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Jacob de Haan (born March 28, 1959 in Heerenveen) is a Dutch contemporary composer known for wind music. He has also published various vocal works, including a number of masses for choir, wind band and soloists. His best known pieces are Oregon and Ammerland.
De Haan majored in music education and in 1984 completed his organ studies with Jos van der Kooy at the Leeuwarden Music Academy, where he graduated in 1984 and where. Subsequently, he lectured in music arrangement, also at the Leeuwarden Academy.
De Haan is regularly invited as a guest conductor for performances of his own work. He also gives master classes and acts as a jury member at international competitions. He is active in many European countries in addition to Australia, Singapore and the USA.
In Germany, De Haan has worked at the Bayerische Musikakademie (Bavarian Music Academy) and the Bundesakademie für musikalische Jugendbildung (Federal Academy for Musical Youth Education) in Trossingen. De Haan works with several professional orchestras and bands, as well as celebrated vocalists.
In 2003 De Haan received a music award for his entire oeuvre from the Frisian regional broadcasting company (Omrop Fryslân).Wide ThumbClearartFanartBanner User Comments