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CHRISTINA VIOLA OOREBEEK

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Period

1944 - current

Genre

contemporary classical music

Online

www.christinaoorebeek.com

Biography Christina Viola Oorebeek

Christina Viola Oorebeek (November 7, 1944) is an American-Dutch citizen. She immersed herself in music as a profession at 21, teaching herself as much as possible about jazz and blues music. In these years she went on to study classical Indian music at the school of Ravi Shankar in Los Angeles, ...
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1999   Ivo Janssen

Biography Christina Viola Oorebeek

1944

Christina Viola Oorebeek (November 7, 1944) is an American-Dutch citizen.
She immersed herself in music as a profession at 21, teaching herself as much as possible about jazz and blues music. In these years she went on to study classical Indian music at the school of Ravi Shankar in Los Angeles, and later, sang in an semi-acoustic rock band in San Francisco.

After a long period of working as a teacher and improvising pianist at the Dance department for dance majors at the Arts College in Amsterdam, during which time she earned a teaching degree at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with pianist Willem Brons, she decided that 'making' autonomous music was the most important thread which she wanted to follow. And so, she commenced officially on her career as a composer at age 50, studying composition at the Rotterdam Conservatory with Klaas de Vries and Peter-Jan Wagemans. She was granted the Composition Prize upon graduation in 1999. At the Conservatory of Amsterdam, she studied instrumentation with Theo Verbey. She took part in master classes with Magnus Lindberg in Amsterdam and Toshio Hosokawa at the Akiyoshidai Music Festival in Japan.

These experiences have formed a pluriform pool of musical influences and experiences for her composing work. Her ideal is to exist in a continual state of (re)discovery and invention.
Christina Viola Oorebeek won a prize in the International Dutilleux Concours (1999) with Tremors and Quakes for piano and at the Gaudeamus Young Composers Workshop in the Netherlands (1997) with (into)The Heart of the Matter. She was invited to teach workshops at the New Music Indaba Festival in South Africa in June, 2003 with Theo Loevendie and Kevin Volans.
Her work has been played in Barcelona, the Music Factory Festival in Norway, the Feniks Festival in Antwerp, the 2002 ISCM World Music Days in Yokohama, Japan, the New Music Indaba in South Africa, in Italy, France, and the United States. In the Netherlands, her work has been played recently in Amsterdam in the Gaudeamus Music Theatre Festival (2004), the Festival 'Live' for electro-acoustic music (2006), the Concertgebouw (2006), and in many other venues in the country. She has had commissions from, among others, Nieuw Ensemble, Aurelia Saxhophone Quartet, Ivo Janssen (piano), the Doelenensemble, Ensemble Insomnio, Calefax, Multifoon (chromatic gamelan) and Arnold Marinissen (percussion). Her recent interest in electro-acoustic music has been supported by temporary residencies at STEIM in Amsterdam, in 2002, 2004 and 2006 for ...and god invented dice, a semi-theatrical concert piece, her science fiction chamber opera The Pitch Shifter and the series Chromotoy I-III.

C.V. Oorebeek
2007

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