When i lived in Amsterdam from 2009-2012 i was a member of the The Royal Wind Music, a unique consort of renaissance recorders founded in 1997 by Paul Leenhouts, specialised in Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian and English music written between 1520 and 1640. They perform on a collection of 45 instruments made by Adriana Breukink and Bob Marvin that ranges from the twelve-inch sopranino to the sub-contrabass measuring over ten feet.
The Royal Wind Music has performed in major concert halls all over Europe and in the United States. They have also appeared at prestigious venues in the Netherlands including ‘Het Concertgebouw’ and ‘Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ’ in Amsterdam, ‘Muziekcentrum Vredenburg’ in Utrecht en ‘De Doelen’ in Rotterdam. Other notable appearances have taken place at important festivals both in The Netherlands and elsewhere including the Early Music Festival in Utrecht, the ‘Berliner Tage für Alte Musik’, the Greenwich International Early Music Festival in London and the Boston Early Music Festival. Their live performances and CDs have been broadcast by radio channels all over the world, and they have made several appearances on Dutch national TV.