Update: 16-1-2020

The Tiny Tree at The Elbphilharmonie

The Tiny Tree

The Tiny Tree is a heart-warming chamber opera for children (4+). It will be translated in German for the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and hopefully for other venues as well. To be translated in English for future performances abroad.

Das Bäumlein, as it is called in German, will play in Hamburg on the following days:

  • 15th of January 2021: Kai Studio, Elbphilharmonie
  • 16th of January 2021: Kai Studio, Elbphilharmonie
  • 17th of January 2021: Kai Studio, Elbphilharmonie
  • 18th of January 2021: Barmbeck Basch, Hamburg


Twirl travelling to China


At the start of May 2020 the Wervelwind Ensemble will travel to Beijing, China to tour China for five weeks. Twirl will play:

  • 5th to 22th of May in Beijing
  • 23th of May to 1st of June in Tianjin
  • 2nd to 9th of June to in Zhengzhou

The tour will be organised in collaboration with The A.S.K ( Art Space for Kids), Shanghai.


Philharmonie Luxembourg


From the 14th until the 17th of February 2019 the Wervelwind Ensemble will play the music performance Twirl (1+) in the Philharmonie Luxembourg. These are the dates and times of the performances:

14.02.2019 10:00 & 15:30
Jeudi / Donnerstag / Thursday

15.02.2019 10:00 & 15:30
Vendredi / Freitag / Friday

16.02.2019 10:30 & 15:30
Samedi / Samstag / Saturday

17.02.2019 10:30 & 15:30
Dimanche / Sonntag / Sunday


Scribble at the Elbphilharmonie


That is the German name for Scribble. In November 2018 draughtman Gerard de Bruyne, oud-player Jaber Fayad, clarinettist Rudi van Hest and technician Arjan Slotboom will travel to Hamburg to play Krickelkrakel. 8 shows in four days:

16 november: private performances at 9.30 and 11.15 uur
17 november: public performances at 11.00 and 14.00 uur
18 november: public performances at 11.00 and 14.00 uur
19 november: public performances at 14.00 and 16.00 uur (in Kulturpunkt in Barmbek Basch)


Twirl at the Elbphilharmonie

Wervelwind Ensemble plays in Hamburg

On the 24th and 25th of March 2018 we are honoured to play Twirl (‘Wirbel’ in German) for the toddlers from Hamburg.
We are happy to return to Hamburg after last years succesfull performances of Whoosh!.

24th March – Elbphilharmonie, Kaistudio, 11.00 and 14.00
25th March – Elbphilharmonie, Kaistudio, 11.00 and 14.00


Whoosh! in London and Munchen

Soutbank Centre and Kuckuck Festival

Imagine Childrens Festival, London

Whoosh! is featured as part of this 12 day jam-packed half term fun festival run by kids for kids. Including the best children’s theatre, activities to get stuck into and events by inspirational authors, there’s loads to do for ages 0 – 12.
We are happy to perform Whoosh! in the Royal Festival Hall during this festival on the 8th and 9th of February for everybody from 1-3 years and their (grand)parents.

Kuckuck Theaterfestival, Munchen

KUCKUCK offers theater for the little ones from 0 to 5 years. Internationally renowned artists show a variety of pieces for the youngest ones at three venues. Sounds, dance, objects, puppets, light and smells are used to open up new possibilities for a sensitive theater experience.
We are looking forward to perform Whoosh during this festival on the 14th of March.


Whoosh! in Ireland

Dublin and Newbridge (IRE)

Next stop: Ireland!

Dublin Fringe Festival is home to bold ideas, brave performing arts and adventurous audiences. We are happy to announce that our performance Whoosh! will be part of the Fringe for Kids during this marvelous festival. We will play for the toddlers of Dublin on the 16th and 17th of september. Than we move on to Newbridge to perform at the Riverbank Arts Centre on the 18th of September.

In Dublin we will be playing at The LIR Academy, Studio 2, on the 16th and 17th of September. You can buy tickets here. And for the time schedule:
Sep 16 @ 10:00 & 11:30 / Sep 17 @11:00, 12:30 & 14:00

In Newbridge Whoosh! can be seen at the Riverbank Arts Centre. You can buy tickets here for the shows of 10:00 and 12:00.

And check out the neat video of the Dublin Fringe Festival: we come in at around 0:52….


Whoosh! at The Spark Festival

Leicester (UK)

In two weeks time Whoosh! is crossing the North Sea to play at one of the largest children’s arts festival of Engeland and Wales: The Spark Festival in Leicester!

We perform Whoosh! on the 23th and 24th of May at least 4 times at the Curve Theatre.


Twirl nominated

Zwier (Twirl) nominated for international award

Proudly we can announce that our music-performance Zwier (1+), played by the Wervelwind Ensemble, has been nominated for an international music award: ‘The Young Audiences Music Awards’ (YAMA). In the category ‘Small Ensemble for Young Audiences’ On the 25th of October 2016 all the awards, including the awards for ‘public choice’ and ‘production of the year’, will be handed out in a special ceremony in Larvik (Norway).

Everyone who is fond of Zwier can vote on the website of  YAMA. Your vote will help us to claim the ‘public choice’ award. Create an account, log in and vote for Zwier! And the nice part: you can vote every day…!

About YAMawards
The Young Audiences Music Awards (YAMawards) honors creativity and innovation in the field of musical productions for young audiences, from all corners of the world, created by professional ensembles of all forms, from solo artist to orchestra.
The YAMawards aim to identify and support cutting-edge productions that inspire and engage young people giving them magic moments to keep for a lifetime. Music has a profound impact on young people and promotes intercultural dialogue and understanding.

The Young Audiences Music Awards is brought to you by Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) the world’s most renowned youth-music organisation.


Whoosh! across the seas

Baboró International Arts Festival for Children 2016

On the 21st, 22nd nd 23th of October the ensemble Alle Hoeken van de Kamermuziek will play de muziekvoorstelling Woei! (1+) at the Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, in Galway Ireland.

Whoosh! will be played nine times, including two socalled ‘relaxed performances’. A relaxed performance is aimed specifically at parents or teachers who may have concerns about bringing their child/children to a public event for a variety of reasons.
Whoosh! can be seen in a beautifull, intimate theater: Nun’s Island Theatre.

Below you will find the schedule. Alas, if you want the visit the performances, they are sold out…..

Fri 21 October 9.30, 11.00, 3.30
Sat 22 October 10.00, 12.00, 4.00
Sun 23 October 9.30, 11.00, 1.00

Sat 22 October 4.00
Sun 23 October 1.00


Twirl to Wroclaw

International Theatre Festival for Children 2016

On Thursday the 22nd of September the Wervelwind Ensemble will play the music-theatre performance Twirl (1+) in Wroclaw, Poland, at the International Theatre Festival for Children. Wroclaw is the Cultural capital of Europe 2016.

Here’s the schedule:

9.30: first performance
10.30: workshop with a group of blind children
13.30: second performance
17.30: third performance

The Wervelwind Ensemble will play at the IMPART Art Centre

This exchange is made possible by the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.