Tristan Keuris (1946-1996)
Last updated: 22.04.17
According to Internet sources given below, Tristan Keuris was a Dutch composer. He studied composition with Ton de Leeuw at Utrecht Conservatory, where he graduated with the Composition Prize.
He wrote SINFONIA for orchestra in 1975, a work that firmly established him as a composer of international importance, winning the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize and subsequently receiving many performances world-wide. His major works include MOVEMENTS FOR ORCHESTRA (1982), PIANO CONCERTO (1980), SYMPHONIC TRANSFORMATIONS (1987), CONCERTO FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET (1986), l THREE MICHELANGELO SONGS (1990), CONCERTO FOR TWO CELLOS (1992), LAUDI (1993), SYMPHONY IN D (1995), ARCADE (1995) and VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 2 (1995).
Besides his work as a composer, Keuris taught at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, and was head of the compositiondepartment at Utrecht Conservatory. Tristan Keuris was one of the most striking and original musical voices of recent years, displaying a mastery of form andtechnique, a synthesis of style and language, and combining intellectual integrity with great powers of utterance.