"Music is ... A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy" - Ludwig van Beethoven

Oene van Geel

Composer/violist Oene van Geel (1973) is u true adventurer in music. Influenced by jazz, Indian music, chamber music and free improvisation, he has applied his virtuoso improvisation skills and his composition talents to a wide scope of musical activities. On viola is currently active with Zapp 4, Goudsmit, Erker, van Geel and van Vliet, Eric Vaarzon Morel, the Nordanians and the Oxymore quintet. He has won the Deloitte Jazz Award (2002), Dutch Jazz Competition (2001), Jur Naessens Music Prize (2000) and has received composition commissions from the Amsterdam Cello Biennale (2008), November Music (2006), the North Sea Jazz Festival (2005), SJU Jazz Festival (2002) and the Marathon Festival (2002). As a composer Oene works al lot in combination with theatre with artists such as Boukje Schweigman, Kenzo Kusuda, jeugdtheater Sonnevanck, Ted van Lieshout and Holland Opera.

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Estafest - Goudsmit, Erker, van Geel & van Vliet