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DAAN VERLAAN

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Period

1978 - current

Genre

contemporary classical music

Biography Daan Verlaan

Daan Verlaan was born on January 28, 1978. Education He studied classical languages at the University of Leiden. He followed composition lessons with Jeff Hamburg and Burkhardt Söll. In 2006 he graduated from the Rotterdam Conservatorium where he studied with Klaas de Vries, Peter-Jan Wagemans and Robin the Raaff and electronic ...
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Biography Daan Verlaan

1978

Daan Verlaan was born on January 28, 1978.


Education

He studied classical languages at the University of Leiden. He followed composition lessons with Jeff Hamburg and Burkhardt Söll. In 2006 he graduated from the Rotterdam Conservatorium where he studied with Klaas de Vries, Peter-Jan Wagemans and Robin the Raaff and electronic music with René Uijlenhoet.


Activities

During his studies at the University of Leiden he played violoncello and harp in several ensembles and sang in among others, the Dutch Student Chamber Choir. Moreover he made pop music in an unorthodox way which led to a place in the finals of the Grote Prijs van Nederland in 1997.


Compositions

Daan Verlaan began notating music at the age of fifteen. At that time he wrote music for a theater production at school. During his time at university he had already written several pieces for amateur ensembles. His work has been performed by, among others, the ASKO, the Radio Symphony Orchestra, Dutch Student Chamber Choir, and the Holland Symfonia. In his compositions (classical) literature frequently plays an important role as inspiration source, and even as structurally musical given. Thus Verlaan worked on a series of compositions based on the literary phenomenon of the 'Katabasis'. The orchestral piece The Quickest Girl in The Frying-pan was the first in this series. Katabasis No. 2, written for the Dutch Student Chamber Choir, was performed during their national tour in February 2004. Katabasis No. 3 was written for the ASKO Ensemble in 2005.


Prizes

During the National Composition Contest for Young Composers up to 18 years Verlaan won the third prize with Nixie (1995), for clarinet, harp, 2 violins and cello. He was awarde the NOG Publieksprijs during the Young Composers Project 2004 of the Holland Symfonia with The Quickest Girl In The Frying Pan. In October 2005 he received the Jan van Vlijmen Prize and in 2006 the second prize of the Laurens Bach Collegium for the choral composition 4 songs after poems by e.e.cummings.

Daan Verlaan
(2006)

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