van Klaveren, Wijnand
Wijnand van Klaveren graduated with distinction from the Conservatory of Amsterdam, completing first and second phase piano (student of Willem Brons) and organ (student of Pieter van Dijk). He has also received several prizes in improvisation (Louis van Dijk) and chamber music (Vriendenkrans and Wolfgang Jacobi Wettbewerb in Münich). He has frequently performed as a duo with Dutch saxophonist Ties Mellema, resulting in several new compositions and arrangements, such as Sonata à la manière de Francis Poulenc.
He has likewise composed and arranged for Arno Bornkamp, the Aurelia Saxophone Quartet, the Amstel Saxophone Quartet, the Alliage Saxophone Quartet, the Utrecht String Quartet, the Jenufa String Quartet, the Romeo String Quartet, Lavinia Meier, Jasperina de Jong, Louis van Dijk, Christianne Stotijn, Thomas Oliemans, the Holland Wind Players, Camerata Amsterdam, New Trombone Collective and many others. Several of his arrangements and works have been recorded by Arno Bornkamp, Ties Mellema, and their respective saxophone quartets. He has also composed a concerto for alto saxophone and fanfare.
Van Klaveren actively writes and arranges for other Dutch ensembles, such as Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Frommermann, and the Dutch National Youth Choir. He maintains a special affection for the works of English composers such as Finzi, Bridge, Quilter, Howells, and Walton. He recently completed a mass for baritone and organ, which has been recorded, as well as canticles for choir and organ in the Anglican Tradition.