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December, 20, 2023
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM




Johan de Meij

Johan de Meij

35 Years The Lord of the Rings

Clinic Synopsis:

35 Years Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings Composer Johan de Meij will talk about his award-winning symphony, and illustrate with images of the first hand-written sketches, photos and videos. He will make a comparison with his other 4 symphonies.

Johan de Meij - Biographical Information

Dutch composer and conductor Johan de Meij (Voorburg, 1953) received his musical training at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague, where he studied trombone and conducting. His award-winning oeuvre of original compositions, symphonic transcriptions and film score arrangements has garnered him international acclaim and have become permanent fixtures in the repertoire of renowned ensembles throughout the world. His Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings was awarded the prestigious Sudler Composition Prize and has been recorded by myriad ensembles including The London Symphony Orchestra, The North Netherlands Orchestra, The Nagoya Philharmonic and The Amsterdam Wind Orchestra.