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Laurens de Man

Laurens de Man studied piano achieving excellent results and organ receiving cum laude at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Jacques van Oortmerssen, David Kuyken and Johan Hofmann. From 2017 to 2019 he studied at the Berlin Universität der Künste with Leo van Doeselaar. He completed these studies with the highest marks. Laurens won prizes at the Princess Christina Competition (first prize), at the Internationaler Klavierwettbewerb “J.S. Bach” in Würzburg and at the International Martini Organ Competition in Groningen. In 2018 he was awarded the Sweelinck-Muller Prize. In 2019 he won first prize at the Silbermann-Orgelwettbewerb in Freiberg; this gave him the title “Young ECHO Organist of the Year 2020”. As pianist of the Chimaera Trio, he plays and arranges chamber music covering four centuries of music history; the trio presented its CD debut in the series “AvroTros Klassiek Presents!”. Since 2012, Laurens has been principal organist of the Janskerk in Utrecht.

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