Willem Wander van Nieuwkerk composer

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New music in the Classical-Romantic tradition

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Nederlands Kamerkoor-logo Insomnio-logo STUT-logo The new Utrecht Requiem, played by the Dutch Chamber Choir, Insomnio and Stut Theatre, met with great enthousiasm.

Victoria House
The wonderful Victoria House in Lyme Regis (UK) recently witnessed the première of my ‘Look o’er yander’ for two recorder quintets and soloist. Score to appear soon at Tre Fontane, Münster.

Aan de Bruid
Highly successful première of my song cycle Aan de bruid (To the Bride) to poems of Ingmar Heytze.

Marcel Worms Marcel Worms presents in the BIM-huis: the last of 20 years of New Blues for Piano - including my He is not here

Globe-logoIssued on Globe: Kadanza, the cd containing 17 of my best recorder works played by the best performers in the Low Countries.
Do have a look at the tracks and the performers here.

Avondconcert Wednesday March 25 2015: the Škampa Kwartet played my string quartet ‘Moravian Souls’ on Dutch Classical Radio4.

Rosanne Philippens in the 2nd round of the Internationaler Violin Wettbewerb Freiburg Freiburg_Violin_Wettbewerb-Logoplayed the première of my new Zarabande for violin solo (and was later awarded first price)!

Very nice to hear that Jean Dube Liszt-competition winner Jean Dubé played my Fantasque in his Dutch concert!

At the opening of its academic year, the Faculty of the Humanities at Klassiek anno 2013
the University of Amsterdam heard a new piece of mine…

The Bridal Kiss The Bridal Kiss, recently published at Tre-Fontane, was premiered at the 400 Years Amsterdam Canal District Celebration.

Published: Ludwig was here (wasn’t he)… Ludwig was here-frontfor alto recorder and piano. Order at Tre Fontane. A minus-one of the piano part is available here.

A new cd has sprouted from the Flanders Recorder Quartet Flanders Recorder Quartet, feauturing three works of mine.

Stamping Ground

Stamping Ground (for Angels) voor blokfluitkwartet SAAT.Latest Angelic piece for recorder quartet: Stamping Ground (for Angels), just out at Edition Tre Fontane and recorded even before that

Finally published: Catch (An Angel) for recorder quartet!
Catch (An Angel) for recorder quartet SAATOrder now!

Kamermuziekfestival HoornMy piano trio was played in the Hoorn Chamber Music Festival by the beautifully Romantic Atlantic Trio of pianist Bas Verheijden.


Damon and the International School of Philosophy have more to say about the book Welke taal spreekt de muziek? —- muziekfilosofische beschouwingen; see also News and Text

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Last update: 24-11-2017

Super Suite was solemnly baptised at Wonderfeel at a crowded yet intimate concert amidst hail and thunder…

Bennewitz QuartetDuring the 2017 and 2018 seasons, the Bennewitz Quartet and Harry-Imre Dijkstra will play my ‘Super’ Suite in a number of venues, most notably at the Wonderfeel Festival, the Edesche Concertzaal, Alexander Pavlovsky’s Zeist Music Days and several others.

Marcel Worms
My He is not here (funk meets Gregorian chant) has been recorded on Marcel Worms’ beautiful double album, at Zefir Records.


Kadanza received highest accolades and heartfelt critical acclaim in Dutch cd-glossy Luister!

“Funny,moving and swinging” - Kadanza was cd of the week on Muziekweb.nl!

Bennewitz Quartet Tiny première: Super Stella by (and for) the Bennewitz Quartet and Harry-Imre Dijkstra.


During the Mechelen Recorder Days we presented my new cd Kadanza!

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Thanksgiving 2014 concert in the Concertgebouw Tracks Series with my Deep River - funk version

Summer 2014: in two big festivals,