Subgenre: Percussion and orchestra
Instruments: perc-solo 2fl 2ob 2cl 2fg 2h 2trp perc hp str
Instruments: picc 2fl 2ob eh 2cl cl-b 2fg cfg 4h 3trp 2trb-t trb-b tb timp 5perc cel/pf hp str
Subgenre: Voice and instrument(s)
Instruments: zang fl ob cl h fg
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Website: Officiële website
Bram Kortekaas (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1989) studied composition with Willem Jeths and Wim Henderickx at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. From an early age, his love for writing for large ensembles and orchestra’s was already audible. During his time at the conservatory he specialized further in the field of orchestral music. This resulted in four works for orchestra. Symphonic Masks (2009) and ECHO: sonus est, qui vivit in illa (2012), were both premiered and commissioned by the Noordholland Youth Orchestra.
In the summer of 2014 Foreign Body, commissioned by the VU-Orchestra Amsterdam, was part of the Järvi International Academy for Conductors (Estonia) and the International Music Festival of the Greater Hermitage (Saint-Petersburg, Russia).
His fourth orchestral work, 'Shadow play' was commissioned by Ricciotti Ensemble for their tour through the Netherlands in October 2014.
Kortekaas wrote amongst others chamber music for pianist Marcel Worms (released on CD by Zefir Records), the Borealis Trio, the Canja Ensemble and the Van Amsterdam Duo. His works are performed on different music festivals, including Grachtenfestival and Uitmarkt (both in Amsterdam), the Järvi International Academy for Conductors (Estonia) and the International Music Festival of the Greater Hermitage (Saint-Petersburg, Russia). In the recent years, Kortekaas is becoming increasingly more active as a conductor, in addition to his work as a composer. He took lessons from Daan Admiraal. Kortekaas has a degree in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam.