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 Christian Blaha

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Christian Blaha (M.A. Mus.) studied composition with Alexandre Hrisanide (a pupil of Nadia Boulanger in Paris), choral conducting with Louis Buskens and piano with Joop Albracht and Paul Komen at the Brabants Conservatorium in Tilburg and orchestral conducting with Ed Spanjaard in Amsterdam. For choral conducting and composition (cum laude), he both received a Master of Arts. Furthermore, he participated master classes with Alfred Reed, Menachim Breuer and Romain Bischoff whom he assisted at the Dutch Vocal Laboratorium.

Blaha received commissions i.a. from the Nederlands Promenade Orkest, the Limburgs Symfonieorkest, Pianoduo Post-Mulder, Nieuw Amsterdams Peil, and Belcanto Strings (Daniel Raiskin). He composed over 80 works (including 3 symphony’s, opera’s, chamber music and choral works). Momentarily he is working on his 4th Symphony ‘The great War 1914-1918’ and on a song cycle with Peter Slager from the famous Dutch band BlØf.  He is also an all round arranger who made arrangements for i.a. Rik Mol, Stephan Geusebroek and Glennis Grace.

Christian Blaha is founder and chief conductor of the professional chamber orchestra Zeeuws Kamerorkest TY and the semi-professional chamber choir Melopoëia. Furthermore he is conductor of Middelburgs Kamerkoor and accompanying pianist of Koor Lichte Muziek A58 with whom he won the national choir festival competition in the category ‘groot koor lichte muziek’ 2008 and 2010.

Blaha is regularly asked to give courses in conducting, composition and music theory.

Courses

Composition, as part of the Music Performing Program.



P.O. Box 94
NL-4330 AB Middelburg
Office hours: by appointment
Tel. 0118-655500 / fax 0118-655508
E-mail: c.blaha@ucr.nl