Duo Muskens-Roudier

The Muskens-Roudier Duo was created in 2019 by Nicolas Roudier and pianofortist Anders Muskens to bring together exceptional horns and pianofortes from 1800 to 1900, and play late-classical and romantic music with a heartfelt historical approach. The duo is based in The Hague, Netherlands, and gives concerts on an international scale.

Nicolas and Anders with the 1845 Roller-Blanchet piano which belonged to the sister of King Louis-Philippe, Adélaïde.

A passion for historical sounds

Nicolas and Anders share the same ever-growing interest for period instruments and their diversity of sounds, identities, colours and nuances. They joined forces to present an original and multi-faced horn & piano duo that switches instruments and personalities according to the repertoire played.

A search for innovation

The duo constantly aims to expand the borders of historically informed performance by bringing forgotten repertoire forward, combining rare instruments and looking for new and original ways to bring early music to the public.

Our first CD is out !

Our collaboration started out with an exceptional recording, A Horn Story, featuring premieres of rare pieces and no less than 8 original instruments from the beginning to the end of the XIXth century. The CD will take you on a journey through a scope of styles, sounds and techniques.