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Bram Van Camp
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Biography
Bram Van Camp graduated from the Royal Flemish Conservatory of Music in Antwerp (2003) where he studied the violin, chamber music, composition, music analysis, counterpoint and fugue. He studied composition under Wim Henderickx (1998-2005) and Theo Loevendie (2003-2005) at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. His works contain solo and chamber music, ensemble works, orchestral music (including a symphony called Tetrahedron), a Violin Concerto and Piano Concerto and a song cycle (The Feasts of Fear and Agony, inspired by poems by the Flemish poet Paul Van Ostaijen).

He has received many prizes for his work as a composer: in 1999 he won the Aquarius Composition Competition with Rhapsody for violin and orchestra. In 2002 he won the BAP prize (Belgian Artistic Promotion) awarded by SABAM, for his Trio for clarinet, viola and piano (2000). His String Quartet (2004) and his The Feasts of Fear and Agony (2012) were selected for the ISCM Catalogue (International Society for Contemporary Music). In 2007 he won the Jeugd en Muziek Prijs voor Compositie (Youth & Music Award for Composition) and in 2014 his String Quartet (2004) won the second prize at the International Composition Contest ‘New Note’ in Croatia. Music for 3 instruments was selected for the ISCM World Music Days 2018 in Beijing.

His compositions were commissioned by several organizations: the Festival of Flanders, the TRANSIT New Music Festival, 'deSingel' (Antwerp) and the Ars Musica Festival. His works are performed by (among others) the Arditti Quartet, Hermes Ensemble, I Solisti, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Het Collectief, Oxalys, Blindman Collective, Wibert Aerts, Piet Van Bockstal and Jan Michiels. Furthermore, his works are performed in various Belgian concert houses, including deSingel, BOZAR and the Concertgebouw Brugge. His work was also programmed in London and at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, France, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia and China.

His portret CD (including The Feasts of Fear and Agony, Music for 3 instruments and Improvisations) recorded by Het Collectief in 2013 (Fuga Libera) was highly praised at home and abroad, including 5 stars in Diapason (Fr) and The Gramophone (GB).

In creating his music Bram Van Camp strives for a style with an intuitive starting point in which each note can still be explained within its own consistent system. He always keeps a musical and organic sounding result in mind. In this way, his composition system does not constitute a goal in itself, but is used as a means to a natural sounding essence: the actual organic music. To him composing is a quest in which he always tries to renew his style compared to his previous compositions. On the philosophical level a clear similarity with György Ligeti can be detected. His stylistic roots originate from Béla Bartók, Igor Stravinsky and Alban Berg.

Because of his penchant for natural, organic musical freedom, his music is often influenced by jazz music.

