"Magnificent recital"

"My husband and I very much appreciated your recital yesterday. We have listened to recordings of your compositions but it is quite another experience to hear them live... so much have you imbibed the style of that time. The Duphly [Chaconne in F major] is not one of my favourite pieces but I must say that I was totally won over yesterday, one was swept away by its splendid sonority."

Élisabeth Gallat-Morin, musicologist

CD '5 Baroque Concertos for Anna'

"I very much enjoyed listening to your CD which I found to be very congenial, well written in the style of the 18th century and excellently performed."

Huguette Grémy Chauliac, harpsichord

Emeritus Professor, Conservatory Nice, France

“Wonderful recital."

Robert  Adelson, musicologist,

Curator of Musical Instrument Collection,

Palais Lascaris, Nice  

‘LA Festa di Lucia' for strings’

“The Chaconne - Majestic!" (following the Amsterdam premiere)

Sieuwert Verster, musicologist,

Co-founder and co-director, Orchestra of the 18th Century

'La Festa di Lucia' for strings’

“Truly ‘les goûts réunis!”; my great compliments.”

(following the Amsterdam premiere)

Lucy van Dael, violin,

Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Netherlands

Co-founder Orchestra of the 18th Century

'La Festa di Lucia' for strings

"The recording of the music for Lucy van Dael is excellent! I played it for Jeannette Sorrell [Artistic director, Apollo's Fire orchestra, USA] who was really impressed. I also had her listen to large extracts of your concertos: she finds your writing extraordinary."

Olivier Brault, co-music director & concert master

Apollo’s Fire (Cleveland Baroque Orchestra USA)

Director of the Ensemble Sonata 1704

Professor, Université de Montréal

'BagatellisSimo in D major' for piano

"This piece is not square, yet it's very solid; the mark of a great composer."

Steve Lubin, piano, fortepiano, NewYork

Soloist with the Academy of Ancient Music

Overture & SUITE in G major for strings

“I listened to the recording of your orchestral Overture, in fact several times: very attractive.”

Simon Standage, violin, Royal Academy of Music

Founder, Salomon Quartet & Collegium 90

formerly Dir. Academy of Ancient Music

Cello Concerto in A minor

CD '5 Baroque Concertos for Anna'

“I really think it’s a lovely piece. It takes advantage of all the ranges of the instrument and gives some rewarding challenges.”

Tormod  Dalen, principal cellist Concert Spirituel 

Professor, Toulouse Conservatory

"...excellent - the concerts you've put on [Baroque SaMuse concert series], and this event yesterday. I was glad the Festival Montréal Baroque could present your wonderful contributions [feature concert of Hendrik Bouman's Baroque compositions performed by his ensemble Baroque SaMuse]."

Bruce Haynes, oboe, musicologist,

author -"The End of Early Music", Oxford University Press

CD' Little Notebook for Anna' - harpsichord

"...your beautiful harpsichord compositions and delightful Little Notebook for Anna." (CDI)

Pierre Elliott Trudeau, former Prime Minister of Canada

“I read with great interest the details of your impressive career background and your explanation of your particular interest in improvisation and composition in 17th and 18th century idioms."

Robin Stowell,

Professor, Cardiff University, United Kingdom


"Beautiful and such technique! The harpsichord you made, sounds like a grand."

    Max van Egmond, barytone

Amsterdam Conservatory, Royal Conservatory The Hague

CD' Little Notebook for Anna' - harpsichord 

"Beautiful! You move in this medium with such ease, so effortlessly. Within this historical musical language, you are bringing something unique and that with great charm - free, lively and with exquisite moments."

"The way you play the piano evokes the sound of the fortepiano."

     Hajo Bäss, baroque violin,

Co-founder,Musica Antiqua Köln, Les Adieux

& Concerto Felice

CD' Little Notebook for Anna' - harpsichord

"What an exceptional being is Anna, for having inspired such music and so beautiful poems. We both have always loved baroque music, which more than any other music conveys best these feelings of peace, joy, harmony and love which I also feel each time I listen to you, with greater and greater pleasure. Your illustrations are really a feast of humour and tenderness ... and what a talent for drawing portraits. So the enjoyment is total.”

                        Mme. Jean Herbert, Switzerland

"Hendrik Bouman is a performer of great class."

Johanne Goyette, Director & Producer,

ATMA Label, Montréal


"We were extremely grateful to Hendrik Bouman for stepping in at such short notice and playing superbly."

Dr. Jon Whiteley, curator of Western Art,

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom

Friends of the Ashmolean Museum Concerts  



ON Hendrik Bouman’s compositions in baroquE & classic styles

Chaconne in B mineur composed and performed by © Hendrik Bouman, 

double manual harpsichord designed & built - Hendrik Bouman in 2006 CD 7 Baroque Solos for Anna [Arya]

"It’s refreshing to hear that someone as talented as you is re-uniting the art of performance, improvisation and composition in the sphere of early music. And a symphony...!?."

