Mayke Rademakers first undertook tuition from Hungarian cellist György Schiffer, and graduated with honours under his guidance.
From the age of 16, she was a participant in the masterclasses of André Navarra at the prestigious summer school of the Accademia Chigiana in Siena (Italy), where she won a prize for her promising playing. Her talents impressed Navarra such that she was invited to continue her studies with him in Vienna. This was to last for two years, after which she furthered her musical development with William Pleeth in London and (thanks to a Fulbright grant) in the US with Janos Starker.
Mayke has appeared as soloist in numerous recitals, chamber music concerts, broadcasts and solo concerts in Austria (Wiener Musikverein), Spain. Italy, Germany, Norway, England (London) and the USA (Aspen Festival).
In recent times, Mayke and her pianist Matthijs Verschoor were awarded the silver medal by the Societé Academique Arts –Sciences-Lettres in Paris for their dedication to French music.
In the near future concert tours will bring her to Holland, Germany, Austria and Italy.
Matthijs Verschoor studied in Amsterdam (MMus Sweelinck Conservatoire)and won several prizes to continue his studies in London and Rome. Among his teachers were Bart Berman, Willem Brons and John Bingham.
He has performed throughout Europe as recitalist and soloist with a number of orchestras and broadcast many works from Bach to Messiaen, but also neglected composers like Korngold.
Early in his career he started recording for RCA, Etcetera and Erasmus, works by Bach, Scarlatti, Handel, Beethoven, Chopin, Korngold (the complete sonatas), Rachmaninoff and Scriabin.
His playing is unanimously acclaimed by the press, calling him One of the Chosen (Luister) and A superb pianist (Gramophone).
In recent times, Mayke & Matthijs were awarded the silver medal by the Societé Academique Arts –Sciences-Lettres in Paris for their dedication to French music.
Matthijs gave masterclasses at Trinity College of Music London, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, the Gutenberg University Mainz, the Hochschule für Musik Berlin and the Escola Musica Berenguela in Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Matthijs is Steinway Artist since 2011.