Bram Van Camp is professor of composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp and at the Music Academy of Merksem (Antwerp). He is also the initiator of The Times, a forum for young composers organized by the Hermes Ensemble, where he acts as coach each year.
Videos
Semi-final 2019: Júlia Pusker - recital
Monday 6 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Jeno Hubay : Carmen, fantaisie brillante op. 3/3 Antonín Dvořák : Sonatina in G major op. 100 Allegro risoluto | Larghetto | Scherzo | Finale: Allegro Soloist : Júlia Pusker Pianist accompanist : Christia Hudziy
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Semi-final 2019: Max Tan - recital
Monday 6 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Johannes Brahms : Sonata n. 2 in A major op. 100 (Sonatas for violin and piano) Allegro amabile | Andante tranquillo | Allegretto grazioso Soloist : Max Tan Pianist accompanist : Boris Kusnezow
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Semi-final 2019: Yoo Jin Lee - recital
Monday 6 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Eugène Ysaÿe : Caprice d'après l'étude en forme de valse op. 52 de C. Saint-Saëns Robert Schumann : Sonata n. 1 in A minor op. 105 (Sonatas for violin and piano) Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck | Allegretto | Lebhaft Soloist : Yoo Jin Lee Pianist accompanist : Samuel Parent
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Semi-final 2019: Ioana Cristina Goicea - recital
Monday 6 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) George Enescu : Sonata n. 3 Moderato malinconico | Andante sostenuto e misterioso | Allegro con brio, ma non troppo mosso Soloist : Ioana Cristina Goicea Pianist accompanist : José Gallardo
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Semi-final 2019: Elly Suh - recital
Tuesday 7 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Sonata n. 20 in C major KV 303 (Violin sonatas) Adagio - Molto allegro | Tempo di minuetto Jörg Widmann : Étude III Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Nicolò Paganini : La Campanella op. 7 Soloist : Elly Suh Pianist accompanist : Thomas Hoppe
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Semi-final 2019: Stella Chen - recital
Tuesday 7 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Franz Schubert : Fantasy for violin and piano in C major op. 159 D 934 Soloist : Stella Chen Pianist accompanist : Victor Santiago Asuncion
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Semi-final 2019: Yukiko Uno - recital
Tuesday 7 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Ludwig van Beethoven : Sonata n. 3 in E flat major op. 12/3 (Sonatas for violin and piano) Allegro con spirito | Adagio con molt'espressione | Rondo: allegro molto Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Eugène Ysaÿe : Sonata in E major op. 27/6 Soloist : Yukiko Uno Pianist accompanist : Takashi Sato
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Semi-final 2019: Vasyl Zatsikha - recital
Tuesday 7 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Sergey Prokofiev : Violin sonata n. 2 in D major op. 94bis (Sonatas for violin and piano) Moderato | Scherzo: Presto | Andante | Allegro con brio Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Soloist : Vasyl Zatsikha Pianist accompanist : Takashi Sato
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Semi-final 2019: Shannon Lee - récital
Wednesday 8 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Johannes Brahms : Sonata n. 2 in A major op. 100 (Sonatas for violin and piano) Allegro amabile | Andante tranquillo | Allegretto grazioso Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst : Erlkönig (after F. Schubert) Soloist : Shannon Lee Pianist accompanist : Victor Santiago Asuncion
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Semi-final 2019: Eva Rabchevska - récital
Wednesday 8 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Claude Debussy : Sonata in G minor Allegro vivo | Intermède | Finale Eugène Ysaÿe : Caprice d'après l'étude en forme de valse op. 52 de C. Saint-Saëns Soloist : Eva Rabchevska Pianist accompanist : José Gallardo
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Semi-final 2019: Timothy Chooi - recital
Wednesday 8 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Edvard Grieg : Sonata n. 3 in C minor op. 45 (Violin sonatas) Allegro molto ed appassionato | Allegretto espressivo alla romanza | Allegro animato Soloist : Timothy Chooi Pianist accompanist : Takashi Sato
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Semi-final 2019: Siwoo Kim - recital
Wednesday 8 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Claude Debussy : Sonata in G minor Allegro vivo | Intermède | Finale Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Maurice Ravel : Tzigane Soloist : Siwoo Kim Pianist accompanist : Thomas Hoppe
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Semi-final 2019: Anna Göckel - recital
Thursday 9 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Sonata n. 18 in G major KV 301 (Violin sonatas) Allegro con spirito | Allegro Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Henryk Wieniawski : Fantaisie brillante sur des thèmes de Faust op. 20 Soloist : Anna Göckel Pianist accompanist : Thomas Hoppe
