In de Oosterkerk:
Béla Braack (1995, Hamburg Germany) is studying composition at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Willem Jeths and Wim Henderickx. In his works he combines a poetic German language with a unique classical music approach. Therefore he creates a balance between the new and the old. Inspired by his earlier philosophy and jazz piano studies his focus lies on story telling with interdisciplinary approaches and in operatic forms: his 2nd opera ADIOS was recently premiered in the Dutch National Opera at the 11th of March 2022.
In addition to other awards his composition for Violin and Piano won the 1st Price at the „Rian de Waal Sichting – Competition for young composers“ in 2021 and he is holder of the Cusanuswerk-scholarship.