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Erik-Jan de With graduated with distinction from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 2005 under the tutelage of Leo van Oostrom  and David Kweksilber.


He is co-founder of Ensemble Klang formed in 2003. Presenting innovative programmes, their commissioning of work from some of the most exciting composers working today, and the inception of their own record label has seen them quickly rise to become "one of the top ensembles " (NRC Handelsblad) in the Netherlands’ rich contemporary music scene.


Dedicated to a new generation of composers, Ensemble Klang continue to build a repertoire of bold, uncompromising works. The unique yet versatile instrumentation - ranging from a quiet, fragile intimacy to the punchy power of a big-band - has attracted composers including Heiner Goebbels, Tom Johnson, Martijn Padding, Phill Niblock, Jacob ter Veldhuis, Kate Moore, Jan-Bas Bollen, Oscar Bettison and Peter Adriaansz.


His quartet The Hague Saxophone Quartet (formerly Python saxophone quartet) have won the prestigious Concours Vandoren, and have worked with artists from many different backgrounds including; ao Ilya Pfeiffer (poet), the Gents, Johan Zomer, Jeroen Willems (actor), Paul Koek (theater), Hartley Hall (filmmaker) and Marije Nie (Tap Dancer). The world renowned Dutch composer Louis Andriessen wrote the opera Inanna for the quartet.



Erik-Jan performs regularly across the Netherlands and internationally with many Dutch orchestras and ensembles. Cities include; New York, Princeton, Valencia, Madrid, Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Cologne, London, Cambridge, Brno, and Prague.


Under his leadership as founder and artistic director the Westland Saxophone Festival has grown into one of the largest saxophone festivals in the Netherlands held every two years.



New member of the Ereprijs

Orkest de Ereprijs performs works by living composers, as well as interdisciplinary projects by a diverse group of creators in genres such as dance, theatre and film. We commission young composers with professional pieces for our orchestra and perform these in The Netherlands and internationally, in order to support young talent. So far, we have commissioned over four hundred compositions. Our assignments and concerts are often multidisciplinary, involving singers, instrumentalists, electronic art, dance, theatre and film.


Orkest de Ereprijs 
Gaudeamus Festival

09 September

Maya Verlaak – Vanishing Point


Ivan Vukosavljević – The Burning

Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht

Ensemble Klang
Gaudeamus Festival

10 September

Work from Ted Hearne,Ned McGowan, Oguz Buyukberber and Jason Velickovic

Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht

Orkest de Ereprijs 

12,13 & 14 September

De Veenfabriek

Music by Lam Lai

Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden

Orkest de Ereprijs

15 september, 20.15

Richter, Padding, Malossi, Grahl & Hearne

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

Ensemble Klang
WIJ Den Haag

Ensemble Klang

17/18 September

Den Haag

25 September, 20.15

Environments by Peter Adriaansz

De Doelen, Rotterdam

6 oktober, 20.15

Environments by Peter Adriaansz

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

7 oktober, 20.15

Environments by Peter Adriaansz

KorzoTheater, Den Haag


Orkest de Ereprijs

Orkest de Ereprijs 

08 October, 20.30

Acec, Apeldoorn

15 October, 15.00

Arnhem Museum

16 October, 11.00

Coda Museum, Apeldoorn

Westland Sax Orkest 

29 October, 20.00

Work by Jennifer Watson, Andy Scott,

Fata Morgana, Monster

Orkest de Ereprijs
November Music

5 November


Work by Peter Adriaansz, Morritz Eggert, Tansy Davies & Konstantyn Napolov.

Azijnfabriek, Den Bosch

Orkest de Ereprijs

11 november

De Veenfabriek

Music by Lam Lai

Musis Sacre, Arnhem

Westland Sax Orkest 

15 November

Studenten van het Koninklijk Conservatorium

Amara, Den Haag




PiercedDavid Lang
00:00 / 15:46
Remote PlacesMartijn Padding
00:00 / 12:22
Distance - John De Simone duoJohn De Simone
00:00 / 03:13
Glass & Friends Melkweg The PhotographerArtist Name
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