ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Daria van den Bercken - Pianist
Daria van den Bercken has played piano with major Dutch orchestras, and performed many a recital in her country’s famed concert halls. But her larger vision is to bring classical music to the masses.

Why you should listen

Pianist Daria van den Bercken makes classical music lovers — and those who had no idea that they appreciated this kind of music — listen to classic composers with fresh ears. She has played with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra and the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, and is a regular guest at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. But it’s bringing classic music to unexpected audiences where her passion engages.

While sick with the flu several years ago, Daria discovered the keyboard compositions of George Frideric Handel. She wanted to bring these beautiful works to the masses. With her project ‘Handel at the Piano,’ she played these pieces in unexpected places — even flying with her piano 25-feet over the audience at the Virada Cultural Festival in São Paulo, Brazil. Through a series of concerts, and an album, she asked audiences to rethink Handel.

Daria’s latest project is 'Keys to Mozart,' an effort to breathe new life into Mozart’s piano works. She is preparing to record an album for Sony Classical and will play a series of concerts too.

More profile about the speaker
Daria van den Bercken | Speaker | TED.com
TEDSalon Berlin 2014

Daria van den Bercken: Why I take the piano on the road ... and in the air

Daria van den Bercken: Kenapa saya bermain piano di atas jalan... dan di atas langit

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Daria van den Bercken, pemain piano, amat menyukai karya muzik Baroque daripada George Frideric Handel. Kini, dia mahu mencetuskan minat orang ramai terhadap muzik tersebut. Dalam ceramah ini, beliau memainkan muzik tersebut yang dapat mencetuskan emosi yang berbeza. Beliau bermain piano di atas langit, di atas jalan, dan semestinya di atas pentas.
- Pianist
Daria van den Bercken has played piano with major Dutch orchestras, and performed many a recital in her country’s famed concert halls. But her larger vision is to bring classical music to the masses. Full bio

