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Tristan Keuris

Publisher: Novello & Co

His individual mixture of tonal and atonal material created a particular forward thrust in his music: harmonic tension was always present, and this, combined with a strong rhythmic impetus, kept not only the audience but also the players constantly involved. ... He always believed that music must actively communicate, and convince the listeners emotionally. - Martin Cotton, The Independent



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Career Highlights:
  • 1995 received a Koussevitzky Foundation award.
  • 1988 commissioned to mark the centenary of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • 1982 received the Cultural Award of Hilversum for the Piano Concerto
  • 1976 awarded Matthijs Vermeulen Prize for Sinfonia for Orchestra
  • 1962-9 studied at the Utrecht Conservatory with Ton de Leeuw