Holzkamp Franck Adrian
visited Nordwestdeutsche Musikakademie in Detmold where he studied composition with Professor Jürgen Ulrich, conducting with Professor Karl-Heinz Bloemeke and piano with Professor Edmundo Lasheras and Assistant Professor Kristi Becker-Platz. As a young student he several times took part in the International Chain Festival and the Deutsches Hochschulforum junger Komponisten and in 1991 was given the Sponsorship Award Mozart ´91 for composition. He became musical assistant to Dennis Russell Davies and Raphael Sommer, which greatly helped to develop his skills as a conductor. He also worked as a répétiteur (piano coach) and assistant conductor for various opera productions. Since the late nineties he lived in his adopted hometown Munich, where he worked as a stage composer as well as a conductor and pianist of several ensembles and orchestras. He was strongly influenced by his hospitation with Christian Thielemann and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. His repertoire is as versatile as his own personal interests, such as acting and cabaret. As a composer and conductor he was awarded several prizes, among others the Harmonia Classica Vienna. Up to now he has composed 3 symphonies, 1 sinfonietta, various concertos, choral, chamber and piano music, stage and film music as well as the operas Casanova – oder: der reife Gesang, Haarmann, ein deutsches Singspiel and Das Labyrinth – der Zauberflöte zweyter Theil. Since 2010 the versatile artist has been living near Hanover. Beside performing musical programs as a soloist, mainly with his own works, he in 2012 played the Largo from his Sinfonia n:o 4 Jean Sibeliuksen muistolle on Sibelius´ grand piano in Ainola (Finland). This symphony is in the making at present on the occasion of the 150th birthday of the great Finnish composer to come in 2015. In 2013 Holzkamp conducted Mozart´s opera „Die Entführung aus dem Serail“ at the Schlosstheater in Celle for 28 times. Stage music of his could also be found in the playing schedule of this Northern theatre. In May 2013 he conducted the world premiere of his symphonic fantasy for strings – Aurora Borealis/Revontulet – during the German-Finnish music festival in Tuusula/Finland.
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