The Dutch brothers are royal favourites and have collaborated with Sir Neville Marriner. Now they’re coming to Australia.
Dutch classical pianists Lucas and Arthur Jussen have been royal favourites for more than a decade – and the brothers are still only 23 and 20 respectively. They first played for the Dutch Royal Family in 2005, aged just 12 and eight, in the presence of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. On Wednesday November 2, they will perform with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House at a concert hosted by Queen Beatrix’s son and successor, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima. The one-off concert is hosted by the Dutch Royals to thank the Australian people for their hospitality during a five-day visit at the invitation of the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Peter Cosgrove.
Brothers Lucas and Arthur Jussen. Photo: supplied
It’s the first time the young pianists have been to Australia – “we’re very excited, I must say”, enthuses Lucas – but not their first time they have performed for the Royal couple. “We have been very lucky and honoured to have joined...