Boudewijn Cox
composer | Belgium, °1965
COMPOSITION 1999 : First Prize
Boudewijn Cox was born in Huybergen (The Netherlands) in 1965 and grew up in Rijkevorsel (Belgium). He obtained degrees in guitar, chamber music, harmony, and counterpoint at the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven, where he also studied composition and fugue.

His works have received several awards, such as the Prometheus Award - 1995, the B.A.P. Sabam Award - 1994, and the Youth and Music-Award 1998 for composition. His Onyx for orchestra has gotten a Highly Special Commendation at the Vienna Modern Masters 6th International Orchestral Recording Award Competition 1997. Onyx is registered on CD (VMM CD 3044).
Prelude for piano solo was the compulsory piece in the semi-finals of the 1999 Queen Elisabeth Competition. It has also been selected out of 160 compositions for the ISCM festival 2006 in Miami, Florida. Da Una Certa Distanza for orchestra received a first prize in 2006 by the Förderverein Brandenburger Philharmoniker during the 2nd edition of the Brandenburger Biennale and was premiered in Germany in 2008-’09. The work has also been awarded with the second prize in the Ivan Spassov Competition in Bulgaria in 2007. In 2008, Boudewijn Cox received a grant from the Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België for a 3-month residency to work on his Symphony.

His works are played worldwide by a.o. Myriam Bogaerts, Jenny Lin, I Solisti del Vento, Worldbrass, the Flemish Radio Orchestra, the Beethoven Academie, the Moravian Filharmonic Orchestra, the Brno Filharmonic Orchestra, the Czech Filharmonic Orchestra, in concert halls ranging from deSingel in Antwerp (Belgium), the Berliner Philharmonie (Germany), Carnegie Hall in New York and the Dvorak Hall in the Rudolfinum (Prague - Czech Republic).

In 2004, Boudewijn Cox organized a concert in deSingel, Antwerp, for the benefit of SaSel, an educational project in El Zaïte in El Salvador. Together with his wife he supports this project since 1998. During this concert his Onyx for orchestra got its Belgian première.

Recently he composed his Symphony #1 commissioned by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, pravaasaH for piano solo for Jenny Lin, commissioned by Concertvereniging Euterpe - Christian Vereecke and Blend, a composition for 12 saxophones and organ, commissioned by the Telos Ensemble. Recently he has finished a concerto for piano and orchestra, commissioned by the Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen and premiered in 2012 at the Concertgebouw in Bruges (Belgium) with Jan Michiels at the piano and Jan Latham Koenig conducting.

He has been a member of the jury in an international composition competition of orchestral music in Brandenburg, Germany. Several of his compositions are available in print and on CD.

Boudewijn Cox teaches at the academy in Wemmel since 1993. In 2009-'10 he has also lectured (ad interim) composition at the Royal Conservatorium of Brussels.
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