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Semi-final 2019: Sylvia Huang - recital
Thursday 9 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Leos Janácek : Sonata for violin and piano Con moto | ballada | Allegretto | Finale Antonio Bazzini : Calabrese (6 Morceaux caractéristiques op. 34) Soloist : Sylvia Huang Pianist accompanist : Boris Kusnezow
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Semi-final 2019: Luke Hsu - recital
Thursday 9 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Sergey Prokofiev : Violin sonata n. 2 in D major op. 94bis (Sonatas for violin and piano) Moderato | Scherzo: Presto | Andante | Allegro con brio Soloist : Luke Hsu Pianist accompanist : Takashi Sato
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Semi-final 2019: Seina Matsuoka - recital
Thursday 9 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Robert Schumann : Sonata n. 1 in A minor op. 105 (Sonatas for violin and piano) Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck | Allegretto | Lebhaft Fritz Kreisler : Caprice viennois Soloist : Seina Matsuoka Pianist accompanist : Victor Santiago Asuncion
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Semi-final 2019: Ji Won Song - recital
Friday 10 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Francis Poulenc : Sonata for violin and piano Allegro con fuoco | Intermezzo: Très lent et calme | Presto tragico Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Henryk Wieniawski : Fantaisie brillante sur des thèmes de Faust op. 20 Soloist : Ji Won Song Pianist accompanist : José Gallardo
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Semi-final 2019: Christine Lim - recital
Friday 10 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Claude Debussy : Sonata in G minor Allegro vivo | Intermède | Finale Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Henryk Wieniawski : Variations sur un thème original in A minor op. 15 Soloist : Christine Lim Pianist accompanist : Samuel Parent
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Semi-final 2019: Daniel Kogan - recital
Friday 10 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Claude Debussy : Sonata in G minor Allegro vivo | Intermède | Finale Eugène Ysaÿe : Poème élégiaque op. 12 Soloist : Daniel Kogan Pianist accompanist : Oleg Khudiakov
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Semi-final 2019: Stephen Kim - recital
Friday 10 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Johannes Brahms : Sonata n. 3 in D minor op. 108 (Sonatas for violin and piano) Allegro alla breve | Adagio | Un poco presto e con sentimento | Presto agitato Soloist : Stephen Kim Pianist accompanist : Samuel Parent
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Semi-final 2019: Kyumin Park - recital
Saturday 11 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Claude Debussy : Sonata in G minor Allegro vivo | Intermède | Finale Karol Szymanowski : Nocturne et Tarentelle op. 28 Soloist : Kyumin Park Pianist accompanist : José Gallardo
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Semi-final 2019: Seiji Okamoto - recital
Saturday 11 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Leos Janácek : Sonata for violin and piano Con moto | ballada | Allegretto | Finale Eugène Ysaÿe : Caprice d'après l'étude en forme de valse op. 52 de C. Saint-Saëns Soloist : Seiji Okamoto Pianist accompanist : Boris Kusnezow
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Semi-final 2019: Mio Yoshie - recital
Saturday 11 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Claude Debussy : Sonata in G minor Allegro vivo | Intermède | Finale Jeno Hubay : Carmen, fantaisie brillante op. 3/3 Soloist : Mio Yoshie Pianist accompanist : Victor Santiago Asuncion
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Semi-final 2019: Meruert Karmenova - recital
Saturday 11 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Leos Janácek : Sonata for violin and piano Con moto | ballada | Allegretto | Finale Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Valse-Scherzo in C major op. 34 Soloist : Meruert Karmenova Pianist accompanist : Christia Hudziy
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Audio
Semi-final 2019: Ioana Cristina Goicea - recital
Semi-final 2019: Júlia Pusker - recital
Semi-final 2019: Max Tan - recital
Semi-final 2019: Yoo Jin Lee - recital
Semi-final 2019: Elly Suh - recital
Semi-final 2019: Stella Chen - recital
Semi-final 2019: Vasyl Zatsikha - recital
Semi-final 2019: Yukiko Uno - recital
Semi-final 2019: Eva Rabchevska - récital
Semi-final 2019: Shannon Lee - récital
Semi-final 2019: Siwoo Kim - recital
Semi-final 2019: Timothy Chooi - recital
Semi-final 2019: Anna Göckel - recital
Semi-final 2019: Luke Hsu - recital
Semi-final 2019: Seina Matsuoka - recital
Semi-final 2019: Sylvia Huang - recital
Semi-final 2019: Christine Lim - recital
Semi-final 2019: Daniel Kogan - recital
Semi-final 2019: Ji Won Song - recital
Semi-final 2019: Stephen Kim - recital
Semi-final 2019: Kyumin Park - recital
Semi-final 2019: Meruert Karmenova - recital
Semi-final 2019: Mio Yoshie - recital
Semi-final 2019: Seiji Okamoto - recital
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