Friso van Wijck


Codarts_Composition_Friso_van_WijckFriso studied classical composition at Codarts with Peter-Jan Wagemans, Klaas de Vries and Robin de Raaff, electronic composition with René Uijlenhoet, and jazz drums (bachelor and 2nd phase) with Hans van Oosterhout and Fred Krens. He completed these studies cum laude, with the Prize for Composition.

At the Banff Center in Canada, he took lessons with Osvaldo Golijov, participated in the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music by Dave Douglas, and The School for Improvisational Music (SIM) led by Ralph Alessi in New York, USA.

As an performing musician, Friso works in contemporary, electronic and improvised music, modern jazz, rock, metal, and all possible crossovers.

His compositions have been performed at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, De Doelen, Banff Center, Prince Mahidol Hall, and by ensembles such as ASKO / Schoenberg, New Ensemble, Mondrian Quartet, Doelen Ensemble, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Akom Ensemble, David Kweksilber Big Band, Zapp 4.


Why do you believe students should come to Codarts?

The broad knowledge of the teachers, and their applications in their own daily work as composers, offers the possibility of a style-blending approach to the craft of composition. Because of the collaboration with the jazz composition department, there is a wide range of projects that students are working on. One can compose for jazz, pop and classical ensembles and electronics, and of course combine them.

What will you teach them?

Composing at a high level, regardless of stylistic direction / preference.

How will you do this?

Stimulate the intuition, creativity and musical identity of the student as much as possible, and combine this with a solid compositional technique.