"ANNELIE DE MAN studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Janny van Wering and Bob van Asperen. After devoting herself to Baroque music for several years, she turned to the performance of contemporary music and stimulated composers, both at home and from abroad, to write for her. One of the first was Dutch composer Louis Andriessen with "Overture to Orpheus" (1982).
Annelie de Man plays a double-manual instrument built in 1978 by Theo de Haas and redecorated by Frisian graphic artist Sies Bleeker in 1987. It features on the cover of "Harpsichord and clavichord music of the twentieth century" by Frances Bedford (published in 1993 by Fallen Leaf Press, Ca/USA).
As professor of contemporary harpsichord music at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, she teaches students from all over the world. She gave masterclasses and lectures a.o. at conservatories and universities in The Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Poland , Russia (Tsjaikovski Conservatorium Moscow) and Canada. In 1994 she collaborated with Music Centre "De IJsbreker" in organizing the International Harpsichord Week in Amsterdam and in 1997 she was on the jury of the International Gaudeamus Young Interpreters Competition. ... " Visit website for more information. (ed.)
Category: Contemporary Early Music / Contemporary New Music
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