Organist Laurens de Man wins Nederlandse Muziekprijs

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Nederlandse Muziekprijs for organist Laurens de Man

Organist Laurens de Man has won this year's Nederlandse Muziekprijs. This prestigious award is the highest distinction conferred by the Performing Arts Fund (Fonds Podiumkunsten) on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science to a musician active in classical music.

He studied piano, organ, and harpsichord at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Today, he works as a lecturer, teaching classical piano to jazz pianists at the CvA.

The jury of the Nederlandse Muziekprijs was full of praise for the talented organist and stated, "The committee is impressed by his intelligent virtuosity and his personal, inventive use of colours in distinct sound recordings, evident in his performances of both well-known and unfamiliar repertoire."

The award ceremony is scheduled for the 7th of March and will be presented by the departing Secretary of State for Culture and Media, Fleur Gräper-van Koolwijk. During this special occasion, Laurens de Man will perform at the Orgelpark in Amsterdam. The programme includes a new composition for organ and ensemble by Martijn Padding, which will be broadcast live on NPO Klassiek during the 'Avondconcert'.