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Hans Kox

Hans Kox

Hans Kox


Education Hans Kox, whose father was a choral conductor and organist, studied in Amsterdam from 1948 untill 1951 with Jaap Spaanderman (piano) and Henk Badings (composition). Activities In 1953 Hans Kox made his compositional debut at the Gaudeamus Foundation with a string trio. From 1957 untill 1970 he was director of the Music School at Doetinchem, from 1970 untill 1974 Artistic Consultant to the Noordholland Philharmonic Orchestra in Haarlem and from 1974 untill 1984 he taught composition at the Utrecht Conservatory. Read more on Last.fm
Education Hans Kox, whose father was a choral conductor and organist, studied in Amsterdam from 1948 untill 1951 with Jaap Spaanderman (piano) and Henk Badings (composition). Activities In 1953 Hans Kox made his compositional debut at the Gaudeamus Foundation with a string trio. From 1957 untill 1970 he was director of the Music School at Doetinchem, from 1970 untill 1974 Artistic Consultant to the Noordholland Philharmonic Orchestra in Haarlem and from 1974 untill 1984 he taught composition at the Utrecht Conservatory. Compositions Hans Kox received many commissions, from within the Netherlands as well as from abroad (among other organisations, from the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Buma Culture Fund, the Dutch Government; furthermore commissions from Germany, Belgium, Venezuela and the USA). He wrote the obligatory work 'Le Songe du Vergier' ('cello and orchestra) for the International Music Competition in Scheveningen 1987. In 1989 Kox wrote the oratorio 'Sjoah', for soli, choir and orchestra.

In 1985 the Anne Frank Cantata 'A Child of Light' was premiered, commemorating the 40th anniversary of liberation. This work is part of the War Triptych, together with the cantatas 'In those Days' and 'Requiem for Europe'. Furthermore, Kox wrote the operas 'Dorian Gray', 'Das Grüne Gesicht' and 'Rochester's Second Bottle', as well as the cantata 'Credo Quia Absurdum', three symphonies and concertos for violin and for 'cello. His compositions are regularly performed in the Netherlands and abroad. Prizes Hans Kox received various prizes, among which the prize of the International Organ Competition in Haarlem in 1954 for his 'Prelude and Fugue'; in 1956 he was awarded the Cultural Prize of the City of Arnhem and the Music Prize of the City of Amsterdam.

In 1959 he received the Visser-Neerlandia Prize for his First Symphony; in 1970 he was selected for the Prix Italia for 'In Those Days' and in 1974 he was awarded the first prize of the Rostrum of Composers for the song cycle 'L'Allegria'. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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