2004-2006: Royal Conservatoire of Glasgow (Formerly known as The RSAMD) Junior department to study piano with Havilland Willshire, cello with Betsy Taylor and composition with David Fennessy.
2006-2010: Birmingham Conservatoire, Bachelor of Music, joint honours piano and composition with Simon Nichols and Joe Cutler. Other tuition includes Howard Skempton, Edwin Roxburgh, Richard Ayres, and Louis Andriessen.
2008/09: One year out of education for work experience. Performed and toured with Martin Creed.
2011: Graduated at Birmingham Conservatoire BMus (Hons), Composition.
2013: Graduated at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Master of Music, Composition. Tutors Martijn Padding, Yannis Kyriakides.
Premiere of “Something In This Universe” in Theater Kikker Programmed by SPRING Festival, Utrecht and co-presented by Gaudeamus Festival. Utrecht, Netherlands
For Howard Skempton’s 70th birthday, “Drip”, and transcription “Drip (for Viola and Accordion)”, featured in TEMPO, a quarterly review of new music. Published by Cambridge University Press. United Kingdom
Tryout of “Something In This Universe” at Post Paradise, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Performance of “Violent Push Of An Unpredictable Strategy” in Atelier van Lieshout, programmed by De Doelen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Performance Lecture about “Squeeze Machine”, in Opera Forward Festival. In Nationale Opera & Ballet House, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Guest participant during DAS Theatre Block, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Preview of “Something In This Universe” in Muziekgebouw Park. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Performance of “Violent Push Of An Unpredictable Strategy” in Studio Loos, Den Haag, Netherlands
Residency in Korzo, The Hague, Netherlands
Residency in Veem Theater. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Concert at Reeperbahn Festival, in Hamburgische Staatsoper with Samuel Penderbayne. Hamburg, Germany
Performance of “Squeeze Machine”, performed by Nieuw Ensemble- in Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam Netherlands
Residency in Veem Theater, research for new work, “Something In This Universe”, as a part of the Nieuwe Maker (FPK) trajectory. Amsterdam, Netherlands
World premiers of two new works: “Squeeze Machine” – performed by IEMA- and “Violent Push of an Unpredictable Strategy” –performed by Edge Ensemble- in Gaudeaumus Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
Guest professor for 21st Annual Percussion Workshop, TRSTENICE, Czech Republic.
Awarded the Nieuwe Makers Subsidie from FPK to develop two stand alone productions. The Netherlands
Composition and performance with OKAPI and Veenfabriek on Stijl#2 Mondriaan. Performed in the Stadsgehoorzaal in Leiden and the Gemeente Museum in Den Haag, Netherlands
Tryouts for the performance of a new work in Frankfurt at the Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie. (Premier in September). Frankfurt, Germany
Performed at gallery ESC during Impuls Festival. The 10th International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music, Collaboratory coached by Stephan Prins. Graz, Austria
Debut performance with band O.T.T.O.T.T. -On The Tip Of The Tongue, in Frascati Theatre for ComeTogether Festival. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Premier of compositions “Le Malade Imaginaire” in collaboration with designer Lucas Maassen. Commissioned by Storioni Trio and a featured composer for their festival, Storioni Festival. Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Repeat performance of “The First Four Minutes (from the traces of ‘Walk and Drip for 12 Hours’)” in November Music, in Den Bosch. Performed by Slaagwerk Den Haag and four cellists from each Conservatoire of the Netherlands. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Premier of “The First Four Minutes (from the traces of ‘Walk and Drip for 12 Hours’)” in Cello Biennale, Muziekgebouw. Performed by Slaagwerk Den Haag and four cellists from each Conservatoire of the Netherlands. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Premier of ‘Tonal 2’ and ‘Atonal 2’ performed by RCO Camerata in Het Concertgebouw during a lecture with Prof. Dr. Erik J.A. Scherder. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Selected by the The Ulysses Artistic Committee and invited to choose and create a European ‘Journey’ from festivals and commissions proposed by the Ulysses partners.
Invited by Nicole Beutler and NB Projects to be part of the laboratory MIX UP, along with Beutler, a sound producer, singer, actor and another composer in Dampfzentrale, Bern Switzerland
Performed bagpipes on tour with Amsterdam based band, The Ex. In Liege (Micro Festival), Oxford (Super Normal Festival), London (DIY Space). Belgium and England
Performed bagpipes in a concert with Andy Moore and DJ Rapture on the European Endless Express Train. Travelling from Cologne, Germany, to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Premier of ‘Wie Denk Ja?’ and ‘Wie Denk Nee?’ performed by RCO Camerata in Het Concertgebouw during a lecture with Prof. Dr. Erik J.A. Scherder. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Premier of ‘Your Blue or My Purple’, performer by Ex Novo Ensemble in Teatro La Fenice, Venice, Italy
External examiner for the composition departement of The Royal Conservatory Of The Hague for students graduating from the Bachelor and Master programme. The Hague, Netherlands
Performance with OKAPI for the opening and closing of Doek Festival. Performed in Korzo, Den Haag and Broedplaats Fenix, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nominated for the International Rostrum of Composers under 30 category, to represent the Netherlands for it’s contemporary classical music.
Composed sound in collaboration with visual artist and film maker Emile Shemilt for his video art work. Exhibited in MAXXI for the BNL Media Art Festival, Rome, Italy.
