International carillonist to rock & roll with Metallica

Media Release

21 October 2016

Internationally renowned Dutch carillonist Frank Steijns will play Metallica’s Nothing else matters, tangos and a suite from Beauty and the Beast in a one-off concert at the National Carillon on Monday 24 October.

Steijns is violinist, arranger, composer and pianist with Andre Rieu’s Johan Strauss Orchestra. Steijns studied carillon graduating with the highest honours in 1991 from the Royal carillon school in Mechelen (Belgium) and is carillonist for three cities in the Netherlands.

Steijns is playing as part of the National Capital Authority’s program of carillon performances by international, Australian and local artists.

The Carillon is a national monument and performance space with 55 bells making it one of the largest in the world. This is a rare opportunity for Steijns to play on such a large instrument.

The best place for listeners is within 100 metres radius with a clear view of the Carillon.

Steijns will be available to meet at the base of the Carillon at the end of the recital.

Local carillonists perform at the National Carillon every Wednesday and Sunday, 12.30 – 1.20 pm.

When: Monday 24 October 2016

Time:  Arrive 12.15 pm for 12.30 pm start

Where: National Carillon, Aspen Island