Johan de Meij On Tour in the United States

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From January 20 to May 4, Dutch conductor and composer Johan de Meij will give performances in San Mateo (CA), Fort Myer (VA), Auburn (AL), College Park (ML).


The San Francisco Wind Ensemble - Conductor: Johan de Meij
La Fanciulla del West
Te Deum
Echoes of San Marco
Via Claudia
January 20, 2018 - 7:30 pm Aragon High School, San Mateo, California - USA

The United States Army Band "Pershings Own" - Conductor: Johan de Meij, Tormod Flaten euphonium soloist
UFO Concerto (euphonium & wind orchestra)
February 03, 2018 - 7:30 pm Brucker Hall, Fort Myer, Virginia - USA

Auburn University Symphonic Winds - Conductor: Johan de Meij
African Harmony (Songs from Mama Africa)
Festive Hymn
Hobbits Dance & Hymn
February 10, 2018 - 10:00 am APAC, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama - USA

The US Marine Band (The President`s Own) - Conductor: Johan de Meij
Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
February 25, 2018 - 2:00 pm University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland - USA

Buffalo Niagara Concert Band - Conductor: Johan de Meij
Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings
May 04, 2018 - 8:00 pm Adams Mark Hotel, Buffalo, New York - USA

Johan de Meij

Dutch composer and conductor Johan de Meij (Voorburg, 1953) received his musical training at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague, where he studied trombone and conducting. His award-winning oeuvre of original compositions, symphonic transcriptions and film score arrangements has garnered him international acclaim and have become permanent fixtures in the repertoire of renowned ensembles throughout the world. His Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings was awarded the prestigious Sudler Composition Prize and has been recorded by myriad ensembles including The London Symphony Orchestra, The North Netherlands Orchestra, The Nagoya Philharmonic and The Amsterdam Wind Orchestra. His Symphony No. 2 The Big Apple, Symphony No. 3 Planet Earth, Symphony No. 4 Sinfonie der Liedeas well as his solo concertos, T-Bone Concerto (trombone), UFO Concerto (euphonium) and Casanova (cello) have been enthusiastically received at many of the world’s finest venues.

Before devoting his time exclusively to composing and conducting, Johan de Meij enjoyed a successful professional career as a trombone and euphonium player, performing with major orchestras and ensembles in The Netherlands. He is in high demand as a guest conductor and lecturer, frequently invited to speak about and perform his own works. He currently maintains posts with both the New York Wind Symphony and the Kyushu Wind Orchestrain Fukuoka, Japan as their principal guest conductor. He was also appointed regular guest conductor of the Simón Bolívar Youth Wind Orchestra in Caracas, Venezuela – part of the celebrated Venezuelan educational system El Sistema. He is founder and CEO of his own publishing company Amstel Music, established in 1989.

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