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Dave Vreuls (Alumni Jazz Trumpet) goes international; Copenhagen DR Bigband.
For the entire article, check this link.
Published on 11/20/2017
Young violin talent Theodore Kim won the best performances prize for the capriccio of H. Wieniawski and second prize at the international competition for young violists 'I will be a Virtuoso' in Kraków, Poland.
Theodore Kim was born in April 2004 of Korean-Belgian non-musician parents and began his violin playing with the Suzuki method at the age 6 in Wavre, Belgium. But it is only when he met professor Igor Tkatchouk in October 2013 that his violin progressed rapidly. Since 2015 he is part of the Belgian Young Soloist Ensemble. He is a member of the Jong Talentenklas since 2016, receiving violin lessons from Prof. Piotr Jasiurkowski.
Published on 11/15/2017
The Maastricht Jazz Awards edition 2017 has come to an end.
It was a marvelous second edition at the Muziekgieterij Maastricht.
All the 6 bands were winners already but a big extra shout out to:
We'll be back next year.
Published on 11/9/2017
Check out the video here: BABS starts at around 50 minutes.
Published on 11/7/2017
Meet our bass teacher: John Goldsby!
Where do you even start when you’re talking with John Goldsby? He is the person who literally wrote the book on jazz bass playing with his groundbreaking work The Jazz Bass Book.
Since 1994, John Goldsby has been a member of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Big Band (also known as the WDR Big Band or the Cologne Radio Big Band). From 1980 to 1994, Goldsby lived in New York City and was a fixture on the jazz scene there. He continues to contribute to the art form as a bassist, bandleader, composer, teacher, clinician and author.
Wanna know more on how John looks at writing books, life overseas, and innovation? Check out this podcast/interview!
Published on 20/9/2017
Amber Haddad, a Master's degree student in Jazz (vocal) at Conservatorium Maastricht, was awarded the Henriëtte Hustinx Prize of €5,000 on September 7th.
The jury: ‘Over the past two years, the Flemish-Lebanese Master's degree student Amber Haddad has devoted herself to the essence of the Arab language and music, creating a music programme that draws in listeners by linking universality to her authenticity in every note. Amber shows great promise as a musician and musical thinker, and she provides her generation with new musical blood.'
Also congratulations to the other nominees Marvin Frey (trumpet) and Tom Schreyer (composing/arranging).
Published on 9/8/2017
Sara Decker, one of our alumni, became 2nd at the world famous Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. From over a 1000 applications only 7 people were chosen to sing of whom 3 actually were in the finals.
More information about the competition? An inside peek into the finals? Check this link.
Published on 11/7/2017
On May 3rd, Conservatorium Maastricht officially received the status of Nationally Listed Building, granted by the director of the Dutch Cultural Heritage Agency, Susan Lammer. This designation is a recognition on a national level of the cultural and historical value of the building.
Published on 03/05/2017
Susanne van Els (head of our Classical Department) and Stefan Rosu (philharmonie zuidenederland) discussed the brand new Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music on L1 Avondgasten. The MCICM will create extraordinary and innovative opportunities for music education in which culture, research, participation, and social innovation are woven into one another. More info.
Published on 20/04/2017
A BIG congrats to Jana Debusk on winning the (inter)national Artistic Research Competition for students completing a Master of Music! The judges said Jana's presentation of her Master project 'Creating Communication Between Refugee, Local and Expat Women Using Vocal Improvisation' was "politically relevant, emotional, well-presented, and inspiring for other artists."
Published on 12/4/2017