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SANDER GERMANUS

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Sander Germanus

Period

1972 - current

Genre

contemporary classical music

Online

www.germanus.eu

Biography Sander Germanus

Sander Germanus was born on March 16, 1972 in Amsterdam. Education In 1988 he began his saxophone study with Ed Bogaard at the Sweelinck Conservatory of Music in Amsterdam, and received his diploma with honors in 1994. He attended saxophone master classes with Jean-Marie Londeix, Claude Delangle (France), Ryo Noda (Japan) and ...
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Biography Sander Germanus

1972

Sander Germanus was born on March 16, 1972 in Amsterdam.


Education

In 1988 he began his saxophone study with Ed Bogaard at the Sweelinck Conservatory of Music in Amsterdam, and received his diploma with honors in 1994. He attended saxophone master classes with Jean-Marie Londeix, Claude Delangle (France), Ryo Noda (Japan) and Eddie Daniels (VS). Besides he studied for two years musicology at the University of Amsterdam. From 1992 he studied composition with Peter-Jan Wagemans and instrumentation with Klaas de Vries at the Rotterdam Conservatory, where he graduated in 1998. From 1994 he studied with Luc Van Hove at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp. In 1995, he received an invitation from the Dutch Opera to meet with Pierre Boulez. In 1999, he went to the Orpheus Institute in Gent (Belgium) where he received a laureate title in 2005 for his thesis 'Muziekthermiek', relating to microtonality in general and the contemporary applications of quarter tones. In 2001 he received a stipend to reside at the Internationales K├╝nstlerhaus Villa Concordia in Bamberg where he gave lectures at the university and some high schools.


Activities

As a saxophonist he played in various orchestras and ensembles, including the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchester and Dutch Promenade Orchestra. As of 1991 he plays in the World Saxophone Orchestra and several other ensembles. His debut as a saxophone soloist was in 1998, with the Doelen Ensemble during the International Gaudeamusweek in the Beurs of Berlage in Amsterdam. He is initiator of The Europe Saxophonic. Between 2002 and 2004 he converted his soprano saxophone to the voicing of a quarter-tone saxophone, for which he now composes. Sander Germanus has been the director of the Foundation Huygens-Fokker since 2007, a center for micro tonal music, located in the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ in Amsterdam. At present he is also chairman of the Componisten 96, the professional union from and for composers.


Compositions

He has written music for the Nieuw Ensemble, Doelen Ensemble, Danel Kwartet, Asko/Sch├Ânberg Ensemble, Percussion Group of the Hague (Slagwerkgroep Den Haag), Aurelia Saxophone Quartet, Escher Ensemble, Noordhollands Philharmonic Orchestra, Calefax Reed Ensemble, Il Solisti del Vento and the Hague Philharmonic. His compositions have been regularly transmitted over radio and television and performed internationally. In his recently completed Lunapark trilogy (2005-2008) his quarter-tone theory has met with other musical discoveries in tempo and rhythm.


Prizes

In 1998 he received for Adamsarchipel the Aanmoedigingsprijs Muziek (Incentive prize) from the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts. In 2000 he was nominated for the NPS-cultuurprijs for Continentaal a composition for double chamber orchestra.

Sander Germanus (2009)

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