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 Release

Presence of Absence - Oscar Bettison

releases September 10, 2021



My new job at Orkest de Ereprijs.

I'm very Excited.

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.


Grenspaal 369

Zeeland Nazomerfestival

compositie | Douwe Eisenga

libretto | Don Duyns 

regie |  Vincent van den Elshout

speeldata | 23 augustus avant-première,

24 augustus première,

25 tot en met 28 augustus en van 31 augustus tot en met 4 september

Ensemble Klang

Igor C. Silva’s Follow

A multimedia performance work featuring Stephanie Pan by Igor C. Silva (music & video) & Aaron Landsman (text)

General Rehearsal 3 Sep 2021, Korzo 

Premiere 8 Sep 2021, Gaudeamus Festival

Ensemble Klang 
An Embroidered Forest

Orkest de Ereprijs

Litanies of Trees – Keir Neuringer

Sara Vrugt, Keir Neuringer, 8 students, 1300 embroiderers & 100,000 trees

4 September 2021

Theater de Nieuwe Regentes 


18 september


Kinkelder - TAO

Kulenti - Going Up

Tsoupaki - Thin air

Duo van Koppen
& De With

19 september

Bethelkapel, Den Haag

Tini Thomson, Sofia Gubaidulina,

John De Simone, Peter Habraken and Shelley Washington




PiercedDavid Lang
00:00 / 15:46
The Writers Dance - Live 24 bitDouwe Eisenga
00:00 / 05:50
Distance - John De Simone duoJohn De Simone
00:00 / 03:13
Glass & Friends Melkweg The PhotographerArtist Name
00:00 / 09:34