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ROB DU BOIS

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rob du bois

Period

28-05-1934 - 28-08-2013

Genre

componist, contemporary classical music, piano

Rob du Bois

Rob du Bois was born in Amsterdam on May 28, 1934. Initially he studied law at the Amsterdam University. Later he studied piano with Hans Sachs and Mrs. T. Hart Nibbrig - De Graeff. He is a self-taught composer. His development as a composer was influenced especially by his contacts with ...
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Instruments

componist, piano

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1967   Arjen Gorter

Biography Rob du Bois

Rob du Bois was born in Amsterdam on May 28, 1934. Initially he studied law at the Amsterdam University. Later he studied piano with Hans Sachs and Mrs. T. Hart Nibbrig - De Graeff. He is a self-taught composer. His development as a composer was influenced especially by his contacts with Dutch composers such as Kees van Baaren and Daniel Ruyneman. Another major influence was his introduction to the symphonies by Matthijs Vermeulen. From 1959 Du Bois was a member of the group of composers that was formed around the Gaudeamus Foundation. Later he became a member of the board of the same foundation. He was also head of the legal department of BUMA, the Dutch performing rights society. His work received international recognition between 1967 and 1969 as a result of performances in Zagreb (1967 and 1969), the Warsaw Autumn in those same years, and at the 1967 ISCM Festival in Prague. Many compositions are written on request by the performers (often commissioned by the Netherlands government or by special funds) e.g. the 'Polonaise' for pianist and percussion (1971, dedicated to Ritsert Langeveld), and 'Iguanodon' (1982, for 6 bass clarinets and 3 double bass clarinets, dedicated to Harry Sparnaay). Most of his output, which comprises about 80 works, is written for small ensembles of many kinds. An exception is the large-scale 'Concerto pour Hrisanide' (1971), for piano and orchestra. Among his later works are his 4th string quartet: 'The Independent' (1990), and 'Sonata II' (1992) for solo violin, composed for Robert Szreder. In May 1991, Rumanian musicians performed a number of Du Bois' compositions at a concert in his honor in Bucarest. Rob du Bois received the Visser-Neerlandia Prize in 1966 for 'Pour deux violons' (1966).

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