The duo consisting of bass clarinetist Fie Schouten and cellist Katharina Gross is dedicated to a contemporary, international repertoire that treats the instruments in a gestural and primal way and celebrates low frequencies and near-speech sounds with a particular delight in creaking, buzzing and clattering in order to cast them in experimental forms. Katharina Gross and the Dutch composer Jan van de Putte have been working together for many years. The duo begins their first concert season together with new works written for the duo by Jan van de Putte and Seung-Won Oh. The Gift is the title of Van de Putte’s work. It is about a theatrical dialogue between the two instruments, representing the often difficult and multidimensional process of composing.

The duo performs on tour in Austria in October 2022, followed by concerts in the Netherlands (nieuwe noten amsterdam, Moderne Muziek Nijmegen a.o.) and concerts and master classes/ workshops in Turkey and Portugal, presenting new works, written for the duo, by Rozalie Hirs and Tolga Tüzün a.o.


12 Oct 2022 19:00 Karner Hartberg (AT)
13 Oct 2022
20:00 Alte Schmiede Vienna (AT) info
14 Oct 2022 19:00 KunstGarten Graz (AT) info
supported by FPK
The Gift (2022) Jan van de Putte | Modular 3 (2022) Seung-Won Oh
Aulos (1972) Theo Loevendie | Echo de Cleves A (2020 cello solo), Echo de Cleves B (2020 bass clarinet solo) – Frederik Neyrinck


20 Nov 2022, 15:00 Plein Theater Amsterdam tickets
concertseries Nieuwe Noten Amsterdam, with guest Keren Motseri
Boudewijn Tarenskeen, Dutch premieres: Van de Putte, Seung-Won Oh


30 Jan 2023 De Pletterij Haarlem


17 Sep 2023 Amsterdam Muze van Zuid tickets
premiere Bee sage – Rozalie Hirs


8 Oct Utrecht KuuB, Gaudeamus tickets
premiere Dyssynchrony – Tolga Tüzün + works by jong composers from Turky, Portugal and South-Korea


16–22 Nov 2023 tour Turkey
17 nov Bilgi New Music Festival masterclass+concert, location: Energy Museum
18 nov Kadiköy concertseries, Yeldegirmeni Art Center
19 nov Yasar University- masterclass
20 nov New Music Days Izmir-IV concert
kindly supported by Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Austrian Cultural Forum Istanbul


6-9 Dec 2023 Tilburg European Clarinet Festival


13–20 Dec 2023 tour Portugal: Dias de Música Electroacústica
14 Dec Lisbon (Incomum) concert
16 Dec Porto (ESMAE) concert
17 Dec Porto CD recording cellomondo
19 Dec Seia (Casa Municipal da Cultura) concert
+ masterclasses/workshops with compositionstudents
kindly supported by Goethe Institute Culture moves Europe



Duo Schouten & Gross: Pleintheater Amsterdam, Nov. 2022

Duo Schouten & Gross & guest Agostinho Segueira:

Salon IJzerstaven, Amsterdam, 10 July 2022

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