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playingbermain musicmuzik by GeorgeGeorge FridericFrideric HandelHandel.
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dan memainkan muzik
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I alsojuga drovememandu alongbersama-sama the streetsjalan-jalan of AmsterdamAmsterdam,
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again playingbermain musicmuzik by this samesama composerkomposer.
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dan memainkan muzik penggubah itu.
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Let's take a look.
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(MusicMuzik: GeorgeGeorge FridericFrideric HandelHandel, "AllegroAllegro."
PerformedDilakukan by DariaDaria vanvan denden BerckenBercken.)
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(VideoVideo) DariaDaria vanvan denden BerckenBercken: I
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(Bahasa Belanda) Saya tinggal di situ.
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(In DutchBelanda) I livehidup there on the cornersudut.
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Saya tinggal di situ.
Saya mengalu-alukan awak.
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I actuallysebenarnya livehidup there, around the cornersudut.
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and you'dawak akan be really welcomeselamat datang.
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-Ia kedengaran menyeronokkan?
-Ya!
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Man: (In DutchBelanda) Does that soundbunyi like funkeseronokan?
ChildKanak-kanak: (In DutchBelanda) Yes!
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[(In DutchBelanda) "HandelHandel houserumah concertkonsert"]
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[(Bahasa Belanda)
Konsert muzik Handel]
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(ApplauseTepukan)
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DariaDaria vanvan denden BerckenBercken: All this was a realsebenar
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Semua ini merupakan pengalaman yang indah
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magicalajaib experiencepengalaman for hundredsberatus-ratus of reasonssebab.
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kerana beratus-ratus sebab.
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Now you maymungkin asktanya, why have I donedilakukan these things?
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Mungkin anda hairan
kenapa saya lakukan semua ini?
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They're not really typicaltipikal for a musician'spemuzik
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Ia bukannya perkara biasa dalam
kehidupan seharian seorang pemuzik.
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day-to-dayhari ke hari life.
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Well, I did it because I felljatuh in love with the musicmuzik
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Saya lakukannya kerana
saya suka muzik tersebut
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and I wanted to shareberkongsi it with as manyramai people
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dan saya mahu mengongsikannya
dengan orang ramai.
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as possiblemungkin.
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Ia bermula beberapa tahun dulu.
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It startedbermula a couplepasangan of yearstahun agosebelum ini.
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Kerana flu, saya duduk
di atas sofa di rumah
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I was sittingduduk at home on the couchsofa with the fluselesema
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and browsingmenyemak imbas the InternetInternet a little,
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sambil melayari Internet.
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when I founddijumpai out that HandelHandel had writtenbertulis workskerja-kerja
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Saya mendapati bahawa Handel
pernah menggubah muzik piano.
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for the keyboardpapan kekunci.
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Well, I was surprisedterkejut. I did not know this.
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Saya agak terkejut.
Saya tak tahu tentangnya.
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So I downloadeddimuat turun the sheetlembaran musicmuzik and startedbermula playingbermain.
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Jadi, saya memuat turun lembaran muzik
dan mula memainkannya.
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And what happenedberlaku nextseterusnya was
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Apa yang berlaku seterusnya ialah,
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that I enteredmemasuki this statenegeri of puretulen,
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saya menghayati muzik tersebut
dengan penuh kehairanan.
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unprejudicedunprejudiced amazementkehairanan.
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Saya berasa amat kagum
pada muzik tersebut.
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It was an experiencepengalaman
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of beingmenjadi totallysama sekali in awekagum of the musicmuzik,
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and I had not feltdirasai that in a long time.
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Sudah lama saya tak berasa begitu.
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It mightmungkin be easierlebih mudah to relateberkaitan to this when you heardengar it.
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Mungkin anda dapat mengaitkannya
bila anda mendengarnya.
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The first piecesekeping that I playeddimainkan throughmelalui
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Bahagian pertama yang saya mainkan
bermula dengan ini.
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startedbermula like this.
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Well this soundsbunyi very melancholicmelancholic, doesn't it?
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Ia kedengaran amat sedih, bukan?
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And I turnedberpaling the pagehalaman and what camedatang nextseterusnya
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Saya membelek muka surat seterusnya
dan inilah muziknya.
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was this.
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Well, this soundsbunyi very energeticbertenaga, doesn't it?
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Ia kedengaran amat ceria, bukan?
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So withindalam a couplepasangan of minutesminit,
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Jadi, dalam masa beberapa minit,
ia cuma sebahagian
daripada muzik tersebut,
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and the piecesekeping isn't even finishedselesai yetlagi,
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I experiencedberpengalaman two very contrastingberbeza characterswatak:
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saya mengalami dua perasaan yang berbeza:
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beautifulcantik melancholyMelankolik and sheersemata-mata energytenaga.
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rasa sedih dan rasa ceria.
