Biography

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The Belgian composer and pianist Frederik Neyrinck (°1985) is currently living in Vienna. He studied piano and composition in Brussels, Stuttgart and Graz with Piet Kuijken (piano), Jan Van Landeghem, Marco Stroppa and Clemens Gadenstätter (composition). He visited also different composition courses and masterclasses like the "Ferienkurse für Neue Musik" (Darmstadt), Acanthes (Metz), Impus (Graz), Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Opera Days Rotterdam, ENOA,...

He has worked with various ensembles and soloists like Asko|Schönberg, National Orchestra of Belgium, Ensemble L'Itinéraire, Brussels Philharmonic, Klangforum Wien,  Nadar Ensemble, Bozzini Quartet,  Neue Vocalsolisten, Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon, Oxalys Ensemble, Schallfeld Ensemble, Ensemble Reconsil, Noise-Bridge, Flanders Symphonic Orchestra, Seraphine Stragier & Tim Vandenbergh,  Teresa Doblinger and Jan Michiels.

His works have been performed at festivals and cultural centres such as TRANSIT Leuven, November Music Den Bosch, Gaida Festival Vilnius, ARS MUSICA Brussels, Narodowe Forum Muzyki Wroclaw, Festival Manca Nice, Klara in de Singel Antwerp, Konzerthaus Vienna, Concertgebouw Bruges, BOZAR Brussels, De Link Tilburg and Forme Uniche di Continuità nello Spazio Melbourne.

In 2013 the CD Works for Wind Instruments was released, where different pieces were played by I Solisti del Vento. His piece "Echo de Maeterlinck" was recorded by the Spectra Ensemble and in 2015 a new CD with transcriptions of a.o. Debussy and Granados was released by the ensemble Revue Blanche.

He is the resident composer and one of the founding members of the Odysseia Ensemble, a Belgian chamber music ensemble and he was involved in TIK TAK TOE, a biennial festival for “recent” music organized at the art gallery D’Apostrof in Meigem. 

In 2016, his chamber opera "L'Inconnue de la Seine" (text by Sabryna Pierre) was presented at La Chartreuse, Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, organised by Totem(s).  For 2017-2018, he is the “season’s composer” of the Concertgebouw in Bruges.

As a pianist, he is member of the Platypus Ensemble, an ensemble for contemporary music in Vienna. He performed with them a.o. at Konzerthaus Vienna, Gustav Mahler Musikwochen Toblach, Wien Modern and during the project "Re:construction" in Tokio.

Together with flute player Doris Nicoletti, he founded recently Duo FredDo, with whom he directly won a NASOM-bursary and performed in a.o. Kazakhstan and Italy. He also collaborates with Franziska Fleischanderl (dulcimer), Teresa Doblinger (bass clarinet), Theresia Schmidinger (clarinet) and Nikolaus Feinig (double bass).

Upcoming projects and performances include collaborations with the “Staatstheater Oldenburg” (music theatre for children; Sara Ostertag, direction; Michela Flück, stage/costume);  World Music Days 2017 Vancouver (Bozzini Quartet); Myriam Garcia Fidalgo (cello solo) & the Symphonic Orchestra of the Kunstuniversität Graz;  Koenraad Tinel, Josse De Pauw & Spectra Ensemble (LOD production); the “Münchner Biennale” (Isabelle Kranabetter, direction; Sarah Hoemske, stage); Lieselot De Wilde (soprano) and Asko|Schönberg (opera project “L’Inconnue de la Seine”:  Sabryna Pierre, text; Atelier Bildraum, direction; LOD production & ENOA), Concertgebouw Bruges/MUSICA (project Take Out, around Jacob Obrecht), Ensemble Schallfeld, Ensemble Tmesis, Ensembl’Arenski, Revue Blanche, Ensemble Kontrapunkte, Ensemble L'Itinéraire,...