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About the duo

Guitarist Robin Scherpen and violinist Isabelle Doodhagen together form Duo Distinto. When they met at the ArtEZ Academy of Music in Zwolle, Robin and Isabelle soon discovered they shared a fascination for South American and Spanish music. This is reflected in most of their repertoire. Both musicians graduated from the Bachelor of Classical Music in 2012 and are now attending the Master studies. Amongst others, Duo Distinto’s repertoire includes works by Astor Piazzolla, Heitor Villa Lobos, Manuel de Falla and Maximo Pujol.


Friday October 18 2013
Robin Scherpen with Duo Distinto

Location to be announced
20.15 / €9,-

About Isabelle Doodhagen (1989)
At the age of eight, Isabelle started taking violin lessons with Nelleke van Beek. In preparation for the auditions of the Music Academy, she took lessons with Arjen Beintema. By playing in the Friesian Youth Orchestra, she gained a lot of experience on stage within the Netherlands and in other countries. Isabelle started her studies at the ArtEZ Academy of Music, in 2007 and graduated for her Bachelor in 2012. Currently she is in the second year of her Master. Isabelle played in the National Youth Orchestra directed by Josep Pons, Bas Wiegers and Martin Sieghart, in 2009, 2011 and 2012. She cooperates in various projects; classical music, popular music, cantatas, string quartets and she formed a duo with guitarist Robin Scherpen in 2010. Together they perform mostly South American and Spanish music. She took master classes with Viktor Kuznetsov, Moshe Hammer, Vadim Brodski, Sarah Kapustin and Walter Burian.

Robin Scherpen (1989)
By the age of 11, Robin started his guitar practise with Erwin Buddike. After high school he finished a studies in music teaching assistance, OA-muziek, in Drachten. He encountered the classical guitar through the lessons he took with Jan Bartelema during these studies. Following this encounter Jan Bartelema prepared him for the auditions of the Music Academy. In 2008 Robin started his studies at the ArtEZ Avademy of Music in Zwolle, which he graduated in 2012. Since then he started his Master Studies. During both studies he studied with Jacob Vlijm. He also took master classes with Manuel Barrueco, Thomas Mueller-Pering, Beata Huang, Johan Fostier and Edith Leerkes. Besides this, Robin formed the Duo Distinto with violinist Isabelle Doodhagen. Together they took master classes with, a.o., the members of the Aurelia Quartet.

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