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Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

Tips for young composers

Koen Kessels, member of the artistic board of the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp and also the Music Director of The Royal Ballet in London, shares his tips for young composers and speaks about the opportunities and challenges of commissioning new music for dance.

‘Commissioning new music is one of the ways to bring about evolution in our society’, says Koen. ‘It’s very difficult to find the right way to promote contemporary music and new commissions – but I think ballet, opera and stage work are the ideal field’.

He always encourages composers to ‘go and see and find the choreographer who you feel aligned to’.

Source: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/listen-koen-kessels-on-the-power-of-orchestra...