Remember Daria van den Bercken? She took her passion for Handel on her bike around Amsterdam and wound up inviting strangers to her house for a sampling of sonatas. All on video, of course.
Well, Daria’s enterprise has won her a date at the Concertgebouw (October 25) and a contract with Sony for her first record. It’s a limited deal, but it’s all her own doing. She crowd-funded the recording, persuaded the in-demand Michael Fine to produce it and lined up a string of recitals to support it – Concertgebouw, Vredenburg, De Doelen.
What’s more, she has done it without an agent. She signed the deal today.
They used to say you could never get a record label interested unless you were with one of the big agencies. Well, Daria’s done it her way, and she’s going strong.