Noor Sommereyns



Noor Sommereyns (°24/11/1982, Belgium) attended, besides the Greek-Latin section, several courses such as solfège, chorus, harmony, accompaniment and piano at the Municipal Music Academy of Woluwé-Saint-Pierre (Brussels).

At the age of twelve she composed her first pieces for piano and was recognized by SABAM as composer on her fourteenth. A little bit later Noor was twice proclaimed laureate of the KBC Aquarius Youngsters Composition Project, in 1998 with ‘Sémira’ (for piano solo) and in 1999 with ‘Oh, fruscio del bel canneto’ (for soprano and piano). She finished her studies at the music academy with two municipal award medals, one for the music theory (high distinction) and for piano (highest distinction).

In 2000 Noor started her education at the Lemmensinstituut in Louvain where she was twice awarded laureate at the Muzizoek Composition Contest, in 2002 with ‘Endeavour’ (for string quartet) and in 2003 with ‘Avalon’ (for mixed choir). In December 2003 she was awarded at the ISME - Composition Contest. With her piece ‘Cascade’ for harp solo she won the Second Award - Piet Vermeulen Award and the Special Award for the best composition for Harp or Piano. Also at the Provincial Prize for Music composition 2003 for Brass Band (Flemish-Brabant) she got a special mention for the piece ‘Phoenix’ and received the Encouragement Award. In 2004 she composed ‘Myst’ for harp solo, the imposed work at the Axion Classics Contest of Dexia Bank and wrote several choir arrangements for the European Youth Music Festival in Neerpelt. A year later her composition ‘Poor Corydon’ (for mixed choir) yielded her the First Prize at the National Choir Composition Contest of Capella di Voce/Euprint.

In June 2005 she graduated from the Lemmensinstituut as Master in Music Composition with high distinction. She had been coached by Luc Van Hove, Jan Van der Roost and Kurt Bikkembergs. Meanwhile Noor has been commissioned by several ensembles and organizations, such as the SPECTRA ensemble, Jongart and the Emanon Ensemble and she has made a successful concert tour in Japan with her composition ‘Kayano’ (autumn 2007). New commissions make her oeuvre grow continually. Noor's compositions are available at several music publishers, such as Euprint and Metropolis Music Publishers.

Since 2011, Noor Sommereyns has ceased her musical activities.


Selectieve discografie als componist

Am Siebenten TageAm Siebenten Tage (2013)
choir music, 20th century
Camerata Musica Limburg, Kurt Bikkembergs, Jan Schumacher, Roland Coryn, Vic Nees, Maarten Van Ingelgem, Rudi Tas, Noor Sommereyns (...)
Fingerprints - Signaturen van componerend VlaanderenFingerprints - Signaturen van componerend Vlaanderen (2011)
20th century, 21st century / contemporary
Bert Van Herck, Filip Rathé, Spectra Ensemble, Simon De Poorter, Annelies Van Parys, Klaas Coulembier, Stéphane Vande Ginste, Noor Sommereyns (...)
De nieuwe oogst. Nationale Koorcompositiewedstrijd 2007De nieuwe oogst. Nationale Koorcompositiewedstrijd 2007 (2007)
20th century
Capella di voce, Jacqueline Fontyn, Ludo Claesen, Ludo Geloen, Kurt Bikkembergs, Sebastiaan Van Steenberge, Martin Slootmaekers, Noor Sommereyns (...)
De nieuwe oogst. Nationale koorcompositiewedstrijd 2005De nieuwe oogst. Nationale koorcompositiewedstrijd 2005 (2005)
20th century
Capella di voce, Kurt Bikkembergs, Jan Van Landeghem, Dirk Van Croonenborch, Vic Nees, Peter Lejaeghere, Noor Sommereyns, Kristiaan Van Ingelgem (...)
Uit de schaduwUit de schaduw (2005)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Jonathan Anderson, Olivier Berten, Noémie Schellens, Hans Aerts, Line Vanderkerhover, Octaaf Van Geert, Julien Beurms, Geert Van Der Straeten (...)
Sinong Tao KayaSinong Tao Kaya
20th century
Noor Sommereyns