Duo Roosemeyers 

came into being in 2002. At the outset they confined themselves to the classical repertoire for clarinet and piano. Very soon they found that they shared the same view on music and this resulted in a blindly mutual trust and understanding on stage.

During their further spreading of their repertoire and their interest in renewal and innovation they ended up playing traditional Jewish Klezmermusic. It is a kind of music that is mainly a way of interpretation. It is more than a melody, it is the call of the heart.

That idea appeared to be an excellent starting-point, as their manner of dealing with music had always been spontaneous and incorruptible and, above all, kept free from any principled approach in general. Just making music for the sake of music, straight from heart to heart.

Alex Roosemeyers (°1965) – piano


Peter Merckx (°1969) – clarinet           http://www.petermerckx.be