Composer

Geert Jan is active as a composer since 2014. He focusses mainly on music for brass, fanfare and concert band. He studies with Wilbert Bulsink at ArtEZ Zwolle. He also participated in workshops with Oliver Waespi, Philip Sparke en Edward Gregson. His music is published through Tower Editions.

Geert Jan works closely with Soli Brass Leeuwarden. He was the Composer in Residence of the Tullis Russel Mills Band in their centenary year in 2019. He has written for several ensembles including the Swiss Army Brass Band, Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band, CMV Oranje Grootegast.

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“Each [work] is underpinned by a connection to original ideas and themes – ones that are not tossed away thoughtlessly as the works progress: The linear development of the music is bold and malleable, enabling the listener to understand the what, why and how he has developed the inspiration.”

“At a time when emerging composers are finding it increasingly difficult to get their voices heard in the brass band world, it’s good to talk to a Dutchman who is determined to gain recognition by linking hard work to a desire not to lose his musical identity.”

Iwan Fox in An emerging Dutch voice

“His thrilling and beautifull writing proved to be something of an audience favorite.”

Thomas Dunne in Brass Band World, Issue 255, june 2016

“Special compliment for the choice of test pieces. I particularly experienced the work Saint Lambert by Geert Jan Kroon as a good test piece.”

Bob Childs in Greidebrass Spannum & Euphonia Ternaard winnaars GSF