November 6, 2020

Schumann on National TV!

On November first Nicolas appeared on Dutch National television to talk about the new Schumann album and perform movements from Carnaval Opus 9 and Fantasiestucke Opus 12.

October 31, 2020

Album release – The Schumann Collection vol. l is out now on TRPTK!

After two highly successful solo albums, pianist Nicolas van Poucke set to record a collection of his favorite works by Robert Schumann (1810-1856). The Schumann Collection, Vol. 1 is the first album in that series and features Carnaval, Op. 9, Fantasiestücke, Op. 12, and as icing on the cake, Arabeske, Op. 18.

Recorded on one of the most extraordinarily beautiful pianos, and recorded and mastered with newly developed techniques by TRPTK, this album is sure to envelop every listener into the fantasy-riddled world of Robert Schumann.

Album review (Dutch) by Opus Klassiek.

Order now
As of now, you can order the album on CD, double LP, and digital download on www.trptk.com and www.nicolasvanpoucke.bandcamp.com.

Also, you can listen to it on your favorite streaming service: https://fuga.ffm.to/schumanncollectionvol1

Check out the online and corona-proof “release party” here: https://fb.watch/1t0BU4dIQR/

October 1, 2020

Interview Dutch Newspaper Trouw

Pianist Nicolas van Poucke voluntarily went into quarantine for two weeks for an London debut in an empty concert hall. Read the full interview (Dutch) here.

July 18, 2020

Nicolas on tour with Beethoven and Schumann

This augustus Nicolas will perform in various Dutch cities. Because of COVID-19 restrictions the program will be one hour without intermission. Also audience will be placed 1,5 meters away from each other.
On the program is Ludwig van Beethoven’s famous “Waldstein” sonata, it’s still the Beethoven year after all. And the Fantasiestücke opus 12 by Robert Schumann which Nicolas recorded during the lockdown for TRPTK (along with the Carnaval opus 9 and the arabesque opus 18) which will be released in October.

Tickets:
1 August Utrecht: eventbrite.nl
7 August Breda: eventbrite.nl
8 August Amsterdam: eventbrite.nl
9 August Schiedam: eventbrite.nl
16 august Middelburg zeeuwseconcertzaal.nl

July 18, 2020

Nicolas van Poucke –
The Schumann Collection

In the midst of a global pandemic Nicolas immersed himself into Robert Schumann’s universe and teamed up with TRPTK to record an all Schumann album.
Nicolas van Poucke – The Schumann Collection will be available on Super Audio CD (Hybrid Stereo + Multichannel), Hi-Res Download up to DXD 352.8 kHz 32 bits, as well as a beautiful Vinyl LP (180g DMM-mastered) in the fall of 2020.

Robert Schumann
Carnaval Opus 9
Fantasiestücke Opus 12
Arabesque Opus 18