August 2016:Article from the Limburg paper of July 13, 2016. Photo by Sue Berry.Frank Steijns: the best of two worlds.Click HERE to read the article in the Harmony Parlor.In the article you are able to read the sentence: ”Last week with a tenor and a mezzo soprano, Frank strewed about the city of Weert the music of “West Side Story”.The video below gives you an impression of how it sounded: bells, with a tenor and mezzo soprano in a concert from the church tower.
July 2016.Frank on Facebook:Party time! 25 years ago I graduated as a carillonneur, so I'm celebrating my silver jubilee this Summer with a lot of golden sounds from bronze bells. Festivals in Denmark, UK, Belgium, Holland, and then off to Buenos Aires for the last Rieu concert with mobile carillon. Oh..... and André just congratulated me on my silver jubilee as a member of his orchestra. Officially appointed 22 years but our first concert together was 25 years ago. Time flies when you are having fun!
June 30, 2016:The carillon festival of the city of Weert: Voices and bells.(Weerter Beiaard Festival, Limburg, NL).Frank Steijns bells, Madieke Marjon (mezzo soprano), Eric Reddet (tenor) and Abigail Richards (piano).These great musicians can even sing and play a complete opera concert high up in the church tower, for the entire city to hear.
Madieke Marjon (Schoots)
Madieke Schoots (Marjon) choir of the Johann Strauss Orchestra.
August 12, 2017.Lorelei Hunt and her husband Kavan attended the carillon concert in Bournville (Birmingham) UK, by Frank Steijns and Madieke Marjon. Below an impression of this concert. Thanks to Lorelei Hunt.
“I vow to Thee my country”, by Gustav Holst and “We’ll meet again” by Hugh Charles.Mezzo-Soprano Madieke Marjon ( Andre Rieu's choir), clavion Frank Steijns, piano Charlotte Barber, organ Trevor Walkman. The changing of the seats for the musical instruments between the three musicians was fantastic!
Article in “De Telegraaf”, January 2018: Frank Steijns: All year round Champagne.Click on the picture to read this article in theHarmony Parlor.During the Maastricht concerts 2018 we’ll hear anew music piece, entirely composed by Frank Steijns.
September 16th 2017.'Monsieur Carillon' wins Fruit Corso Contest in Tiel! The mobile carillon transformed this weekend into a massive float, depicting a nostalgic figure dragging along a carillon tower with three living statues playing the clockworks and Frank Steijns playing the carillon. A special cross-over celebration for both Fruitcorso and carillon culture, both marked as Culturul Heritage by UNESCO. The whole town of Buren worked together about one year, constructing this enormous float. Congratulations to you all, Mr. Carillon is the winner!