Henk de Vlieger

Henk de Vlieger started his musical education at an early age, playing the harmonium of his grandfather. Ever since his childhood, he has been drawn to the challenge of writing music. After secondary school he studied percussion with Willem Heesen, and composition with Theo Loevendie and Klaas de Vries at the Rotterdam Conservatory.
He obtained international acknowledgement with his symphonic compilations of operas by Richard Wagner. These arrangements are now performed by major orchestras and great conductors all over the world.
More recently, he applied himself to orchestrations of works by Schumann, Brahms and Franck, remaining faithful to the instrumental principles of the composers. On the other hand, he also made adaptions of symphonic works for small ensembles. His main arrangements are published by Schott Music.
His own compositions, like the early works Mobile..., Toccata and Fresco, are qualified by strict constructions based on a minimum of material (which can be considered a Dutch characteristic). With his compositions Evocazione and Elegia however, he explored a more instinctive melodic style.
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