Michel van der Aa

Michel van der Aa (born 10 March 1970 in Oss, Netherlands) is a Dutch composer of contemporary classical music. Michel van der Aa trained as a recording engineer at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. He studied composition with Diderik Wagenaar, Gilius van Bergeijk and Louis Andriessen. The music of Van der Aa has been performed by ensembles and orchestras internationally. Those include the Asko/Schönberg Ensemble, Freiburger Barockorchester, Ensemble Modern, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, De Nederlandse Opera, Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, Seattle Chamber Players, Ensemble Nomad Tokyo, musikFabrik, Continuum Ensemble Toronto, SWR Orchestra Baden-Baden & Freiburg, Netherlands Radio Orchestras, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra Sweden, and the Helsinki Avanti Ensemble. He completed a short program in film directing at the New York Film Academy in 2002. He also participated in the Lincoln Center Theater Director's Lab, a short, intensive course in stage direction in 2007.


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