"I did look at Hendrik Bouman's website and heard his music. I think it's the best example of that type of composition I ever heard. I have admired him as a player since my earliest 'baroque' days, when he was the heart and soul of Musica Antiqua Köln."

Andrew Manze, violin,

Andrew Manze, violin baroque

Principal Chef, NDR Radio Symphony, Hannover

Former director of The English Concert

CD '7 Baroque Solos for Anna'

Recording of the Prelude & Fugue for viola

“Beautiful and well playable, very suited to the instrument."

"I really enjoyed your piece, and I think that it is a good addition to the not too large viola repertoire in 18th century style music."

Hajo Bäss, violin & viola, Stagione Frankfurt

Co-founder Musica Antiqua Köln & Les Adieux

CD '5 Baroque Concertos for Anna'

"Fascinating. The music is very good; the fact that you have attracted so many eminent players certainly says something about your work."   

Arthur Kaptainis, Music journalist, Toronto National Post

SCORE of the oboe concerto in f major

& CD '5 Baroque Concertos for Anna'

"I had a quick look at the score [Oboe Concerto] and listened to your CD '5 Baroque Concerto for Anna'  and I found it all very good. Well done!”

Alfredo Bernardini, Ensemble Zefiro,

Professor, Amsterdam Conservatory

Piano Trio 'Golden Odyssey'

"Structurally it looks very good, it has fantasy and 'invention' and fits perfectly in the Classic writing style of this genre. In fact, it sounds better than many historical specimens of the kind in which the string parts double the piano score more often than is the case with your independent and elegantly interwoven voices."

Edoardo Torbianelli, fortepiano

Professor, Scola Cantorum Basel

“The scores of the Recorder Concerto and the Sonata [for recorder] just arrived. Beautiful music!”

Heiko ter Schegget, recorder

Professor, Utrecht Conservatory, Netherlands

Amsterdam Baroque  Orchestra

SCORE of the 'Babo Symphony'

& CD '5 Baroque Concertos for Anna'

"The score of the symphony looks wonderful and I've listened to the concertos - marvellous! You are amazing!"

Cynthia O'Brien, violin, Co-founder Trio Corelli, Vienna


"... a genius."

M. Gérald René Leroux, Consul genéral de France

“Hendrik Bouman is truly one of the more gifted individuals I have had the privilege to meet. His reputation as a continuo player is legendary both in North America and Europe. As a soloist he is no less impressive. His scholarship and teaching are naturally a function of his strength as a performer."

Christopher Jackson, former Dean of Fine Arts

   Concordia University, Montréal

"We saw Mr. Bouman here in Moncton at the university giving a fantastic workshop, on the harpsichord and on the fortepiano. His virtuosity is breathtaking and his pedagogical ways and historical knowledge are just the same."

Michel Cardin, lute,

Professor, Moncton University, Canada


CD' Little Notebook for Anna' - harpsichord

"Perpetually in movement, radiating, joyful, soothing, full of intelligence, fresh, forever new."

           Guy Soucie, Directeur Artistique,

Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur,

Ville de Montréal

CD 'Notebook for Anna I & II' - harpsichord & piano

"My colleagues and I are completely won over by the extraordinary quality of your performance and your avant-garde compositions."

Walter Vestidello, cellist,

Co-founder, I Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca, Italy

Philip Bate’s Memorial Recital, Oxford

Simon Standage, violin, Hendrik Bouman, harpsichord

“Most enjoyable music making.”

Simon Standage, violin, Royal Academy of Music

Founder, Salomon Quartet & Collegium 90

formerly Director of the Academy of Ancient Music

"Incredibly interesting."

Mary O'Neil, Center of Early Music,

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


“Hendrik Bouman is a fantastic harpsichordist and a fantastic 21st Century baroque composer."

Susie Napper, viola da gamba & cello

Co-founder, Les Voix Humaines,

Founding Artistic Director, Festival Montréal Baroque

CD 'Notebook for Anna I & II' - harpsichord & piano

"What a creativity! such beautiful and tender compositions."

 Christina Mahler, first cellist,

Toronto Tafelmusik

CD '5 Baroque Concertos for Anna'

"It's a pleasure listening to your CD (playing this very moment). The playing is full of joy and energy."

Max van Egmond, barytone

Professor, Royal Conservatory, The Hague

CD 'Notebook for Anna I & II' - harpsichord & piano

"'Wonderful recordings!"

Dragan Djerkic, violin

Professor, Vanier CEGEP,

Director, Suzuki Institute, Montreal