Peter Kooreman Composer

Performance of "The Path" by the Wageningen Student Choir and Orchestra Association conducted by Krista Audere

The composition style of Peter Kooreman (1955) clearly builds on late romanticism, yet it bears an unmistakable 21st century imprint. The melodic elements in his music, the clarity of form and the use of instruments and voices in their core qualities appear to appeal to performers and audiences. His work has been performed in various European countries by youth, student and amateur orchestras and choirs as well as by professional musicians. Recent compositions include commissions for orchestral work as well as chamber music.

Peter was principal viola player in the Dutch National Youth Orchestra and member of the World Youth Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta. At that time he considered becoming a composer, but he opted for an academic career while remaining active as a viola player. However, the wish to compose never disappeared, and in 2011 Peter finally made his composition debut.

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