This is not
a lullaby

A year and a half ago, my life changed completely when I became a mother. Suddenly I had this tiny being to love and care for with everything I had. I felt a strength from deep within that would allow me to weather any storm, face any scary monster, only to protect and cherish this little man.

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At the same time, I still had my own plans and ambitions, with the release of my debut album, a tour of the new opera I co-created, and a busier concert schedule than ever before. After the grandeur of a performance, the applause, the flowers, I would come home late at night to the tiny and vulnerable. We’d sit in the rocking chair in the dark while my son nursed and I softly sang to him. My heart bursting with an all-encompassing love, and at the same time feeling just utterly, competely and desperately exhausted.

The transformation into motherhood is a whirlwind of contradictions: strength and vulnerability, joy and grief, worry and confidence, boundless energy and total exhaustion. In art and classical music we are often presented with the picture-perfect mother, having achieved her sole purpose in life and fulfilling this role with great satisfaction and ease. With This is not a lullaby, I want to tell the real story of motherhood, of unbreakable bonds, and of life’s big transitions.

This is not a lullaby will be released in spring 2021 by high-end audio label TRPTK ( Together with cellist Maya Fridman and pianist Artem Belogurov, we will record Miecyslaw Weinberg’s Rocking the child (1977) on poems by Gabriela Mistral, Josef Malkin’s Russian Songs (2020) and John Tavener’s Akhmatova Songs (1993). The recordings will take place in December 2020 in the big hall of the Philharmonie Haarlem.

Creating a new album means a big investment: hiring a recording engineer, renting a recording location and beautiful piano, and pressing and printing the cd's and booklets.

This is why we are asking for your help to make this project a reality. By pre-ordering your copy now, you will support this project and qualify for some of the exclusive rewards below. You will also get exclusive behind-the-scenes updates on the production process!
€5.240,- raised of €5.000,-
€10 or more: A huge thank you!
Thank you for your contribution! You will get
a heart-felt thank you e-mail plus our newsletter
with behind-the-scenes updates
€25 or more: Extra high quality download:
You will receive a high quality download link for the album,
sent directly to your inbox along with a personal thank you note!
€50 or more: Signed cd:
A cd signed by all performers delivered to your home, including high quality digital version and extensive booklet, plus a hand-written thank you note!
€75 or more: Concert ticket + signed cd:
We will personally welcome you to one of our concerts in 2021 (dates/locations to be confirmed), and you will receive a signed cd!
€100 or more: Singing lesson
Want to improve your singing? This is the reward for you! A one-hour singing lesson with Channa, real-life within Amsterdam or via Zoom anywhere else
€250 or more: Musical video message just for you!
€500 or more: Doorstep mini concert:
A song at your doorstep to cheer you up in the dark days of winter! Includes travel costs within 50 km of Amsterdam. Plus your name as sponsor in the cd booklet!
€1000 or more: Private house concert:
Enjoy a private house or garden concert for you and your friends, face to face as soon as regulations allow, or digital. Includes travel costs within 50 km of Amsterdam. Plus your name as sponsor in the cd booklet!