After making passionate love, there comes the tender acquiescence: Wende Snijders and Sinfonietta are a match made in heaven

These song arrangements are so powerful, they will make you forget the original versions. Read more

The iconic singer David Bowie, whose new album came out just last week, died on Sunday January, 10th. 2016 aged 69 in New York .
DWDD dedicated the whole broadcast to David Bowie.
Wende performed HEROES together with Maarten van Damme & The Red Limo String Quartet.

Tour Wende & Amsterdam Sinfonietta is about to start

Amsterdam Sinfonietta’s annual concert series ‘Broader than classical’ will have it’s kick off tonight in Enschede. Wende & Amsterdam Sinfonietta will share the stage in 10 venues throughout the Netherlands. Amsterdam and Leiden are already sold out.


Amsterdam Sinfonietta’s annual concert series ‘Broader than classical’, a programme featuring collaborations with artists outside the classical world, has firmly established itself upon the live music scene. The tour is completely sold out, every year. Following artists such as Patrick Watson, De Dijk and last year’s success Ludovico Einaudi, this year the Amsterdam Sinfonietta will share the stage with the multi-talented singer and performer Wende. They will perform ten concerts throughout the Netherlands. Read more

Wende nominated for Golden Calf

Yesterday evening in Amsterdam, live at the daily talkshow DWDD (De Wereld Draait Door) the nominations were announced for the Golden Calfs (Gouden Kalveren) 2015, the Grand Prix of the Dutch film. TV host Matthijs van Nieuwkerk announced the nominations for Best Film, Best Actress and Best Actor.
Wende was nominated in the category Best Actress for her lead role in ZURICH. Other nominees in this category are Kim van Kooten, Maria Kraakman, Georgina Verbaan and Eliste van’t Laar.

The Golden Calves are awarded on Friday 2nd October in the Beatrix Theatre, the closing night of the Dutch Film Festival.


On August 28, Wende and Amsterdam Sinfonietta will reunite for the first time since their collaboration in 2010. Performing at the opening night of the FESTIVALHART at Zeeland Nazomer Festival 2015, they will present a sneak preview of their newest work. This programme will be toured throughout the concert halls of the Netherlands from January 2016. Read more


This week the SUMMER SYMPHONY SESSIONS wil play at 3 unique locations in the Netherlands. This evenening Wende and her band will bring a concert together with the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra (Het Gelders Orkest). Wende will bring her songs of Last Resistance in the unique arrangements for band & orchestra.
24th of June – Paradiso – Amsterdam
26th of June – Openluchttheater De Kersouwe – Heeswijk Dinther
28th of June – Openluchttheater Caprera – Bloemendaal Read more

WENDE & TYPHOON in Carré on the 4th of May.

On the 4th of may at 21.00 hours, various shows about World War II will play simultaneously, across the country.
This night, 70 years after the liberation, Wende and Typhoon will meet each other in the arena of Carré. Read more

ZURICH wins CICAE Art Cinema Award at Berlinale

ZURICH, the new feature film by director Sacha Polak and screenwriter Helena van der Meulen, won the CICAE Art Cinema Award at the 65th Edition of the International Film festival in Berlin the CICAE Art Cinema Award. This award was given by a jury of the International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas to the best Film in the section ‘FORUM’. Read more

‘Reminiscent of a young Frances McDormand at times, Snijders’ performance radiates raw conviction, even when Nina is at her most unhinged and unsympathetic’

‘Zurich is a sensually seductive experience’

‘Polak and van der Meulen clearly have bright futures in film-making’

‘Zurich is an arresting character study of a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown’