Jos Schroevers

Jos Schroevers


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Jos Schroevers (1976) is an ambitious young conductor, who knows how to communicate to musicians and audience, in a passionate manner that clearly shows his love for music. His highly developed communication and teaching skills, combined with his emotional expression, make him a sought-after conductor. Jos believes it is important to be innovative and daring when it comes to classical music and keeps a close eye on new developments. He is interested in various art forms and disciplines, which he tries to melt together. He is very eager to work with renowned soloists, both vocal and instrumental. Jos&rsquo interest in conducting began at the age of ten, when – while attending a concert – he received his first Baton (baton) from the Dutch conductor Heinz Friesen. From that moment onwards, Heinz Friesen has been a big musical inspiration for Jos. It soon became evident that a new conductor was born. Jos’ musical career began in 1996 at the Amsterdam Sweelinck Conservatory, where he studied “Bachelor of Orchestral Percussion” with Jan Pustjens, Peter Prommel and Marinus Komst. As from 1998, he studied “Bachelor Conducting” at the “Brabants Conservatory” and Master Conductingat the “Royal Conservatory” in The Hague. From august 2008 he started focusing more on conducting opera and classical symphony orchestras.Opera in particular has taken a special place and he started to specialize in this. Since 2008, he has directed several operas and assisted His second Master studies, “Master of Orchestral and Opera Conducting” at the Southern Academy of Arts in Tilburg, further accelerated his personal musical development. This is mainly due to the very inspiring lessons of Louis Buskens and Antony Hermus. He graduated CUM LAUDE by conducting the Philharmonisches Orchester Hagen! Jos acted as assistant conductor with the Dutch Student Orchestra (NSO) 2010, Noord Nederlands Orkest, De Anhaltische Philharmonie, Dutch National Opera Academy and l’Orchestre de l'Opéra” de Rouen. In addition to this, in the past ten years, Jos regularly attended rehearsals of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra when famous conductors were conducting the orchestra. In recent years, he also attended several master classes at home and abroad, including St. Petersburg, London and New York. In New York he was selected from more than 100 candidates and he conducted during the final concert Le Sacre du Printemps. In London he attended master classes for more then a week by Benjamin Zander. Jos was greatly inspired by this remarkable man; Jos uses Zanders leadership philosophy and draws energy from its approach to inspire people to make music, which he has described in the book "The art of possibility." In 2013 Jos conducted Sinfonia Rotterdam Ensemble and the Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands, and he worked in 2013 for the first time at the opera Tristan and Isolde by Richard Wagner in the Dutch Reis Opera. In 2014 he was invited back there and worked on the production Sweeney Todd. In May 2014 Jos made ​​his debut as guest conductor of the Hague Philharmonic (Residentie Orkest) and in September 2014 he made his debut with “Het Symfonie Orkest, Het orkest van het Oosten.The Hague Philharmonic (Residentie Orkest) invited him for a new project in March 2015! Finally Jos in 2011 was the winner of the prestigious Dutch Conductor Price of Kersjes Fund which was awarded in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam
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