George van Dam

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Violonist

George van Dam is a violinist, composer and harpsichordist. As a violinist he has worked with several leading composers of today – and frequently with contemporary-music ensembles such as the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, MusikFabrik, Ebony Trio, Spectra and Ictus, of which he is one of the founding members.

Being quite active in the dance – and theatre world, he has appeared as a soloist in the productions Rosa, Achterland, Kinok and Partita2 by Rosas/Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and in Die Siel van die Mier, Escorial e.a. by Josse De Pauw (Muziek LOD, Transparant) as a pianist in Trio in Mi-Bémol (Mozart) by Jan Ritsema (Kaaitheater) and with Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus.

His own compositions include song cycles, chamber music, a concerto for violin and timbila-orchestra (GP Drumming Porto), music for film (Joseph Plateau Prize 2005), theatre/ dance performances, music for choir (Collegium Vocale, Soloists of the Monnaie Academy) and works with visual artists Manon de Boer, Angela Bulloch, Trudo Engels, Ana Torfs e.a.

In 2012, he resumed his activities as harpsichordist having studied with Robert Kohnen, Ketil Haugsand, Johan Pieterse, Bob van Asperen and Elisabeth Joyé in masterclasses at the Piccola Accademia in Montisi and Utrecht.
Recent projects include the theatre productions War and Turpentine by Jan Lauwers/Needcompany in which he appeared as a soldier-violinist, and in the 2019-2020 season, Goldberg Variations on the harpsichord (with the musician-performer Simon Lenski), Probabilities of Independent Events by Grace Ellen Barkey/Needcompany and House of Our Fathers/Mothers of Inventions by Jan Lauwers/Needcompany, as keyboard-player and violinist.
He has taught at the Conservatory in Liège (Belgium), at the Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music (Germany), Akiyoshidai Seminar, Japan and currently teaches a post-graduate course in contemporary violin at the Conservatory in Ghent, Belgium.

George van Dam studied the violin with Georges Octors, Jacques Israelievitch e.a. and in master-classes with Dorothy DeLay, Zinaïda Gilels, Albert Markov, Aaron Rosand and Rainer Kussmaul.

Website: georgevandam.com

George van Dam is violist, componist en klavecinist. Als violist werkte hij met toonaangevende componisten - in de context van hedendaagse-muziek ensembles als Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, MusikFabrik, Ebony Trio, Spectra en Ictus, waarvan hij één van de stichtende leden is.

Hij trad op als solist in de producties Rosa, Achterland, Kinok and Partita2 van Rosas/Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, en in de producties Die Siel van die Mier (met Jan Kuijken), Escorial e.a. van Josse De Pauw (Muziek LOD, Transparant), als pianist in Trio in Mi-Bémol (Mozart) van Jan Ritsema (Kaaitheater) en met Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus.

Zijn eigen composities omvatten lied-cycli, kamermuziek, een viool-concerto met timbila-ensemble (GP Drumming Porto) filmmuziek (Joseph Plateau Prijs 2005), muziek voor theater/dans producties, koormuziek (Collegium Vocale Gent, Soloists of the Monnaie Academy). Daarnaast werkte hij als muzikant met beeldende kunstenaars Manon de Boer, Angela Bulloch, Trudo Engels, Ana Torfs e.a.

In 2012 hernam hij zijn activiteiten als klavecinist. Hij studeerde bij Robert Kohnen, Ketil Haugsand, Johan Pieterse, Bob van Asperen, Elisabeth Joyé en nam deel aan masterclasses van de Piccola Accademia te Montisi en in Utrecht.

Recente projecten zijn onder meer de scenische producties; Oorlog en Terpentijn van Jan Lauwers/Needcompany als violist-soldaat, en in het seizoen 2019-2020, Goldberg Variations op de klavecimbel (met de musicus-performer Simon Lenski), Probabilities of Independent Events van Grace Ellen Barkey/Needcompany and House of Our Fathers/Mothers of Inventions van Jan Lauwers/Needcompany, als keyboard-speler en violist.

Hij gaf les aan het Conservatorium in Luik, aan de Ferienkurse in Darmstadt, Akiyoshidai Seminar, Japan, en vandaag in de MaNaMa cursus hedendaagse muziek van het Conservatorium in Gent.

