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March 12, 2018

The Frisian Chamber Orchestra will be performing the prizewinning orchestral piece 'Saga' (Akoesticum Prize and First Prize during National Youth Orchestra Competition in 2015) in November 2018: Saturday November 17th in Leeuwarden and Sunday November 18th in Surhuiste...

May 15, 2017

"[This commission] resulted in Spectrum a 4, consisting of three contrasting parts, which premiered yesterday. After an opening movement full of moods and colours almost changing manically, with an at times hammering piano on a sub-surface which radiated nervousness, r...

April 20, 2017

May 14th is going to be a special day: three of my more recent works will be performed for the first time! In Drachten, De Lawei, the renown Colori Ensemble will introduce to the world my Quartet 'Spectrum a 4', published by Donemus in 2016. That same afternoon in the...

September 23, 2016

This month, Donemus published 'Spectrum a 4', a quartet for flute, oboe, marimba and piano, commissioned by the Colori Quartet. Worldpremiere is due May 2017. 

September 8, 2016

 Earlier this month Donemus published my second cantata, 'The Passion of Prometheus', a commissioned work for Soloists, Choir, Harp, Organ and Cello. Worldpremiere is due March 2017.

April 6, 2016

There will be a (partial) broadcasting of parts of the 2nd and 3rd Movement on June 3rd on Omrop Fryslân, performed by the Regina Forte String Quartet, during the show Noardewyn. Three complete performances of 2nd String Quartet will follow in June: June 5th (Swichum),...

June 13, 2015

The Frysk Jeugd Orkest won the First Prize of the National Competition of Youth Orchestra's of the Netherlands 2015, partly by performing my symphonic poem 'Saga.' Many thanks and respect for the orchestra their conductor, Theo Brouwer​, and their wonderful coaches! A...

March 6, 2015

 

For their successful premiere of my 'Saga', on Saturday Febreruary 28th, the FJO won the Akoesticum Prize. They also got selected for the finales of the National Youth Orchestra Competition of the Netherlands 2015, in De Doelen, Rotterdam, on June 13th 2015. 

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