• 2014-09-26
  • Kyushu Wind Orchestra appoints Johan de Meij as Principal Guest Conductor

    The Kyushu Wind Orchestra from Fukuoka - Japan has officially appointed Dutch composer and conductor Johan de Meij to be its Principal Guest Conductor. When Maestro de Meij made his conducting debut with the KWO at its 10th anniversary concert held at Fukuoka Symphony Hall May 11, 2014, he left a deep impression on both the audience as well as the musicians. His artistic talents, the high quality of his original compositions, combined with his warm personality, were greeted with unanimous praise.

    The Kyushu Wind Orchestra is the only professional wind orchestra on the island of Kyushu, Southern Japan. Future plans of the KWO include concert series for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, featuring internationally renowned soloists, and CD & DVD recordings. The KWO also plans to expand its activities outside of Fukuoka by concert tours to Kyushu’s major cities and the rest of Japan, and participation in international festivals around Asia.

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    Johan de Meij (Voorburg, 1953) studied trombone and conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague. He has earned international fame as a composer and arranger. His catalogue consists of original compositions, symphonic transcriptions and arrangements of film scores and musicals.
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    Drents Vakantie Orkest
    Conductor: Sytze van der Hoek
    August 22, 2018

    BSRU Wind Ensemble
    Conductor: Sukanit Sasomsin
    August 22, 2018

    Oberwalliser Blasorchester
    Conductor: Tobias Salzgeber & Johan de Meij, Gilles Rocha euphonium soloist
    August 25, 2018

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