George van Dam studeerde viool bij Georges Octors, Jacques Israelievitch e.a. en in master-classes van Dorothy DeLay, Zinaïda Gilels, Albert Markov, Aaron Rosand en Rainer Kussmaul.

Website: georgevandam.com

George van Dam est violoniste, compositeur et claveciniste. En tant que violoniste, il a travaillé avec plusieurs compositeurs majeurs de notre époque — généralement dans le cadre d'ensembles dédiés à la musique contemporaine, tels que l’Ensemble Modern Francfort, MusikFabrik, Ebony Trio, Spectra et Ictus, dont il est un des membres fondateurs. Très actif dans le monde de la danse et du théâtre, il a accompagné entre autres les spectacles Rosa, Achterland, Kinok et Partita2 de Rosas/Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, et L’âme des Termites, Escorial de Josse De Pauw (Muziek LOD, Transparant) ; en tant que pianiste : Le Trio en Mi-Bémol (Mozart) de Jan Ritsema (au Kaaitheater) et d’autres productions avec Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus.

Ses propres compositions comprennent des cycles de chansons, de la musique de chambre, un concerto pour violon et ensemble de timbilas (pour le GP Drumming Porto), de la musique de film (Prix Joseph Plateau 2005), des musiques de scène pour la danse ou le théâtre, de la musique chorale (pour le Collegium Vocale ou les solistes de la Monnaie Academy), ainsi que des créations avec les artistes plasticiens Manon de Boer, Angela Bulloch, Trudo Engels, Ana Torfs et d’autres.

En 2012, il reprend ses activités de claveciniste après avoir étudié avec Robert Kohnen, Ketil Haugsand, Johan Pieterse, Bob van Asperen et Elisabeth Joyé dans les masterclasses de la Piccola Accademia à Montisi et à Utrecht.

Ses projets récents comprennent les productions scéniques Guerre et Térébenthine de Jan Lauwers/Needcompany, dans lequel il apparaît sous les traits d’un violoniste-soldat, et pour la saison 2019-2020, les Goldberg Variations (avec le musicien-performer Simon Lenski), Probabilities of Independent Events de Grace Ellen Barkey/Needcompany et House of Our Fathers/Mothers of Inventions de Jan Lauwers/Needcompany, en tant que claviériste et violoniste.

George van Dam enseigné au Conservatoire de Liège, au Ferienkurse à Darmstadt, au Séminaire d’Akiyoshidai (Japon) et donne actuellement un cours de troisième cycle en violon contemporain au Conservatoire de Gand.

George van Dam a étudié le violon avec Georges Octors, Jacques Israelievitch e.a. et dans les master-classes de Dorothy DeLay, Zinaïda Gilels, Albert Markov, Aaron Rosand et Rainer Kussmaul.

Site internet : georgevandam.com

Projects tagged with [George van Dam]

What the Body does not Remember

Wim Vandekeybus, Thierry De Mey, Peter Vermeersch | Ulitma Vez & Ictus | 1987/2013 : revival with live music

7 events

Lost Cowboy

Ictus String Quartet presents : John Adams, Øyvind Torvund, Béla Bartók, Luciano Berio, James Dillon

String Quartet in Lille

Francesconi, Nancarrow, Adams

1 event

RIHM / BASELITZ (strijktrio)

Wolfgang Rihm : Musik für drei Streicher for string trio, 1977 In MUba Museum, Tourcoing

1 event

Liquid Room V (Subtilior)

A Liquid Room on 4 stages with guest performers of medieval music, and two premieres by Yeznikian and Guiraud

1 event, 3 articles & 1 audiofragment

Michael Levinas : La Métamorphose (opera)

La Métamorphose, opera by Michaël Levinas, based on Franz Kafka, preceded by Je, Tu, Il, a prologue from Valère Novarina

4 articles & 1 audiofragment

SOLDAT (Stravinsky | Aperghis)

Igor Stravinsky : L'Histoire du Soldat   |   Georges Aperghis : Le Soldat Inconnu

7 events

MARTA (Mitterer | Steinbuch | Lagarde)

New opera by Wolfgang Mitterer. Original libretto by Gerhild Steinbuch. Staged by Ludovic Lagarde.

2 events & 2 articles

Wagner Dream

Opera by Jonathan Harvey and Jean-Claude Carrière, staged by Pierre Audi

3 articles & 1 audiofragment

I Said I (with Rosas, 1999)

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jolente De Keersmaeker, Peter Handke. Fabrizio Cassol, DJ Grazzhoppa, Ictus.

