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How does the LAM museum relate to these top talents from the Royal Concertgebouw?

How does the LAM museum relate to these top talents from the Royal Concertgebouw?

11 January 2024

By Froukje

On Thursday, January 11, 2024, 6 young musicians played their hearts out in perhaps the most beautiful concert hall in the Netherlands: the small hall of the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. What does the LAM museum have to do with it? More than you might think.

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OF MUSICAL TALENT

The LAM museum was founded by the VandenBroek Foundation. Thanks to this foundation, our museum is housed in a beautiful building, we have the world’s largest collection of artworks on the theme of food & consumption, and there are enthusiastic View Coaches who help you look at the artworks in a special way.

In addition to the museum, the VandenBroek Foundation sponsors many other wonderful initiatives, including the Royal Concertgebouw Competition. Every year, children from all over the Netherlands have the opportunity to perform in the famous Concertgebouw and further develop their skills. The winner receives a cash prize.

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ACCLAIMED

In the 15 years of the competition, some incredible talents have emerged. Six of them, including the now internationally acclaimed flutist Lucie Horsch (24), performed on Tuesday evening, January 11, in the atmospheric Small Hall. Lucie won the very first edition when she was just 10 years old. Floris Kortie, known from the TV program Podium Klassiek, asked Lucie what advice she would give to the younger winners. ‘Absolutely nothing,’ said Lucie. ‘They probably know that much better than I do. Everyone has their own path. Discover who you are and what makes you unique. Trust in that. There is a place for everyone in this world.

Dreaming of

the Ziggo Dome

Christiaan Blom, who won in 2009, was the first of the winners to perform. Then, the 15-year-old Jala Heywood got the audience swinging and singing with her voice and double bass. Just like in the final of the competition in 2020, her father accompanied her on the piano. Adam Akopian impressed with a masterpiece by Franz Liszt. Thirteen-year-old Vincent Opheikens expressed his dream of performing at the Ziggo Dome and then transported the audience with two special pieces on his guitar.

JUST A LITTLE BIT OF

SPECIAL PIANO PLAYING

Liam Nassereddine, who won the Royal Concertgebouw Competition in 2023, closed the evening with virtuoso piano playing. Liam started by playing ‘just a little bit of piano’. When he was found to have a heart condition and had to undergo a major surgery, his love for music became serious. Music helped him during his recovery and the stressful time. ‘That’s when I decided I wanted to become a concert pianist.

The VandenBroek Foundation

helps you find your own identity

The VandenBroek Foundation and the LAM museum warmly congratulate the six former winners on their wonderful performances. Sietske van Zanten, director of the LAM museum, attended the concert with pleasure and pride. ‘I am happy to echo the wise words of Lucie Horsch: Everyone is born unique. It’s beautiful how art, in any form – as a listener, visitor, or creator – can help you find that uniqueness.’

Froukje
About the author
The LAM museum
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Froukje works as Head of Communications for the LAM museum. She collaborates on strategy, maintains contacts with the press & media, and tries to get you just as excited about the museum's unique concept as she is. 'I find joy in artworks that give you a Eureka moment. Artworks that open the windows in your mind and freshen things up.'

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Collection

What’s there

to see?

The LAM museum’s collection includes 3D images, art installations, paintings, sound art and digital art. That sounds like a lot (it is!). But there’s method in the madness: each work focuses on food, drink or shopping. Did we mention the LAM museum has the world’s largest collection of food art?

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Erwin Olaf
Do Ho Suh
Folkert de Jong
Kim Habers
Elise 't Hart
Ty Locke

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Tips from our Viewing Coaches

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Snack happiness at the estate

In September 2022, irresistible XXL French fries trays from theater company Tryater stood around the LAM museum. The fries were left out so you could relax in them.

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Candy Floss Workshop

During the May holidays of 2023, the LAM museum was briefly the studio of cotton candy artist Martijntje Cornelia. Together with visitors she worked on a life-size self-portrait, of course made of cotton candy.

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Activities

What can you

do?

The LAM museum adds spice and sparkle to every visit. Ready for a brain-teasing picture hunt or a fun game? Can you get a full house on your own personal bingo card? Or maybe you want to tingle your tastebuds? Our surprise activities are designed to change not only your perspective on the art you see but also on the life you live.
Viewing Coaches

Who will you

meet?

The LAM museum’s Viewing Coaches bring every work of art to life and make every visitor’s experience special.

They give you tips. They help you change your perspective. And they are ready to listen if you want to talk about what you’ve discovered or how the art has inspired or impacted you.
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The LAM museum building itself

is arguably part of the collection

Some visitors say it’s the best work of art at the LAM museum. Designed by Arie Korbee, the raised museum looks right at home in the canopy.

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We can talk the talk. But the only words that matter are yours. Here’s what you have to say about us.
Claudia PetersClaudia Peters
11:47 30 Oct 23
Zo leuk. Mooi gebouw onder architectuur, gevarieerd aanbod, lekker fleurig. Ik... blijf mij positief verrassen. Ga hier vaker heen. Aansluitend met een wandeling door het bos.read more
Peter DijtPeter Dijt
17:57 29 Oct 23
Goed museum van 'Dirk' over.... (ik zal het niet verklappen) past ook niet in... de stijl van het museum. Geen infobordjes aan de muren, maar met de aardige kijkcoaches kom je een eind. Start met de lift omhoog naar de derde etage en loop rustig terug. Prima.Er is geen horeca. Maar vlakbij is er het cafetaria van kasteel Keukenhof.read more
Arthur van den BoornArthur van den Boorn
08:32 29 Oct 23
Erg leuk museum met verrassende kunst in een leuke omgeving. Top voor kids
Pennie Arbouw-HeimansPennie Arbouw-Heimans
06:55 29 Oct 23
Wat een verrassing! En zulke fijne gezellige hosts waar je een heerlijk gesprek... over kunst mee kan aangaan en die echt geïnteresseerd in je zijn en tijd voor je hebben! Aanrader, we gaan zeker weer n keer mini vakantie-een (ook voor t gebouw en de omgeving: dikke aanrader).read more
Corrie LoogmanCorrie Loogman
14:17 23 Oct 23
Prachtig modern gebouw met veel licht. Een heldere uitleg bij binnenkomst over... de collectie en de unieke wijze waarop bezoekers antwoord kunnen krijgen op vragen.Op de verschillende verdiepingen waren kijkcoaches die enthousiast en kundig uitleg gaven.Een aanrader.read more
naomi plaatnaomi plaat
21:04 28 Sep 23
Veelzijdig, verrassend en gewoon leuk - voor iedereen!Prachtig museum,... vriendelijk ontvangst, prettige sfeer, en veelzijdige collectie.Interactie met de kijkcoaches is een unieke toegevoegde waarde. Toegang is spotgoedkoop dus hebben wij extra sponsor bedrag gegeven.Mooi park met ook een kasteel, bloementuin en weiland, beelden en restaurant de hofboerderij.Heerlijke middag gehad in Lisse.Makkelijk en gratis parkeren. Schone toiletten. Kluisjes. Vooraf tijdslot reserveren is wel handig.read more
Jelle WestraJelle Westra
15:06 27 Sep 23
Geweldig leuk museum! Geen hoogdraverij, maar aansprekende eigentijdse... kunstwerken die je verrassen en intrigeren. Prima app om meer te weten te komen over de kunstwerken. Maar nog leuker is het om in gesprek te raken met de verschillende enthousiaste medewerkers die overal rondlopen. Als je de tijd hebt kun je hier makkelijk 1 a 2 uur rondbrengen. Het is een prachtig gebouw in een mooie groene setting waar je leuk kunt wandelen.read more
Neeltje van der WoudenNeeltje van der Wouden
13:17 18 Sep 23
Het LAMmuseum is een verborgen parel! Wat een prachtige collectie in een licht... modern gebouw op een geweldig mooi landgoed. Een warm welkom bij binnenkomst en je word in iedere zaal vriendelijk en op verfrissende wijze te woord gestaan door de Kijkcoaches. Hier gaat het om anders en écht kijken. Wat doet de kunst met mij? Dat levert interessante en inspirerende gesprekken op! Een aanrader voor jong en oud!read more
Richard WeringRichard Wering
06:54 22 Jul 23
Het is een fantastisch museum. De medewerkers doen hun best om met jou de... kunst te beleven. We hadden inspirerende gesprekken over kunst. Je voelt je welkom.De kunst is van hoge kwaliteit, zeer goede kunstwerken soms van belangrijke kunstenaars. De keuze van het werk heeft als thema voedsel of de consumptiemaatschappij. Het is toegankelijke kunst, die je toch aan het denken zet. Anders doen de medewerkers of de interactieve app het wel.Niet twijfelen gewoon gaan ervaren.read more
Claudia PetersClaudia Peters
11:47 30 Oct 23
So funny. Beautiful architectural building, varied offering, nice and colorful.... I continue to be positively surprised. Go here more often. Followed by a walk through the forest.read more
Pennie Arbouw-HeimansPennie Arbouw-Heimans
06:55 29 Oct 23
What a surprise! And such wonderful, friendly hosts with whom you can have a... wonderful conversation about art and who are really interested in you and have time for you! Recommended, we will definitely go for a mini holiday again (also for the building and the surrounding area: highly recommended).read more
Willem JanssenWillem Janssen
17:02 28 Sep 23
LAM is a beautiful museum with a wonderful, modern art collection around the... theme of food. The approach of the "spectator coaches" is great, you learn a lot more than usual, and you have to ask the right questions. The visit to LAM takes a good hour and if you add the sculpture garden two hours. We came with a group of 22 and we were split into three groups (maximum of 10 people can enter at a time). Everyone enjoyed it and the rest of the day we kept on talking about what we had seen.read more
Liz NixonLiz Nixon
11:50 15 Aug 23
Great museum, very friendly and helpful staff. The current expo themed around... food showing all sorts of weird and wonderful items, and being able to sample some of the icecream afterwards was a treat.Set in the beautiful location of Keukenhof Castle, you can go for a walk around the gardens while you are there. I will definitely visit again.read more
Madzia KoseńczukMadzia Koseńczuk
06:32 20 Jun 23
Very unique museum ? based on consumerism. Each artwork is amazing and worth... thinking of ?read more
Maarten de GrootMaarten de Groot
20:07 08 Apr 23
Awesome museum! It starts with the beautifully architecture of the building,... but then the central theme of food & consumption, the very visually appealing art and the whole concept of "just walk around and have a chat with us, or we with you" instead of endless signs turns this into an experience that myself and my 4 year old son absolutely loved!read more
marceline suijsmarceline suijs
17:07 09 Jan 23
Very interesting art. A mixed collection with something to everybody’s liking.... I love the way there are no signs and you have to connect with the museum staff if you want to know more about the art. Like with the artwork, you connect easier with some than others, so also on a social level very interesting. A place for everybody!read more
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