Jan Hadermann

Reet, 1952


Jan Hadermann was born in Reet on 12 March 1952. As a composer he is best known in the world of brass bands and wind orchestras.
His father, both a music-lover and a competent musician (as conductor, composer and violinist), was his first mentor. This first musical education within his family circle was continued at the Music Academy in Hemiksem with Marcel Slootmakers and the well-known piano teacher Liliane Esser Herchuelz. Hadermann pursued his professional training at the Lemmens Institute, first in Mechelen and subsequently in Leuven. There he earned his diploma in composition and music education in 1974, graduating with first prizes in solfège (with Lode Dieltiens), harmony (with Frans Geysen), counterpoint and fugue (with Jos Van Looy) and composition (with Matthy Niël). He went on to study with composer Willem Kersters at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp, there earning his first prize in composition.
In 1973 Jan Hadermann became a teacher of counterpoint, fugue and electronic-music composition at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven; from 1979 to 2002 he taught harmony and composition at the “Jef Denyn” Royal Carillon School in Mechelen; and since 1994 he has been a guest teacher of band conducting (theory) at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp. Besides composing and educational activities, he is also active as a conductor and a jury member. He has been a sound engineer for numerous CD recordings and has collaborated on both LP and CD recordings as a music modulator.
Jan Hadermann has written for many musical scorings, including symphony orchestra, wind orchestra, piano, choir, various chamber music ensembles and electronic music. In 1993 he won the SABAM band prize, a distinction awarded every 4 years.

©2005 Gudrun Dewilde, for MATRIX and Flanders Music Centre

Selectieve discografie als componist

Contemporary Music from Flanders - Composers at the LemmensinstituutContemporary Music from Flanders - Composers at the Lemmensinstituut (2005)
20th century
Piet Swerts, Dirk De Nef, Jan Hadermann, Kurt Bikkembergs, Hans Vervenne, Ludo Claesen, Peter Pieters, Jan Van Der Roost (...)
Meesterlijk - KoperblazersMeesterlijk - Koperblazers (2003)
20th century, romanticism, Baroque
Jan Smets, Levente Kende, Rik Vercruysse, Geert Callaert, Alain De Rudder, Jozef De Beenhouwer, Ivo Hadermann, Geert De Vos (...)
Serenades, Variations & More...Serenades, Variations & More... (2001)
Jan Hadermann, Michel Leveugle, Ben Haemhouts, Brassband St. Cecilia Hombeeck, Vittorio Monti, Riccardo Drigo, Enrico Tosselli, Geo Doughty (...)
Compositieklas. Willem KerstersCompositieklas. Willem Kersters (2000)
20th century
Gaby Van Riet, Sophie Hallynck, Noƫlle Schepens, Joris Van den Hauwe, Pieter Nuytten, Alain Craens, Koen Dejonghe, Wim Henderickx (...)
Jeugdkoor- en jongvolwassenenkoor O.-L.-V. Ten poel, TienenJeugdkoor- en jongvolwassenenkoor O.-L.-V. Ten poel, Tienen (1990)
early music, 21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Jeugd en jongvolwassenkoor O.L.V. Ten Poel Tienen, Johan Hermans, Jeroen D'hoe, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Sergei Rachmaninov, Martin Striebel, Vic Nees, William Boyce (...)