Riccardo Nova : Drones (2001)

Carnatic rhythms and electric orkestra

1 audiofragment

With Toshio Hosokawa (2005)

A portrait

Pierre Jodlowski : People / Time (2005)

People / Time tells a story, or rather, some stories : that one about a decaying leaf, those ones about roads, which white bands become

Blazek (2006)

Ictus String Quartet

Steen-Andersen, Webern, Stravinsky, Ligeti

Berio / Bartok / Dillon : Violin Duets

George van Dam, Igor Semenoff

Labyrinth Ligeti

A complete Ligeti evening (Opéra de Lille and deSingel)

1 audiofragment

Saint John ( Liquid Room 433, for John Cage)

4 hours and 33 seconds

2 articles

Liquid Room III : Darmstadt 2012

A seamless evening on three stages, related to the past and present of the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik of Darmstadt

KINOK (with Rosas, 1994)

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, De Mey, Bartok, Beethoven

Quatuor pour la fin du temps

Olivier Messiaen, 1941, for clarinet, violin, cello and piano

2 events

Wolfgang Rihm : Musik für drei Streicher

String trio.

2 events & 1 article

Les Zébrides

Happy day in Opéra de Lille

1 event

Piano & String Quartet (Fumiyo ikeda | Morton Feldman)

Choreography and solo performance : Fumiyo Ikeda | Live music : Jean-Luc Fafchamps & Ictus Strings

1 event & 1 article

Jürg Frey : Quartet #2

Concert with commentary

1 event & 1 article

Welcome to Caveland !

Underworld & Afterworld

1 event

Jardin Des Secrets (A Nocturnal Journey)

*At last, then, I am allowed to refresh myself in a bath of darkness!* (Charles Baudelaire)     An initiation, a ritual itinerary - in

1 event

Death of Light

“No crucifixion has ever seemed so devastating”, wrote the composer about Grünewald’s Isenheim Altarpiece, which is the inspiration be

1 event

MITRA

Jorge León, Eva Reiter, George van Dam | Between opera, documentary cinema and installation |

4 events

Donaueschingen : 4 premieres

Martin Schüttler, Hanna Eimermacher, Francesca Verunelli, James Saunders

1 event & 1 audiofragment

Short Is The Night (Saint Johns' Eve)

NON-STOP MUSIC FROM SUNSET TO SUNRISE

1 event

At the bottom of the sea

... our memory at work, obsessed by a fleeting object that becomes all the more sublime because it is so difficult to capture.

3 events

Trois Contes [Gérard Pesson]

A new opera by Gérard Pesson and David Lescot after Andersen / Foschini / Poe

1 event & 1 article

Wir irren

Ana Torfs & Ictus (concert and film)

4 events

Pneuma (25th Anniversary Edition)

Breathcore, instrumental music, electronic music: a very special edition for Ictus' Birthday.

1 event & 2 articles

Watch & listen to [George van Dam]

Iannis Xenakis : Ikhoor

Xenakis string trio, live in Biennale di Venezia, 2011

1 video

Fausto Romitelli : Professor Bad Trip

“Like a Sonic Youth version of Bach” — (De Standaard, Maarten Beirens)

Helmut Oehring | Iris Ter Schiphorst : Prae Senz

Oehring/Ter Schiphorst : Prae Senz, Ballet Blanc II

Magnus Lindberg : Chamber Music

Magnus Lindberg : Clarinet Quintet (1992) | Related Rocks (1997) A Megadisc CD, 2000

1 soundcloud track

Thierry De Mey : Kinok

Megadisc Classics, 1995 Kinok, Unknowness, Violin Concerto, Amor Constante

1 soundcloud track

Michael Levinas: La Métamorphose

Michaël Levinas, after Franz Kafka. AEON 2012.

2 videos

Francesco Filidei : Ballata n.2

Live in Strasbourg, September22nd, 2012, Festival Musica

1 download
1 soundcloud track

Hikari Kiyama: Kabuki

VENICE, Biennale Musica 2011

1 video

Christophe Guiraud : Le déchirèrent, [...]

Liquid Room V, Subtilior, Kaaitheater, Brussels, March 23rd, 2014

1 soundcloud track