Saya menganggap kedua-duanya
perasaan manusia yang penting.
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And I considerpertimbangkan these two elementsunsur-unsur to be
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vitalpenting humanmanusia expressionsungkapan.
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Kesucian muzik menyebabkan anda
mendengarnya dengan bersungguh-sungguh.
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And the puritykesucian of the musicmuzik makesmembuat you heardengar it
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very effectivelyberkesan.
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I've givendiberikan a lot of children'skanak-kanak concertskonsert
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Saya telah memainkan muzik untuk
budak-budak yang berusia 7 dan 8 tahun.
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for childrenkanak-kanak of seventujuh and eightlapan yearstahun oldtua,
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Semasa saya memainkannya,
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and whateverapa-apa sahajalah I playbermain, whethersama ada it's BachBach, BeethovenBeethoven,
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sama ada muzik Bach, Beethoven,
bahkan Stockhausen,
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even StockhausenStockhausen,
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or some jazzymenonjol musicmuzik,
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atau muzik jaz,
mereka mendengarnya
dengan bersungguh-sungguh,
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they are openbuka to heardengar it,
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really willingbersedia to listen,
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and they are comfortableselesa doing so.
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dan mereka berada dalam
keadaan yang selesa.
Bila saya ada kelas dengan
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And when classeskelas-kelas come in
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with childrenkanak-kanak who are just a fewbeberapa yearstahun olderlebih tua,
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budak-budak yang lebih
berusia, iaitu 11, 12 tahun,
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11, 12, I feltdirasai that I sometimeskadang-kadang alreadysudah had troublemasalah
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kadangkala saya menghadapi masalah
menyebabkan mereka berada
dalam keadaan tersebut.
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in reachingmencapai them like that.
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The complexitykerumitan of the musicmuzik does becomemenjadi an issueisu,
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Kerumitan muzik merupakan sebuah isu,
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and actuallysebenarnya the opinionspendapat of otherslain-lain
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dan pendapat orang lain, iaitu
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parentsibu bapa, friendskawan-kawan, mediamedia — they startmulakan to countkiraan.
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ibu bapa, kawan-kawan, media
mempunyai pengaruhnya.
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But the youngmuda onesyang, they don't questionsoalan
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Tapi, budak-budak kecil tidak
mempersoalkan pendapat sendiri.
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theirmereka ownsendiri opinionpendapat.
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Mereka sentiasa berasa hairan.
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They are in this constantberterusan statenegeri of wondertertanya-tanya,
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and I do firmlytegas believe that we can keep listeningmendengar
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Saya amat percaya bahawa
kita boleh mendengar muzik
seperti budak-budak
yang berusia 7 tahun ini,
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like these seven-year-oldberusia tujuh tahun childrenkanak-kanak,
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walaupun setelah kita menjadi dewasa.
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even when growingberkembang up.
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Sebab itulah saya bukan saja
bermain piano di dewan konsert,
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And that is why I have playeddimainkan
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not only in the concertkonsert halldewan
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bahkan di atas jalan,
secara dalam talian, di atas langit,
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but alsojuga on the streetjalan, onlinedalam talian, in the airudara:
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untuk merasai kehairanan,
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to feel that statenegeri of wondertertanya-tanya,
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untuk mendengar dengan
bersungguh-sungguh,
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to trulybenar listen,
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dan mendengar tanpa prejudis.
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and to listen withouttanpa prejudiceprejudis.
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Saya menjemput anda
melakukannya sekarang.
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And I would like to invitejemput you
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to do so now.
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(Muzik: George Frideric Handel,
"Chaconne dalam G Major")
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(MusicMuzik: GeorgeGeorge FridericFrideric HandelHandel, "ChaconneChaconne in G MajorUtama."
PerformedDilakukan by DariaDaria vanvan denden BerckenBercken.)
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(Tepukan)
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Terima kasih.
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Thank you.
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Reviewed by PF Ng

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Daria van den Bercken - Pianist
Daria van den Bercken has played piano with major Dutch orchestras, and performed many a recital in her country’s famed concert halls. But her larger vision is to bring classical music to the masses.

Why you should listen

Pianist Daria van den Bercken makes classical music lovers — and those who had no idea that they appreciated this kind of music — listen to classic composers with fresh ears. She has played with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra and the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, and is a regular guest at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. But it’s bringing classic music to unexpected audiences where her passion engages.

While sick with the flu several years ago, Daria discovered the keyboard compositions of George Frideric Handel. She wanted to bring these beautiful works to the masses. With her project ‘Handel at the Piano,’ she played these pieces in unexpected places — even flying with her piano 25-feet over the audience at the Virada Cultural Festival in São Paulo, Brazil. Through a series of concerts, and an album, she asked audiences to rethink Handel.

Daria’s latest project is 'Keys to Mozart,' an effort to breathe new life into Mozart’s piano works. She is preparing to record an album for Sony Classical and will play a series of concerts too.

More profile about the speaker
Daria van den Bercken | Speaker | TED.com