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ARNE WERKMAN

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Portret Arne Werkman

Period

1960 - current

Genre

contemporary classical music

Biography Arne Werkman

Arne Werkman was born in The Hague, The Netherlands, on October 3rd, 1960. He grew up in Switzerland and France. Since 1994, he runs his activities from The Netherlands. Education He had his musical training at the Conservatoire de Genève and read Musicology and Litterature at the Université de Genève. In the ...
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Biography Arne Werkman

1960

Arne Werkman was born in The Hague, The Netherlands, on October 3rd, 1960. He grew up in Switzerland and France. Since 1994, he runs his activities from The Netherlands.


Education

He had his musical training at the Conservatoire de Genève and read Musicology and Litterature at the Université de Genève. In the early ‘90s he further developed his composition with the late Tristan Keuris at the Utrecht Conservatorium.


Compositions

His compositions have been written for and performed by many outstanding Dutch musicians such as the violist Emmy Verhey, bassist Quirijn van Regteren Altena and pianist Peter Beijersbergen van Henegouwen, oboist Pauline Oostenrijk and harpist Manja Smits. In 1992 he took the initiative of composing music for the opening ceremony of parliament by H.M. Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands: 3 Intermezzi were performed by members of the Residentie Orchestra. For violinist Emmy Verhey he wrote Rhapsodie for violin and orchestra (1994). In February 2000 Alice in Wonderland - based on Lewis Carroll’s book - for violin and string orchestra, had its première in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. In July 2002 his 4 Episodes for 8 harps and orchestra had its première in the Victoria Hall in Geneva, Switzerland, with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande conducted by R. Brogli-Sacher. In October 2005 the first performance of Quatre Pièces pour six Harpes, commissioned by the French harp-builder Camac, took place during the Journées de la Harpe in Arles (France) and in November 2005 was the première of Trois Mouvements pour Quatre Harpes by the Swiss harp quartet 'Harpège', in the Abbaye de Pomier, in France nearby the Swiss border of Geneva. In January 2006 was the performance of Caprice for violin, 'cello, piano and harp in the Rachmaninoff Hall of the Moscow Conservatory during the Coming home festival.


Prizes

In 1994 the Loam/Huismuziek Foundation awarded him a prize: the commission to compose a work for double string quartet.

Compact discs
- Rhapsodie (1994) version for violin and ensemble: Emmy Verhey and Camerata Antonio Lucio (CD Lucio Records no. 3 ) : Marleen Hemmer, Haydn Jeugd Strijkorkest, cond. Ben de Ligt (CD Haydn Unlimited 2000-01)
- Divertimento pour Orchestre à Cordes (1998): Camerata Antonio Lucio (CD Lucio Records no. 4)
- Caprice pour violon, violoncelle, harpe et piano (2000): Cécile Huynen, Mariëtte Landheer, Manja Smits, Marianna Boer (CD Quatre Reines à l’Espagnole Stemra QR-2000-01)
- Variations pour Hautbois & Harpe (1999): Pauline Oostenrijk and Manja Smits (CD Mobile no. 1)
- Quatre Pièces pour Contrebasse & Piano (1995): Quirijn van Regteren Altena and Peter Beijersbergen van Henegouwen (CD Pantomime Aristo 1002)

Arne Werkman
(2007)

Pauline Oostenrijk

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