Edison Award

27 February 2013
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I am happy to announce that I’ve been awarded the Edison Jazz in the Netherlands for the CD TESTIMONI- with trumpetplayer Eric Vloeimans and Matangi Quartet. Thanks to everyone involved!

The Edison jury selection is based on criteria of quality and artistic value. The jury compliments Testimoni on being a suite in two parts featuring: ‘Interiori’ , the introspective part – and ‘Exteriori’, a celebration on expression. The listener is swept away into the beautiful compositions by Martin Fondse – who is inspired by a wide range of sources, the powerfull imaginations of trumpetplayer Eric Vloeimans and the outstanding achievements of Matangi Quartet. Testimoni is a project in which contemporary compositions and improvised music are combined in such a fascinating fashion – evoking a compelling musical experience.

The Award Gala Concert was a collaboration with the Metropole Orchestra. I was very happy to perform with Eric in my own composition and arrangement.

Photo’s by Eddy Westveer and?BCM/Eric Waterschoot.






















27 February 2013
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Rosefire will be in reprise in 2015-2016.  After a compact and wonderful tour in 2013-2014, we will take Rosefire one step further in the new year.

CD recordings will be made and new tour dates will be released soon! See our agenda here.


With the cast of Testimoni we will recieve now Mezzosoprano Tania Kross in new program, an ode to the woman, creativity, the muse.

Poetic reflections on vulnerable beauty and inner power. With lyrics of Pablo Neruda, Neusa Raphael de Toledo Matuoka and Tjitske Jansen.

Intimate and outragious. Velvet and crisp. From whispers to excitement.


Martin Fondse: compositions, vibrandoneon, piano

Tania Kross- vocal

Eric Vloeimans: trumpet

Matangi Quartet:

Maria-Paula Majoor – violin

Daniel Torrico Menacho – violin

Karsten Kleijer – viola

Arno van der Vuurst – cello