July 7, 2016

“It’s very clear that Hoekstra got his inspiration from Mozart, to whose music the piece is related. He must have had a great deal of fun elaborating on the “Leitmotiv’, which had haunted him for some time, turning it into this very appealing composition. Merry, colour...

July 7, 2016

Sunday July 3rd: mini-interview in Podium on Tour, Podium Witteman, about 2nd String Quartet (written in 2004 - in 1800's style!). (@ ca.3min50). 

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 15, 2015


Today both the Leeuwarder Courant and the Friesch Dagblad mentioned the triumphing Frysk Jeugd Orkest and the role of 'Saga' in their performance. 

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...

June 3, 2015


This month, the Symphonic Poem 'Saga, soundtrack to the life of a forgotten hero' is being used in an educational program for school children. The work wil be performed by the Frysk jeugd Orkest on the estate of Lauswolt, near Beetserzwaag in Fryslân, on June 17th, an...

July 1, 2014

In the Friesch Dagblad an article was published, this summer, about my endeavours in writing music. The article deals with both my musical and professional career and how to combine them both with having a busy family life. 

April 1, 2013

It would seem that nowadays I have my own page on the website of the Frisian Music Archive. A bio can be found there, and some compositions that have not yet been published can be ordered there quite easily. 

Here is the link to the website. 



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