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June 10, 2022

#finalsfriday 1: this weeks highlights

ArtEZ finals are in full swing. In the months before the summer holidays, you will discover graduation work by students through (online) events, presentations and stories from the new generation of artists, performers and (musical) professionals. On our website you will find the latest news, new stories, up-to-date agenda items and every Friday we give you a weekly update: finals friday.

This weeks highlights:


Graduation concert Riccardo Fortunato, Master The Sound of Innovation: Demut

Saturday, June 11, 2022 | 11.00 am | Enschede

Riccardo Fortunato is a young modern music composer. He will soon graduate from the Master The Sound of Innovation at the ArtEZ Academy of Music in Enschede. Musical concepts around themes such as "time", "silence", "eternity" and a respectful attitude against the sacred in the arts are a constant focus in his musical works. His latest work, "Demut," was written based on these themes and inspired by Eastern Orthodox traditions and spirituality. It was written for string quartet, mixed choir and carillon and will be premiered on June 11, 2022 in the Grote Kerk Enschede as part of his final exam.

Endperformances ArtEZ Bachelor of Dance

Thursday 16 June 2022 | 8 pm | Nijmegen

Meet a new generation of dancers! First-, second- and third-year students from the ArtEZ Bachelor of Dance course present themselves in existing and new choreographies by Astrid Boons, Eldad Ben Sasson, Fernando Troya and others.

You can also visit this performance on Saturday, June 11th in Arnhem

Endperformances | ArtEZ Bachelor of Dance

Graduation concert Jurriaan Poesse, Master Classical Music: Nigredo

Saturday, June 11, 2022 | 8 pm | Enschede

Vocal Ensemble Cordier sings an a cappella program, led by Jurriaan, including works by Holst, Gesualdo and Furrer, but also two premieres by Ruben Stolp and Diederik van der Laag. This concert is the conclusion of a choral day that Cordier organized together with the Wilminktheater. One of the goals of this day is for young composers to be paired with amateur choirs from the Twente region and for both sides to gain work experience. The new works will also be presented in the afternoon of this choral day.

Graduation Concert Bachelor Jazz & Pop: Zoë van Beek on drums

Monday, 13 June 2022 | 19.00 hrs | Arnhem

Zoë van Beek, a 23-year-old musician who grew up in the church, where her love for drums all began. What can you expect at her final? Gospel for sure and of course lots of groove that will make your feet move. You might even see things that will surprise you. At the end of the concert you will know who Zoë van Beek is as a musician.

More performances and exhibitions


Instagram Takeovers

Finals students take over 12000 followers behind the scenes at their #ArtEZfinals. Curious? On June 13, 2022, BEAR Fine Art student Amber van den Heuvel will be doing a fun takeover! Are you curious about the previous takeovers we posted? Check them out on our Instagram highlights

Stay tuned!

All finals presentations and stories can be found at The website is updated daily, so stay tuned. We also share updates via social media.