2014-2015: composer in residence @Noord Nederlands Orkest

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In season 2014-2015 I will be composer in residence at the Noord Nederlands Orkest. This year, I will be composing a festive overture for the opening of the renovated De Lawei in Drachten. I will also write another new work, plus a Steve Reich orchestration. And I will be writing a weblog for the NNO on a regular basis, dealing with subjects like composing for orchestra and the like.

NNO is highly praised for its artistic accomplishments during the last few years. Paul Janssens, critic for Mens en Melodie (June 2003), acclaimed magazine for classical musical professionals, described the NNO as “The best and most adventurous regional orchestra of the Netherlands”.

Each season many Dutch and world premieres as well as the high level of performance contribute to this point of view. In 2006 the orchestra was nominated for the prestigious VSCD Klassieke Muziekprijs (Classical Music Award of the association for the combined theaters and concert halls in the Netherlands) “for it’s adventurous and daring programming of classical repertoire and other styles of music”.

I'll keep you posted!