￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼With their bold approach to music and a matching stage presence, Fuse rapidly became a one-to-watch formation on the cutting edge of Dutch musical life. They performed over 300 shows in nearly four years, at a wide range of stages such as The Rijksmuseum, Vredenburg, Paradiso, at The Concertgebouw Tracks series, Classical:Next, and in clubs, churches, concert halls and living rooms all over the Netherlands.
Since 2015, Fuse is a regular guest on TV show ‘Podium Witteman’, they performed multiple times on popular daily talkshow ’De Wereld Draait Door’, featured on all public radio stations, composed the leader-music for TV show ’Opium’ and recorded strings for DJ-superstar Oliver Heldens. Noteworthy performances include SAIL Amsterdam, Norton Wine concert series, the Canal Festival (Grachtenfestival) and the ‘Entree’ series. In 2016 Fuse will join the stage with the renowned Concertgebouw Jazz Orchestra and bassoonist Bram van Sambeek. Fuse’ debut album is planned to be release in 2016.
The 6 young professional musicians with backgrounds equally in classical and jazz music, have shown outstanding instrumental and artistic talent combined with a modern, entrepreneurial attitude. Their diverse repertoire ranges from the rhythmic music of Bartók, Frank Zappa and Dave Brubeck to works by Coltrane, Nils Frahm and Claude Chalhoub. Fuse’ unusual line up, a string quartet with double bass and percussion, enables them to develop a unique melting pot of styles and genres. Their approach results in a qualitative and sincere crossover experience.
Fuse: Julia Philippens (vl), Emma van der Schalie (vl), Mascha van Nieuwkerk (vlc), Adriaan Breunis (vla), Tobias Nijboer (cb), Daniel van Dalen (perc).