Born in The Netherlands in 1990, Alexander Kraft van Ermel’s roots lie
in the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao. He grew up on Curacao, and
from an early age he received piano lessons from his grandfather, the
Antillean pianist and composer Willem Statius Muller.
At age 18 Alexander moved to The Netherlands to continue his piano
studies under Alan Weiss at the Utrecht Conservatory. His love for
music did not stop at listening and performing, but extended to
pursuing the truth behind art. This pursuit led him to study philosophy
at the University of Amsterdam.
Alexander is a familiar face at Antillean events in The Netherlands and
regularly performs as the musical feature. He also performs concert-
lectures where he discusses philosophical concepts with classical music.
He is planned to tour the Dutch Antilles next summer in a program that
highlights the artistic contribution of the former colonies.