Ton Verhiel, musician
saxophonist, composer, historian, teacher

Duo Concertante: saxophone and accordion.


Ton Verhiel - saxophones

Carlo Plaum - accordion

The combination saxophone and accordion is not often heard, although it is not that unusual as one would think. There is a significant similarity in producing sounds on both instruments. The saxophone is a windinstrument that produces a sound by making the reed tremble. The accordion does need air to make the metal tongues swing. One could speak of a familiar sound.

The Duo Concertante is playing together since 1995. They performed in the Netherlands, Germany and France. In 2000 they produced their first CD Just for Fun, which was really a success for the Duo.

To give audiences a good idea of the possibilities of this combination we mostly play programs with shorter works in different styles: from baroque to ragtime, from musette to modern and own compositions. We are always looking for original compositions but must often take pieces from the saxophone/piano repertory or arrange works that were originally written for two accordions.

For saxophone and accordion Ton Verhiel composed:

Sonata Folklorique                            for alto saxophone and accordion

Moment Musical                                 for alto saxophone and accordion

Prière pour l`église de Chichée        for alto saxophone and accordion

Divertimento                                       for alto saxophone and accordion


All these pieces are available through Ton Verhiel-ME