The New Amsterdams Clarinet Quartet consists of the four versatile clarinet players Sergio, Bart, Tom and Jesse.

The four gentleman are all educated at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and it's teamwork, their love for the entire clarinet family, but mainly their pleasure in making music what makes them together the New Amsterdam Clarinet Quartet (in short in Dutch: NAKK).

In 2015 they where nominated for the Dutch "Grachtenfestivalprijs" and in 2017 they presented their debut album "An ode to Amsterdam" in the concertserie "Tracks" at the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam. The quartet was also responsible for the 1st Dutch Clarinet Festival in 2016 at The Muziekgebouw aan 't Ij and the BIMHUIS. A festival where all the different sides of the clarinet could be seen, for all ages, in many different musical styles, all pillars for the NAKK.   


Besides performing in the Netherlands the NAKK is also operating international. They have toured and collaborated with musicians across countries with a special musical culture such as Bulgaria and Portugal. The influences taken from these tours are to be heard in the varied programs that the Quartet plays. Bringing music to everyone is where the NAKK is at his best: they surprised passengers of Tram 3 in Amsterdam and played in an open truck in a traffic jam due to an open bridge.

 

The NAKK is always searching for daring music and extraordinary collaborations. With their wayward view on ensemble playing and their spontaneity on stage they swiftly conquer the hearts of the audience.