Pianist, conductor and composer Reinbert de Leeuw has passed away. This is reported by two people with whom De Leeuw collaborated intensively at the ANP news agency. De Leeuw was 81 years old.
De Leeuw founded the Schönberg Ensemble, making more than forty years of music by modern composers accessible to a large audience. He also gained fame as a pianist with his recordings of works by Erik Satie.
De Leeuw plays Satie in TivoliVredenburg in 2018: