composer/componist, orchestrator/arrangeur, conductor/ koordirigent
Born in a musical family I already became a french horn player at the age of ten. At first in the wind orchestra of the states mine Emma (the later DSM Orchestra) and when I grew up, beside study and job, also in several other orchestras. The last one in which I made music was the Nijmegen Symphony Orchestra (Symfonie Orkest Nijmegen). Unfortunately, due to an injury, I was forced to take leave of my beloved instrument too soon.
Since the year 1979 my musical activity also developed towards conducting and mastering a choir. For me, it definitely is a challenge and a great passion to enthusiast amateur singers and/or amateur musicians to achieve on a level as high as possible. Many choirs, from pop to classical, already used my expertise.
From 2008 till december 2016 I was the conductor/choirmaster of the Deurnes Mannenkoor (DMK) www.deurnesmannenkoor.nl,
Since November 2013 I am also leading a regional choir, Streekkoor Canthonis www.canthonis.nl Canthonis is known by her concerts with orchestra and professional vocal soloists.
From February 2017 till May 2017 I worked as conductor (ad interim) with the Boxmeer Vocaal Ensemble www.boxmeersvocaalensemble.nl
Should your choir (if located in the region around Nijmegen) also need a conductor(ad interim).....
or should a group be interested in a workshop vocalisation and/or chorus training.....
or should a choir, orchestra and other musical ensembles need a composition or arrangement.....
Please contact me.
1957 - 1997
Diploma conductor/choirmaster SNK/FNZ basic and diploma conductor/choirmaster SNK/VNK advanced.
Teachers: Jan Eelkema, Joop Schets, Wim Thijsse, Jaap Hillen and Paul Hameleers.
Diploma harmonics, arrangements level 1 and 2 and composition at the ArtEZ Academy of Music Arnhem, division Jazz & Pop
Teachers: Clemens Horn and Dolf de Kinkelder.
Classes 'Creating and Producing Professional Music' Logic Pro 8 and Logic Studio
Classes 'Creating and Producing Professional Music' Logic Pro X
Born in a family in which everyone had a library membership card, beside the need for outdoor playing, we were also urged for reading books. So it happened that at a very early stage I became interested in reading, text in general, text for drama and as a member of the children’s choir also in lyrics.
Despite that, it is just many years later, after a few studies and during my job in the medical world, the reading and the passion for text, lyrics and stories strikes me again. Perhaps even more, than before. The need to express myself, and the need to write increases every day, but it is not untill 2011 that I am able to lead the life of a writer.
1967 - 2003
1975 - 1989
1992 and 1993
Drama classes at Arthouse De Lindenberg in Nijmegen.
Writing and performing the musical play: Van krop naar kruis
Writing and performing the musical play: Endelea
2010 and 2011
Classes “creative writing” and “story writing”
Teacher: author Anja Sicking for the Leiden Education Institute
Occasionally writing columns
Publication first novel: In de schaduw van het licht
Publication second novel: Artseneed