dj von rosenthal de la vegaz

photo by andrea terlaak for nrc
photo by andrea terlaak for nrc

Von Rosenthal is a dj who only plays & mixes classical music, no beats. He's educated at the Royal Conservertoire in The Hague, Holland and composed scores for theatre plays and ballet. In 2002 he started dj-ing electronic music. In 2009 he decided to bring his love for classical music on the turn tables. Von Rosenthal dj-ed at several festivals (Motel Mozaique, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Lowlands Festival a/o) and performed as support act for bands like De Staat, Vive la Fête and The Bloody Beetroots.


Von Rosenthal mixes Steve Reich, Mahler’s Adagietto and arias of his favorite soprano’s Kiri Te Kanawa, Johannette Zomer, Victoria de los Angeles and Cecilia Bartoli, spiced with sountracks like Out of Africa , A Single Man and anything by Max Richter.


Von Rosenthal is sponsored by Ableton Live.

'I've always disliked the sectarianism in music: dance, alternative, rock...It was a relief when dj's started to play it all, mixing eclectic, but I want to go a step further. I think as a dj you  can also make your 'sound' by totally ignoring beats. You don't necessarely need them.' (Klinch, May 2010)