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Jeff Hamburg - Composer

"Hamburg’s music is a combination of intense lyricism, exuberant dance and instrumental finesse.
His is a many-facetted oeuvre that charms, surprises, moves one..."

Drs. Leo Samama
Visser-Neerlandia Music Prize
Jury Report



Jeff Hamburg, born in 1956 in Philadelphia, is a successful composer based in the Netherlands since 1978. His compositions range from chamber music, vocal, and orchestral to opera and music theater. Performances of his music in recent years include premieres in the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam to BBC recordings to commissions for Australian Orchestras.

He studied acoustics and composition at the University of Illinois (BM), continuing his studies at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague (the Netherlands) with Louis Andriessen. In 1986, he received the Conservatory Prize for his composition studies. He also completed a degree in music education with the French Horn as his major at the Royal Conservatory. He continued his education at the Conservatory of Utrecht following conducting classes with David Porcelijn from 1987 to 1990. Many CDs of his music are available, including both orchestral works as well as chamber music. Hamburg was awarded the prestigious Visser-Neerlandia Music Prize 2002 for the quality of his oeuvre. 

In the beginning of 2008 he was elected chaiman of the board of Geneco, the Dutch composer's union and served until 2015. 

Hamburg lives in Amsterdam. He plays for the oldest chess club in the Netherlands, VAS.

He is now published by Deuss Music.

Calender

2016

January 21
Song of Songs
De Alkmaarse Synagoge, Hofstraat 17, Alkmaar, 20:00
Kerem Ensemble

January 22
Song of Songs
Synagoge Groningen, Folkingestraat 60, Groningen, 20:00
Kerem Ensemble

January 23
Song of Songs
Synagoge Weesp, Nieuwstraat 3, Weesp, 20:00
Kerem Ensemble

January 24
Song of Songs
Synagogue Delft, Doornmarkt 12, Delft, 15:00
Kerem Ensemble

February 1
Song of Songs
Israel Conservatory, Tel Aviv, Israel
Kerem Ensemble

February 4
Lecture "Het Luisterrijk" over "Orion"
Emmen, 10:00
with Leonard Leutscher from the Orion Ensemble

February 4
Lecture "Het Luisterrijk" over "Orion"
Meppel, 19:00
with Leonard Leutscher from the Orion Ensemble

February 8
Lecture "Het Luisterrijk" over "Orion"
Emmen, 19:30
with Leonard Leutscher from the Orion Ensemble

February 9
Lecture "Het Luisterrijk" over "Orion"
Emmen, 10:00
with Leonard Leutscher from the Orion Ensemble

February 10
Lecture "Het Luisterrijk" over "Orion"
Steenwijk, 10:00
with Leonard Leutscher from the Orion Ensemble

February 10
Lecture "Het Luisterrijk" over "Orion"
Velp, 19:00
with Leonard Leutscher from the Orion Ensemble

February 11
Lecture "Het Luisterrijk" over "Orion"
the Hague, 19:00
with Leonard Leutscher from the Orion Ensemble

February 12
Evening Song
Nieuwe Kerk, the Hague, 20:15
Sinfonia Rotterdam cond. Conrad van Alphen

February 13
Evening Song
De Doelen, Rotterdam, 19:30
Sinfonia Rotterdam cond. Conrad van Alphen

February 15
Lecture "Het Luisterrijk" over "Orion"
Utrecht, 19:00
with Leonard Leutscher from the Orion Ensemble

May 16
Orion
De zeven Linden, Utrecht, 11:00-16:00
the Orion Ensemble

May 21
Orion
K13, Velp, 11:00-16:00
the Orion Ensemble

May 22
Orion
the "Grote Kerk", Emmen, 11:00-16:00
the Orion Ensemble

May 28
Orion
Theater de Meenthe, Steenwijk, 11:00-16:00
the Orion Ensemble

May 29
Orion
Haagse Kunstkring, the Hague, v
the Orion Ensemble

De Wereld Draait Door

Portrait of Jeff Hamburg

Terpe, kind mains, terpe

Documentary about the composer's journey to Ukraine,
in search of his family's roots.