The SoundLake duo was formed through Jules Baeten’s participation in the Dutch young talent competition, Classic Young Masters. They selected the unique work “Rare Sugar” by Australian composer Nigel Westlake as their repertoire for the finale. Subsequently, their final performance was broadcast on the Belgian radio station Klara. Jules and Elisabeth received acclaim for their detailed and compelling ensemble playing, which led to Jules receiving the Classic Young Masters Award. After this successful collaboration, they decided to develop further as a duo.

Since their involvement in Classic Young Masters, they have enjoyed regular opportunities to perform in both Belgium and the Netherlands. Notable highlights of the duo include performances at the Doelen in Rotterdam, a television appearance on Podium Witteman (now Podium Klassiek), a recital at the Rosa Spier Huis, and participation in the Klara festival.

The video recordings you will find on this page were made possible by the Willem Mengelberg Foundation and Classic Young Masters. These recordings underscore the duo’s mission; alongside the classical repertoire, they showcase innovative, revolutionary, and lesser-known compositions while weaving a remarkable narrative.