Ilja is born on Curaçao. She starts playing the piano at the age of 7. She graduated as a soloist at the conservatory in Enschede. She played until 2005 in Holland and Germany in a piano duo. Back in Curacao she had a warm wellcome by the local musicians. She organized concerts for chamber music and concerts for children, and music theatre a.o. Peter and the Wolf, Le Carnaval des Animaux en de Nutcracker. In april she organized with tenor Thijs Haalstra for the first time on Curacao a ‘Opera-per-Tutti’ with three concerts.
Thijs graduated at the Schumann Akademie in Zwolle in classical solo singing. He performed a.o.with de Nederlandse Bach Akademie and het Nederlands Concertkoor. In 2014 he performed in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. In 2017 Thijs represented the Netherlands in the internationale muziekfestival FEMUSC in Brazil. Thijs plays as violinist in the Projectorchestra Curacao.
Judy originates from a musical Curaçao family. At a very young age she started recorder lessons with a non. Later on she played the guitar during her art education in the Netherlands. In Curacao she started playing the flute, and she followed lessons from professionals in the Netherlands. In 1986 she returned permanently to Curaçao. There she started playing hobo. She performed in the Bach Accompaniment Orchestra. Judy also begun playing the kwarta, and performed original Curacao music. But her main instrument today is the flute.
Hein van Maarschalkerwaart
Hein van Maarschalkerwaart (artist name: Art Marshall) plays on a professional basis the clarinet and he is arranger. Hein studied English and worked from 1965 on St. Maarten.There he met Benny Goodman, who had a summer house over there. In Amsterdam he studied professional clarinet and basclarinet. He played in many orhestras a.o.the Metropole Orchestra, and in manyensembles for chamber music. He wrote an improvisation method for clarinet and saxophone “Art Marshall: Take up Jazz”, published also in England FGermany and France. The book was dedicated to Benny Goodman. His musical arrangements got internationally well known, as is to see at YouTube.
Enid Lucasius played from childhood on the recorder. At the age of 15 she starts playing the fagot. In spite of her talented play, she choose for studying engeneering at the Technical University of Delft. But she continued playing the fagot and followed masterclasses and