Composer Martijn Padding received the ‘Andreaspenning’ on Wednesday, January 8th, because of his contribution to the Amsterdam music sector. Padding received the award from Sebastiaan Capel, chairman of the board of the Zuid district council. This happened after the world premiere of his composition Softly Bouncing, performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the Concertgebouw…
Martijn Padding is a recognized composer who is praised for the quality and originality of his compositions. Worldwide many ensembles, soloists and orchestras perform his works. Besides being a composer, Padding works as professor of composition at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.
In 1993 the composer was awarded the Encouragement Prize by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts. More music prizes followed later, such as the International Rostrum of Composers Competition in 2009, the Edison Klassiek in 2011 and the Johan Wagenaar Prize of the municipality of The Hague in 2016.
The Andreaspenning is an award for people who have made great achievements in the social, cultural, social or economic fields for Amsterdam and who have worked as volunteers for a social purpose for more than ten years.
More about Martijn Padding
Martijn Padding – Softly Bouncing