As of the new academic year, Kaveh Vares has taken up the position of artistic leader of the master's programme Composing for Film. He succeeds Jurre Haanstra, who set up the master's programme in 2007 and led it successfully for fourteen years.
Kaveh studied classical composition and film composition at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. As a composer he is known for his versatility; he writes music in many different styles and disciplines for orchestras and ensembles, theatre and dance companies, and film and television series. He previously taught orchestration at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.