MusicPaintingLIVE: a new performance genre where classical music unites the piano and canvas in perfect sync. Accomplished artists in their own right, pianist Reinis Zariņš  and painter Maryleen Schiltkamp together have created a new dimension to listening. In their performances, masterpieces of piano repertoire are directly translated into stunning artworks which are highly personal yet fully aligned with the musical text. They have presented this unique concept in prestigious festivals and venues in the United Kingdom, Latvia and the Netherlands.

TRAILER The Rite of Spring 2024

Stravinsky’s RITE in Riga! – 17 June 2023, 19:00 @Hanzas Perons, Riga (LV)

Photo’s by Jānis Porietis:

Reinis Zariņš & Maryleen Schiltkamp; “Atmošanās”
Hanzas perons 17 June 2023

The RITE; Dance of the Earth – Musicpainting detail of larger artwork created during live music.

Reinis Zariņš & Maryleen Schiltkamp in a musicpaintingLIVE concert performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring as part of the program AWAKENING

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Latvian article at the online cultural platform: Arterritory

Interview with Una Meistere for Arterritory (LV)

The RITE …. in process!

Reinis Zariņš  and Maryleen Schiltkamp join their creative strenghts in an earth-shattering and electrifying concept of Stravinsky’s iconic piece Le Sacre du Printemps.  Studio rehearsals, Amsterdam; June 2021 and January 2023.

The RITE Team: Reinis Zariņš  and Maryleen Schiltkamp        Portrait Photo’s by Saskia Bakker 2023

Studio rehearsal for The RITE; Maryleen using acrylic paints and soil on canvas, while Reinis plays a 2-hands piano-arrangement of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring; Amsterdam, January 2023



musicpaintingLIVE clip: La Valse – Ravel.  Cēsis concert hall 2017

At Vidzemes koncertzāle Cēsis during our musicpaintingLIVE performance of Messiaen’s ‘Par Lui…’
With pianist Reinis Zariņš  July 28th, 2017 Cēsis (Latvia)

Promo clip in process: Ravel- ‘La Valse’; MusicpaintingLIVE with Reinis and Maryleen
at Vidzemes koncertzāle, Cēsis

“Bold fusion of two creative minds leaving lasting impact of beauty”, – Arturs Maskats, award winning Latvian composer, Cesis 2017

LIVE concert video of Bach Busoni Chaconne
LIVE concert video of Messiaen’s ‘Par Lui Tout A Été Fait’ (Vingt Regards)

Poster Vidzemes koncertzāle, Cēsis (Latvia)

Bach/Busoni Chaconne – detail of musicpainting canvas during our concert performance at Vidzemes koncertzāle Cēsis (2017)


Shostakovich Prelude & Fugue No 24 – detail of musicpainting canvas during live concert at Amsterdam Hermitage; festival Winteravonden aan de Amstel, 2018

Video clip Shostakovich Prelude & Fugue No.24

Flyer for MusicpaintingLIVE concert at Amsterdam Hermitage; festival Winteravonden aan de Amstel, december 2018