Lies Beijerinck, a.k.a. ‘Didge-mother of Holland’, plays the didgeridoo since 1993. Although classically trained in harp and cello, Lies developed her own style busking on the streets, and was soon discovered by the Amsterdam dance scene, subsequently playing with DJ Tiesto in front of 25.000 people. As well playing all the major stages in Amsterdam, each summer she traveled throughout Europe as a solo artist or with different bands, and has recently toured Israel, Argentina, Mexico and Australia.
Lately she was asked to play some new pieces, like ‘This Precious Earth’, written by Jonathan Bielby, performed at Wakefield Cathedral. One piece especially written for her which she performed in Milan some years ago.
Also Lies performed Peter Sculthorpe’s ‘From Ubirr’, with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, in Amsterdam.
As a teacher, Lies is in demand across Europe. Next to this she travels to South-Africa to teach special education through music as part of ‘Stichting Klawer’, an organisation committed to the artistic and cultural education of children in the Western Cape. Lately she also started working as a didgeridoo clown at children’s parties and festivals.
Lies is known for her powerful percussive style and clear harmonics, and is one of the finest exponents of the didgeridoo in the world. She has undertaken master-classes in Australia with Djalu Gurruwiwi, opening the door of traditional playing to female didgeridoo artists.