Dutch pianist Folke Nauta died at the age of 50. Nauta was considered a promising piano talent at an early age. At the age of 12 he was admitted to the preparatory course for exceptionally gifted students at the Zwolle Conservatory.

He continued his studies at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. Winner of many competitions, he was known as a talented musician. He focused a lot on unknown repertoire.

Physical adversity came in the form of focal dystonia. Due to adhered tendons in his wrist, he lost control of his right hand. To keep playing anyway, he turned to piano repertoire composed for the left hand.

Together with the Prisma String Trio and clarinetist Lars Wouters van de Oudenweijer, he recorded rarely heard left-hand repertoire.

Musik mit Klavier für die linke Hand

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