Performed bagpipes for the entrance of the King, during the opening of Jheronimus Bosch 500 Jaar exhibition. Premier of the work ‘Bosch Intrada’ was composed by Martijn Padding. Den Bosch, Netherlands
Performance of durational work ‘Walk and Drip for 12 Hours’ (2016). Performed by myself, in the gallery W139, Amsterdam, Netherlands
World premier of my compositions, ‘Say The Colour’, commissioned by Concertgebouw Orchestra. Performed in Van Gogh Museum, followed by repeat performances in Spui25 and Stedelijk Museum as part of Concertgebouw’s AAA Festival. Performed by musician’s of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Performance with OKAPI in ‘Come Together’ festival. Frascati, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Invited to partake in Nicole Beutler’s Frascati Sessie , researching into and practicing the genre of Musictheatre. In Frascati, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Premier and starting of International tour of Blue Technology. Commissioned by David Middendorp to compose for his choreographies. Premier: Zuiderstrand Theatre, Den Haag, Netherlands
Premier of composition ‘Blue and Purple”, commissioned by Muziekgebouw for Muziekgebouw’s 10th Year Anniversary. Performed by Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble and Nieuw Ensemble. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Received scholarship to study at DasArts Master of Theatre. Declined the offer due to work commitments. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Performance with OKAPI, all ten members participating, featuring improvisations and existing compositions of each other’s works. In OT301, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Premier of composition Sharpen the Stone with a Spoon. Funded by AFK (Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst) and commissioned by ACM Ensemble. Performed in Splendor Amsterdam by musicians of ACM Ensemble as well as Amsterdam based musicians Jasper Stadhouders, John Dikeman, Emi Ohi Resnick and Nora Mulder. Amsterdam, Netherlands
OKAPI performance, Veenfabriek’s 10th anniversary party in Leiden, the Netherlands.
Premier of ‘Jig’ commissioned by Slagwerk Den Haag. Performed in Korzo, Den Haag, the Netherlands.
Founding member of OKAPI. Consists of composers, musicians, performers, and visual artists: Paul Koek, Ibelisse Guardia Ferregutti, Jochem van Tol, Jasper Stadhouders, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Mei‐yi Lee, Harpo ‘t Hart, Ton van der Meer, John van Oostrum . In Leiden, the Netherlands.
Premier of ‘Fine’. Commissioned by Nieuw Ensemble for ‘An Evening of Today’. Premiered in Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Sound designer and editor for the composer Martijn Padding in his work ‘Homage to (and with) Anner’ for Anner Bylsma’s 80th birthday. Premiered in the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Composer for David Middendorp in his work ‘Flyland’, contracted by Korzo Producties, Den Haag, premiered at Oerol Fetival in Terschelling, the Netherlands.
Sound designer for Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen in their work, ‘A Family Portrait’. Commissioned by and premiered at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Composer for ‘Meeting Point’, a dance work by contemporary dance students of MTD3 from de Theaterschool, Amsterdam School of the Arts (AHK). Premiered in Frascati, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
In collaboration with visual artist and film maker Emile Shemilt our film was selected for DANCESCREEN and the San Francisco Dance Film Festival. U.S.A.
Premier of ‘Open Here Echo’ at Rhijnhoff Centrum Voor Begraven en Cremeren. Leiden, the Netherlands.
Graduated at The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague in Master of Music, Composition. The Hague, the Netherlands.
Preview at Oerol Festival, contracted by Korzo (Den Haag), to compose for choreographer David Middendorp for his piece ‘Flyland’, commissioned and produced by Korzo., the Netherlands.
Premier of ‘Panto Child: Method 1’ programmed by Melkweg theatre. A dance work for 9 dancers. I conceived the piece as well as, composed, choreographed, directed and produced. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Premier in Korzo for Dance Work ’36 Circle’ for 6 dancers and electronics. I conceived the piece as well as composed, choreographed, directed and produced.
As part of Spring Festival, Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag, the Netherlands
Opening of ‘Parelen in Kunst, Natuur en Dans’ exhibition in Museum De Lakenahl, composed in collaboration with choreographer and previous Netherland’s Dance Theatre dancer, Natalia Horecna. Leiden, the Netherlands.
Presented to the company of Dance Works Rotterdam/Andre Gingras and to a public audience, research and experiments from the residency in choreography and composition. Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Residency at Dance Works Rotterdam/André Gingras. Worked with dancers from the company, choreographing and composing in preparation for two upcoming shows. Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Premier of composition ‘Drip.’ for the opening of the ‘Spring Festival’ in Den Haag on behalf of The Royal Conservatoire of Den Haag. Performed in the Arnold Schonbergzaal. Den Haag, the Netherlands.
Accepted to study Master of Composition at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague, the Netherlands
December 2009- September 2011:
Martin Creed’s band, playing piano and synthesizer, and have performed internationally at venues including: Tate Modern, ICA (London), Art Basel Miami Beach (Miami), Belfast Festival at Queens on Belfast Barge, (Belfast), MARCO HYPERLINK (Vigo, Spain), Tate St. Ives (Cornwall) and Henry Gala (Seattle, Washington), Delloro Contemporary Art (Berlin) ‘Trussardi, 100th Anniversary’ at Castello Sforzesco, Piazza Castello (Milan).