Laurens de Man
Laurens de Man (1993) is a versatile keyboard player. He studied piano and organ at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, graduating from both master degree programmes with the highest distinction. Additionally he studied with Leo van Doeselaar at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, again graduating with top marks.
Prize-winner at many competitions, Laurens’ achievements include first prize at the Govert van Wijn Orgelconcours in Maassluis (2016), first prize, the audience prize and the ‘Jan Welmers’ prize at the International Martini Organ Competition in Groningen (2017) and first prize at the Silbermann-Orgelwettbewerb in Freiberg in 2019, earning him the title of ‘Young ECHO-Organist of the Year 2020’ and invitations to give concerts all over Europe.
The works of J.S. Bach play an important role in Laurens’ concert activities. He performed Bach’s Goldberg Variations and played several other Bach programmes at venues including Orgelpark Amsterdam. November 2017 saw the release of a CD with Bach’s keyboard works. In the ‘Bachkliniek’, a project initiated by theatre artist Jacqueline Hamelink (Sounding Bodies), he played Bach’s music in intimate one to one concerts.
Laurens has been a pianist with the Chimaera Trio since 2021, for which he arranges works by composers ranging from Pachelbel to Mahler. In the same year he was appointed principal organist of the Janskerk in Utrecht.
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