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October 6, 2014: Chamber Music by Dutch composer Jacques Goudappel (1911 - 1995) has been released on cd, with Marcel as pianist. For more information click here

July 10, 2014: have a look at Marcel's pictures of his trips to France and Egypt

May 24, 2014: have a look at Marcel's pictures of his trips to Algiers and Kosovo

March 6, 2014: Marcel's new album is out: Baltic Souls - Music from the Baltic Countries

November 29, 2013: release of Marcels new CD - 'Francisco Mignone - Brazilian Dances for Piano' with an extensive selection from the pianoworks by Francisco Mignone (1897 - 1986), a well balanced mixture of European belcanto, Chopin and Brazilian rhythms.

September 24, 2013: Marcels new CD will be released on October 14 coming and can be ordered already now: chambermusic and songs by Leo Kok (1893-1992) recorded for the first time by Irene Maessen (soprano), Ursula Schoch (violin) and Marcel Worms (piano). Music of an adventurer (composer, pianist, soccerplayer, conscentious objector, resistance fighter and freethinker) who experienced almost the whole 20th century and who integrated French Impressionism as well as German Romanticism in his compositions.

July 31, 2013: have a look at trip that Marcel made to Brazil in preparation for an album with music from Francisco Mignone

June 3, 2013: have a look at Marcel's pictures of Baku (Azerbeidzjan)

April 3, 2013: have a look at the pictures of Marcels visit to Kuwait and Oman

January 27, 2013: have a look at the pictures of Marcels visit to Surinam

October 4, 2012: have a look at the pictures of Marcels Russian concerttour

October 7, 2012: Marcels new album has been released including a combination of Bachs' Goldbergvariations and 'Metamorphosis; by Philip Glass, two very different views on the idea of musical variaion

May 29, 2012: have a look at the pictures of Marcels Nigeria tour

March 21, 2012: you can read now the article about Marcels visit to Oman in 'the Oman Times' of March 7

March 20, 2012: have a look at the pictures of Marcels trip to Muscat, Dubai and Abu Dhabi

September 16, 2011: Marcels new CD will be presented today at the Festival of Dutch Chambermusic in Amsterdam: 'Made in Holland - 17 New Dutch Blues' For more information: surf to discography

July 15, 2011: have a look at the pictures of Marcels trip to Macedonia

July 10, 2011: have a look at the pictures of the recording of an album with music from composer Leo Kok in Cologne

June 23, 2011: have a look at the pictures of Marcels trip to Cremona and Paris

April 22, 2011: a new cd has been released by the Leo Smit ensemble (with Marcel as pianist)with music by the Polish-French composer Szymon Laks (1901 - 1983). Laks was taken to Auschwitz in 1942 where he became 'Kapelmeister' (conductor) of the camp orchestra, after having worked already in this orchestra as a violinist and arranger. In this way he survived the war and could start working as a composer again after the liberation. For more information and for ordering the cd click here.

December 19, 2010: Have a look at pictures from Marcels trip to Istanbul and Sudan

September 30, 2010: Marcel has recorded a double CD with the Leo Smit Ensemble with music by the Dutch composer Rosy Wertheim (1888 - 1949). More information

July 18, 2010: Have a look at pictures from Marcels trip to Tanzania and Zanzibar

June 5, 2010: Have a look at pictures from Marcels trip to Rwanda

May 15, 2010: A number of recording by Marcel Worms can be seen on Youtube now. Watch for example Tûran Blues by the Tunesian composer Mohamed-Ali Kammoun

April 30, 2010: Pictures of Marcels trip to Burkina Faso are here

April 17, 2010: Marcels CD Federico Mompou - Unpublished Works for Piano gets the highest rating (5 notes) in the Spanish music magazine Melómania

November 25, 2009: listen now to some musical fragments from Marcels new cd Federico Mompou - Unpublished works for piano

November 21, 2009: you can now see pictures from Marcels concert tour to Sudan, October 27 - November 4 2009

November 7, 2009: Marcels new album has been released: Federico Mompou - Unpublished works for piano. It's the first cd-recording of these unpublished works by Mompou, discovered in 2008.

October 24, 2009: from now on a number of videoclips of Marcel can be watched at this site, just click here

September 11, 2009, PRESS-RELEASE Many unpublished , unknown works by Federico Mompou discovered in Barcelona: In 1987 the Spanish composer Federico Mompou passed away in Barcelona. His widow, pianist Carmen Bravo, has been living in the couple’s house until her death in 2007.
While clearing up the house in 2008 three files have been found containing dozens of unknown, unpublished scores by Mompou. Read the whole press-release here

September 8, 2009: now watch parts of the open air concert Marcel gave on August 22 in Amsterdam with jazz pianist Robert Rook on YouTube

July 10, 2009: with the Leo Smit Ensemble Marcel recorded a CD with chamber music by dutch composer Dick Kattenburg. Dick Kattenburg was murdered in Auschwitz when he was only 24 years old. His two works for flute and piano have been recorded before by Marcel and flutist Eleonore Pameijer. Most iof his other chamber music works have been released now on CD for the first time.

July 9, 2009: you can see now the pictures of Marcels concerttour to Barcelona

July 4, 2009: you can see now the pictures of Marcels concerttour to Rostock

June 2, 2009: you can see now the pictures of Marcels concerttour to Kosovo and Albania

April 25, 2009: Have a look at the pictures of Marcel's visit to Uganda

April 19, 2009: German music publisher Peer Music will publish three albums in 2009 with an anthology from Marcels international bluesproject, entitled 'Blues Beyond Borders'. On the Frankfurt Music Fair the first album was presented and Marcel played a small selection from the repertoire.

October 19, 2008: You can have a look now at the pictures of Marcel's visit to Cuba

October 2, 2008: You can have a look now at the pictures of Marcel's visit to Madrid

September 7, 2008: Challenge Classics label has released a new album with the complete chamber music of the Dutch composer Agnes Jama (1911-1993). Her music is rarely performed nowadays and this is undeserved. Notwithstanding the evident influences of i.e. Débussy, Bartók and Messiaen, her work shows a very personal style with a vital sense of rhythm and spicy harmonies. That makes her music worth listening to.
Besides Marcel the following musicians also can be heard on this CD: Soesja Citroen (voice, daughter of the composer), Irene Maessen (soprano), Helena Rasker (mezzo-soprano), Ursula Schoch (violin), Ivar Berix (clarinet) en Daniël Esser (violoncello).
Click here for more details and to order the album.

September 6, 2008: Check out the recent review on Marcel's new Nin-Culmell in the Spanish classical music magazine Mélomania

September 4, 2008: You can have a look now at the pictures of Marcel's visit to Colombia

July 26, 2008: You can have a look now at the pictures of Marcel's visit to Prague and Theresiënstadt (June 19-23 2008)

May 31, 2008: release of a double CD on the dutch Attacca label with chamber music by the dutch composer Jacques Beers (1902 - 1947). Maurice Ravel spoke about Beers as 'Musicien d'avenir', composer of the future. Because of his premature death his vital, transparant and often jazzy music fell into oblivion. Thanks to the initiative of flutist Eleonore Pameijer and musicologist Jurjen Vis it can be heard again. Besides Marcel the following musicians can be heard on the album: Irene Maessen (soprano), Marcel Beekman (tenor), Eleonore Pameijer (flute), Ursula Schoch (violin) and Marcel's pianocolleagues Marja Bon and Frans van Ruth. Click here for more details and to order the album.

June 5, 2008: see the pictures of Marcel's visit to the 104 year old Czech pianist Alice Herz-Sommer who is currently living in London

May 11, 2008: you can listen to previews of the new album: listen here

April 28, 2008: Marcel's new CD has been released now: on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Cuban-Spanish composer Joaquin Nin-Culmell (1908-2004) Marcel recorded most of his works for piano. Nin-Culmells music is still wongly not widely known. The music is very spanish, vital and spicy and has hardly been recorded. For more information and to order this CD: see discography

February 3, 2008: check out the pictures of Marcel's tour through the USA