February 1, 2020

On March 1st cellist and fellow composer Nicholas Denton Protsack will be performing 'Bop Toccata' in San Francisco, in what will be the United States Premiere of 'Bop Toccata'! Earlier this winter, 'Bop Toccata' emerged victorious in the Hot Air Music international Ca...

January 23, 2020

'Bop Toccata' emerged victorious in the Hot Air Music international Call for Scores. 

So, on March 1st 'Bop Toccata' will be performed in San Francisco, in what will become the United States Premiere!

I'll keep you informed about the precise performing details. In the me...

September 28, 2018

Last year I was admitted to Compose4you, a project by Donemus, Nieuw Geneco and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, that aims to stimulate commissions of new compositions by private individuals and by organizations.

I'm very honored that this week I...

August 7, 2015

 

This summer Sipke Hoekstra was admitted to Nieuw GeNeCo, the association for Dutch professional composers. 

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 1, 2015

Now available in the Highland Music catalogue: 'Saga, soundtrack to the life of a forgotten hero'. This symphonic poem blew off the roof of the prestigious concert hall De Doelen in Rotterdam, in the winning performance by the Frysk Jeugd Orkest; they won a well deserv...

April 29, 2015

Today I won a Third Prize in the Malta International Composition Competition with my Third String Quartet, 'First Movement.' The String Quartet can be ordered with DMP Publishers in Antwerp, Belgium. www.dmp.be

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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