the search for the origin of a Cello

Musician Joachim Eijlander and radiologist Frank Pameijer take the audience into an inspiring keynote about their search for the origin of Eijlanders cello.
The science has led them throughout Europe and drove the cello, through storytelling and a successful one stuffed crowdfunding, forever in his arms. It was love at first sight when cellist Joachim Eijlander found his ideal cello. The instrument had the brilliant clarity and the mysterious depth to which he had been going for so long was missing. With the first two tones I knew: I found the true one. But how old is the instrument? And where does it come from?

To find out, Eijlander called out in the help of science.
After an exciting time, with the help of various experts it was found that the instrument was built around 1750 in Rome by an anonymous person top builder and has been played by top Dutch musicians for a hundred years, including under the inspiring leadership of the legendary top conductor Eduard van Beinum (1900-1959). By following unusual paths, such as science and trying innovative technologies, Eijlander was able to complete his quest to find out the origin of his cello. The connection with his instrument increased and his talent in storytelling made him realize his crowdfunding campaign. With this, Eijlander has set its target of 16.500 euro to realize the campaign and proceeded with the coveted purchase, to be able to continue playing this instrument forever.

The presentation is part of North Sea Round Town, the fringe festival of North Sea Jazz. The program is two-fold and consists of a keynote and a concert. Like classic musician Eijlander plays the unmistakable influence of Bach on contemporary jazz to the public.