Boudewijn Cox


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Boudewijn Cox was born in Huybergen (Netherlands) in 1965 and grew up in Rijkevorsel (Belgium).

He received degrees for guitar, chamber music, harmony, counterpoint at the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven, where he also received a degree for composition and fugue.

His works have already received several awards, so as the 'Prometheus Award - 1995', the 'B.A.P. Sabam Award - 1994', and the 'Youth and Music-Award 1998 for composition'. His "Onyx" for orchestra received a 'Highly Special Commendation' at the Vienna Modern Masters 6th International Orchestral Recording Award Competition 1997'. Onyx is registered on CD (VMM CD 3044).
"Prelude", for piano solo, was compulsory piece in the semi finals of the 'International Music Contest Queen Elisabeth 1999'. A recording is to be found on 'The Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium - piano 1999 - CYP9607". His “Prelude” is selected out of 160 compositions for the ISCM festival 2006 in Miami, Florida. “Da Una Certa Distanza” for orchestra received a first prize November 2006 by the “Förderverein Brandenburger Philharmoniker” during the 2nd edition of the “Brandenburger Biennale” and received its German premier season 2008-’09. Da Una Certa Distanza also received a second prize in the Fourth Composition Competition "Ivan Spassov"- Bulgaria, 2007. This composition is scheduled for the next Winter Festival in Pazardjik. 2008 Boudewijn Cox received a grant from the "Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België" where he was in a 3-month residence to work on his Symphony.

His works are played worldwide by a.o. Myriam Bogaerts, Jenny Lin, I Solisti del Vento, Worldbrass, the Flemish Radio Orchestra, the Beethoven Academie, the Moravian Filharmonic Orchestra, the Brno Filharmonic Orchestra, the Czech Filharmonic Orchestra in concert halls going from 'deSingel' in Antwerp - Belgium, the ‘Berliner Philharmonie’ (Germany) 'till 'Carnegie Recital Hall' in New York and the ‘Dvorak Hall in the Rudolfinum (Prague – Czech Republic).

He has been asked to be a member of the jury in an international composition competition of orchestral music in Brandenburg, Germany.

April 2004, Boudewijn Cox organized a concert in deSingel, Antwerp, for the benefit of SaSel, an educational project in El Zaïte in El Salvador. Together with his wife he supports this project since 1998. During this concert his "Onyx" for orchestra finally got its Belgian premier

Important recent commissions including his “Symphony #1”, commissioned by the Czech Filharmonic Orchestra and a "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra", commissioned by the Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen.

Currently he's preparing an opera, a cello concerto and a new chamber music piece for soprano, piano and string quartet. His next premier will be "Tapestry of Light" for mezzo soprano and bass clarinet, on 27 April 2017 in the St Michael and Goedele Cathedral, Brussels.

As from 2009 his compositions are available through Musica Mundana Musikverlag, worldwide distribution by Ricordi.

Boudewijn Cox teaches at the academy in Wemmel since 1993. During 2009-'10 he lectures (ad interim) also composition at the Royal Conservatorium of Brussels. Starting September 2016 he teaches composition and theory at the Academy of Haasrode.

(October 2014. Please discard any undated or previously dated materials.)

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