George van Dam

The Namibian-born violinist George Alexander van Dam has been a committed performer of contemporary music since the early stages of his career. He has worked with leading composers of today – Adès, Aperghis, Benjamin, Chin, Eötvos, Francesconi, Goeyvaerts, Harvey, Hosokawa, Kagel, Kurtàg, Ligeti, Mamiya, Reich, Saariaho, Stockhausen, Joji Yuasa, amongst others – as a soloist or within the context of contemporary-music ensembles such as Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, MusikFabrik, or Ictus, of which he is a founding member.

In 2012 he resumed studying the harpsichord – with Robert Kohnen – rekindling his childhood fascination for early keyboard music.

His own work as a composer includes chamber music, a violin concerto, music for (silent) film, for theatre and dance performances – and works with visual artists.

As of February 2015

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