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Konrad Koselleck

Pianist/Composer/Arranger

Curriculum Vitae
9th march 1971 born in Heidelberg/Germany
education
1978-1985 trumpet
since 1985 piano
1990 graduated from the Bavinkgymnasium/Bielefeld/Germany
1992-1998 studied piano/light music at the Hilversum’s Conservatorium
teachers: Frans Elsen, Rob Madna, Henk Elkerbout, Rob van Bavel
1993-1994 studied 2nd instrument double bass with Koos Seriese
1998-2001 studied arranging/composition with Jurre Haanstra at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool
v/d Kunsten
orchestration: Andre Douw, Daan Manneke (also classical composition)
renaissance contra point: Boudewijn Leeuwenberg, Paul Schepers
2003 privat lesson with Maria Schneider
experience
1998 arranging for tap dance legend Buster Brown, who worked with Ellington and Monk
1998-2005 working with Iwan Dam, actor/songwriter, several theater productions, CD “In Deze Stad“
1999 Euroring Arrangers Workshop with the Metropole Orchestra conducted by Vince Mendoza
1999-2006 leader of the Seabreeze Big Band in IJmuiden/NL
since 1999 staff arranger and composer for the Ricciotti Ensemble an unusual chamber orchestra,
playing music from Bach up to Robbie Williams, CD “Ricciotti’s Finest Hour”
teacher combo/theory/piano at the DJAM, a jazz school in Amsterdam
2001 arranging and conducting his recital featuring Ronald Douglas with 4 brass, 10 strings
and rhythm section
arranging for the Jugend Jazz Big Band Hessen/Germany for a tour to Brazil
2001-2006 pianist/co-composer of the BWQ, an individual Jazz quartet lead by Bastiaan Woltjer, trb
2002 arranging for brass band Jade Street Parade CD ”Drum ‘n’ Brass”
2002-2006 teacher composition at the Amsterdamse Theater Academie
2003 arranging for the Christmas CD of the Flehite Sinfoniëtta in Amersfoort/NL
conducted by Ali Groen. Unusual choice of repertoire results in a refreshing recording
2003-2006 pianist/composer of the Comedy Band inspired by Spike Jones and Monty Python
2004 composition “Disegisb, My Little Squirrel”, commissioned by the Fonds v/d Scheppende
Toonkunst for the Ricciotti Ensemble, also played at Paradiso/Amsterdam
introducing the Konrad Koselleck Big Band on 5 may at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam.
The band repertoire includes only originals and arrangements by Konrad Koselleck
arranging for the Princess Christina Concours concert at Carnegie Hall/New York
BWQ was invited by Willem Breuker to play on his festival “Klap op de Vuurpijl”
2005 arranging for the Jazzorchestra of the Concertgebouw under direction of Henk Meutgeert
since 2005 theater show “Unbeschreiblich Weiblich” with Ellen ten Damme & the Konrad Koselleck
Big Band on festivals like Parade, halls like the Melkweg/Amsterdam.
Advance Music publishes 2 arrangements for Orchestra
2005-2009 Konrad Koselleck Big Band plays monthly with a different program in the Nighttheater
Sugarfactory featuring vocalists, among them Ronald Douglas, Jeroen Zijlstra, Lydia
van Dam, Claron McFadden, Mathilde Santing, Hind, Pigor and Sven Ratzke
2006 Composition “Pocketsuite for Tuba and Percussion” commissioned by the tuba player of
the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Perry Hoogendijk
arranging “High Speed Train” by Robin Berlijn for the Noord Nederlands Orkest
the Konrad Koselleck Big Band plays on the Amsterdam Dance Event at the Bimhuis
since 2007 arranging for the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble including the new years concerts at the
Concertgebouw/Amsterdam with national TV broadcasting
2008 arranging/recomposing Debussy’s “Children’s Corner” for the reed quintet Calefax
since 2008 theatershow “Deutscher Sexappeal” with Sven Ratzke & the Konrad Koselleck Big Band
since 2009 Konrad Koselleck Big Band plays every 2 month in the Bimhuis featuring vocalists among
them Greetje Kauffeld, Edwin Rutten, Claron McFadden
2010 the first CD of the Konrad Koselleck Big Band: “My Favorites Sing” featuring Claron
McFadden, Edwin Rutten Ellen ten Damme, Esra Dalfidan, Deborah Carter, Lydia van
Dam, Mapi Quintana and Sven Ratzke
premiere Jazzmusical “Roulette” with Big Band by Thomas Pigor, libretto, composer &
Konrad Koselleck, composer, arranger at the Staatstheater Saarbrücken

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