Chiel in Paris

Chiel Meijering is one of today’s most prominent Dutch composers, with music indiscriminately crossing the boundaries of genre and instrumentation. His broad range of works are frequently performed throughout the Netherlands and the world. Works in his vast output include such humorous titles as The zombies awake (1977), Are all Americans made of plastic (1979), A sexshop in a desert (1981) and I like rats, but I don’t like Haydn(1981).
Meijering was born in Amsterdam in 1954. His ouput is impressively large, with more than 1000 works written for nearly every instrument and instrumentation… read more

31 march ’18 : Bassoon Day 2018 – Auer Hall – Bloomington
Kathleen McLean, Bram van Sambeek & 10 bassoonplayers, and Joseph Petric – accordion

Bassoons are coming to Auer-Hall (article link)
… Chiel reportedly has composed more than 100 bassoon concertos and chamber concertos (including the bassoon) for Kathleen McLean. She traces that feat: “In the summer of 2016, I was preparing for a sabbatical recording project, and I wanted to include an international composer for the recording. I remembered that in 2010, Bill Ludwig and I
performed a work for two bassoons by Chiel at the International Double Reed Conference
in Norman, Oklahoma.
“I found his music,” she continues, “to be interesting and musically and technically
challenging. He began reworking a few recorder concertos of his for me and, soon after,
began to compose new bassoon concertos in an amazingly rapid outpouring and creative
flow. He has composed what I think to be some of the most challenging concertos ever
written for the instrument.” …
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21 & 22 december 2017 Moscow / st Petersburg MCME
new Work + more Meijering compositions

15th june – 8th july 2017 : the Opera ‘Styx’ (2006) is going to be performed again, in an extraordinary setting: watch trailer
lees hier artikel in de place de l’Opera over ‘Styx’


Chiel Meijering & Johan Dorrestein – june 4, 2017