Jan Van Der Roost

Category:componist, hedendaagse componist, hedendaagse muziek, dirigent


Jan Van der Roost was born on 1 March 1956 in Duffel. By listening to dozens of records and tapes in the family home he came into contact with many genres, including music for wind instruments. After his secondary school studies at St Gummarus College in Lier, he went on to study in the Conservatory and Music Education departments at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven, earning three degrees. Besides the Pedagogical Diploma, he received first prizes in solfège (with Lode Dieltiens), harmony (Frans Geysen), counterpoint (Jos Van Looy), trombone (François De Backer) and music history (Hugo Heughebaert). He completed his theoretical training at the Royal Conservatory in Ghent, with a first prize in fugue (Julien Mestdagh). He also earned first prizes in choral conducting (Roger Leens) and composition (Willem Kersters) at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp.
In 1983, Jan Van der Roost was named teacher of counterpoint and fugue at the Lemmens Institute. From 1991 he was also the conductor of the concert band at this institution. He has taught as guest professor at the Shobi Institute of Music in Tokyo and at the Nagoya University of the Arts. He has also been a guest teacher at music schools in Italy, Finland, the Netherlands, Austria, Canada, the United States, Brazil, Germany, Scotland, Luxemburg and Japan. Van der Roost is a frequent jury member, guest lecturer and guest conductor both in Belgium and abroad: his activities have taken him to 35 countries on 4 continents.
Van der Roost has only infrequently taken part in composition competitions, although he has twice won prizes: in 1985 with Van Maan en Aarde (From Moon and Earth) for mixed choir (competition organised by the Antwerp Provincial government) and in 1987 for Excalibur for brass band (competition organised by the Flemish Brass Band Federation).
Jan Van der Roost has composed more than 90 works to date. Since 1988, all his compositions have been commissioned. His music has been performed in some fifty countries and almost all his works have been recorded (for radio, television and/or CD).

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Selective discography

Jan Van der RoostJan Van der Roost (2004)
20th century
I Fiamminghi, Jan Van Der Roost, Jan Van Der Roost
Missa BrevisMissa Brevis (2003)
Jan Van Der Roost

Selectieve discografie als componist

Outrageous Fortune - Four concertos for Trombone and WindsOutrageous Fortune - Four concertos for Trombone and Winds (2019)
21st century / contemporary
Brett Baker, Reed Thomas, Jan Van Der Roost, Middle Tennessee State University Wind Ensemble, Sören Hyldgaard, James M. Stephenson, Nigel Clarke
I colori della gioiaI colori della gioia (2018)
20th century
Vlaams Radiokoor (VRK), Jan Van Der Roost
Final favouritesFinal favourites (2017)
Vier Op 'n Rij - Flanders Recorder Quartet, Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Parsons, Hugh Ashton, Costanzo Festa, Jacobus Clemens Non Papa, Matthew Locke, Jan Van Der Roost (...)
Choir Music from Poland and BelgiumChoir Music from Poland and Belgium (2011)
20th century
Liliana Pociecha, Józef Elsner, Herman Engels, Szczepan Kosior, César Franck, Andrzej Zwisza, Krzysztof Penderecki, Marcin Wolak (...)
From Belgium with loveFrom Belgium with love (2011)
20th century
Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Dirk Brossé, Dirk Brossé, Jean Louel, Silveer Van den Broeck, Brussels Philharmonic, August Verbesselt, Wayne Bailey (...)
Mia Cara - Pamina Flute quartetMia Cara - Pamina Flute quartet (2009)
classicism, 20th century, Baroque, early music
Pamina Fluitenkwartet, Orlandus Lassus, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonín Reicha, Yvonne Desportes, Samuel Barber, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Maarten Van Ingelgem (...)
From Io to DandiFrom Io to Dandi (2008)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Belgian Brass, Dirk Brossé, Jan Van Landeghem, Jan Van Der Roost, Wim Henderickx
Banchetto musicaleBanchetto musicale (2007)
20th century
Bart Spanhove, Joris Van Goethem, Paul Van Loey, Han Tol, Vier Op 'n Rij - Flanders Recorder Quartet, Piet Swerts, Jan Van Der Roost, Frans Geysen (...)
Young conductors meet young composersYoung conductors meet young composers (2006)
20th century
Jan Van Der Roost, Wouter Lenaerts, Bert Appermont, Bart Picqueur
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 (...)

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