Composer Margriet VerbeekWas born in 1957 in Leiderdorp (The Netherlands)
Studied classical guitar with Baltazar Benitez at the Brabant Academy for Music
Studied composition with Jan van Dijk in Tilburg (The Netherlands)
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for 2 recorders (flutes),
Folk Songs, Christmas Carols and Light Classical Music.
The japanese poet, Taro Aizu, wrote his gogyoshi (japanese poetry) about the frightful nuclear disaster in Fukushima in 2011.
This inspired the Dutch artists Ed Hanssen and Fred van Welie to start the Gogyoshi-Art-Project-International. Many expositions were the result.
I also join this group. My contribution is a 25-minutes sound collage around two poems: 'The children of Fukushima' and 'The cat.'
My composition was played during an exposition in 2013, in Grou (The Netherlands), in 2014 in Munich (Germany),in 2014 in Faro (Portugal), in 2015 and 2016 in several South-Korean towns, and in 2017 in Maaseik (Belgium).
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2012 was a commemoration year for the composer Clemens Non Papa, who was then born 500 years ago. To celebrate this, 53 Dutch and Belgium composers composed new versions of his 150 Souterliedekens (psalms) for choir.
In November 2011 I leaded the GeNeCo Centennial Concert in Schiedam. GeNeCo is the Dutch Composers Association.
The 15h of May 2010 Eddy van der Maarel and I presented our new CD during a concert in the pretty church at Wilhelminaoord.
During the European Mensan Annual Gathering in 2009 in Utrecht, a group of musicians and the audience performed together my graphic score under my direction.
The Dutch Association for Mandolin Orchestra's celebrated her 60th anniversary in October 2007, by giving a concert in Gorinchem. I composed a piece for the Youth Orchestra (21 members) for this occasion. The Youth Orchestra performed The Smoking Chimney during that concert in Gorinchem, under direction of Benny Ludemann.
Mandolin ensemble The Strings, at the first performance from my composition 'l'Artibonite' for mandolin ensemble, in Bamberg - 2006
11 members of the three brass bands in Midden-Delfland play my compositions Festival in 't Woudt, and Green, Green Midden-Delfland, directed by Pasha Ashari, in the presence of our Dutch Queen Beatrix (November 2005).
My composition Fleur for solo guitar, won the first price at the Eight International Competition for Composers in Corfu-Greece (2005).
Young Adult/Fantasy series, written by Margriet Verbeek
(The Comfort Lily)
The first part of The Comfort Lily is called
The Mysterious Coat.
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