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Maurick Reuser

Maurick Reuser

Maurick Reuser (1998) is an internationally prize winning pianist, composer and presentator with a passion for the east. Presently, he focuses on the possibilities of integrating Japanese arts and culture into new music. His works are played by ensembles like Chimaera Trio and But What About at venues like Gaudeamus Muziekweek and Tera de Marez Oyens Prize. Bright Lights, a work for organ and soprano, was recently released on CD. Maurick is active in ensembles and is accompanist of singers and choirs. Besides, he has ample experience as orchestral pianist, harpsichordist, organist and fortepianist. At the Master of Music (FHK, Tilburg) he studies piano with Jelena Bazova, Nicolas Callot, and Keiko Shichijou and composition with Anthony Fiumara, Celia Swart and Robin de Raaff. In addition, Maurick studies public administration at Tilburg University. He did an internship at the Raad voor Cultuur, the Dutch council for culture.

Starting out as a pianist, Maurick always had a passion for composition. At the end of his bachelor piano, he actively started to pursue his dream. In 2017 and 2020 he won respectively the second and third prize at the Prinses Christina Compositie Concours. This motivated him to continue writing music. 2021 he won the third prize with his submission Hoshi no kage ni at the international guitar composition competition The Time of the Guitar. Later, his piano solo work Kobucha got nominated for the Tera de Marez Oyens Award 2021. As a result, he performed this work at the renowned Gaudeamus Muziekweek in The Netherlands. Additionally, Maurick participated in the Gaudeamus Summer School, an unique education project in which a new work is developed with and for an ensemble. The resulting work, Ugetsu, is written and premiered by But What About at the Gaudeamus Muziekweek. In 2022, he won two first prizes at the again at The Time of the Guitar, now for his works From Clouds and First Winds. In his spare time, Maurick likes learning Japanese, taking walks in de nature and reading books.

''Refreshing, reflective, nuanced, contrasting, balanced and artisan. His mature work captivates musicians and audiences alike'' (Vanessa Lann, American-Dutch composer) 

''What I like particularly is that Maurick weaves all material cleverly together throughout the entire work. There is great unity, which causes that all musical moments don’t emerge separately like grains of sand, but are naturally connected to each other, arise from each other, refer to each other. Multiple stars under one sky…'' (Leo Samama, Dutch composer and musicologist)

''Maurick Reuser has an extensive compositional toolbox. We will hear a lot from him!” (Wim Hendrickx, Belgian composer)

''Maurick has appeared as a versatile artist and musician. He is a master in composition and accompaniment.'' (Ruud Huijbrechts, city organist of Eindhoven)

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