First prize for From Clouds and First Winds!

Last Tuesday 1 March, pianist and composer Maurick Reuser won two first prizes in the international composition competition The Time of the Guitar. The competition, in full name III International Competition among composers “THE TIME OF THE GUITAR“, took place online last month and was organized by the Moscow International Association of Guitar Art, a leading organization in international guitar music. The jury consisted of composers and guitarists from Italy, Canada, Finland and Russia.

Maurick receives the prizes for the guitar solo work From Clouds and First Winds, a duo for clarinet and guitar. His source of inspiration is the coming together of eastern and western cultures and how these can relate to each other. The exploration of balance, harmony, dynamics and space takes a central role. His favourite expression is fusoku-furi, which means ‘’not connected and not separated’’.

Read an article by Tilburg University in English or Dutch.

Nominated for the Tera de Marez Oyens Prize 2021

Kobucha has been nominated for the Tera de Marez Oyens Prize 2021. This means that I will perform Kobucha at the Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2021.


Amba Klapwijk – The very lightweight thread floats in the moving air
Maurick Reuser – Kobucha
Nuno Lobo – Necrotic Birds
Soheil Shayesteh – žhâ
Remy Alexander – nieuw stuk

Soheil Shayesteh won!

Read more about Tera de Marez Oyens here (article by Thea Derks).

Third prize for Memory Lane!

Memory Lane (2021) has been awarded the third prize at the Prinses Christina Composing Competition! The prize entails tickets to November Music 2021 and the Trio Chimaera Prize. The latter means that I can write a piece for Trio Chimaera, which they will perform, under guidance of Dutch composer Anne-Maartje Lemereis.

Read in Brabants Dagblad.
Read in News from Tilburg University.

The piece for the Trio Chimaera Prize has become Autumn Colours as part of their Mahler festival!