Jonas Borchert, a 21-year-old student from Ibiza in Spain, has won a spot on the line up of Welcome to the Village thanks to a piano performance at the Leeuwarden train station.
Translation by Traci White
Since January, travellers at the central train station in Leeuwarden have been encouraged to film themselves playing the red Capital of Culture piano and upload it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #stationspianoLF2018.
The winner turned out to be Borchert, who has been studying in Leeuwarden for two years. The Leeuwarder Courant reports that Borchert, who is studying international hospitality management at NHL Stenden, began learning to play the piano when he was five years old. Borchert’s bluesy performance impressed the jury enough to earn him a spot alongside the likes of tUnE-yArDs and Mark Lanegan.