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Jan Hadermann

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Jan Hadermann


Jan Hadermann (b. 12 March 1952, Reet, Belgium) is a Belgian composer conductor and educator.

After graduating from the Lemmens Institute at Louvain with diplomas in composition, orchestration, counterpoint, and fugue, Mr. Hadermann was active in the entertainment field, accompanying several vocal artists. After winning a composition prize for youth band, he composed a great deal of music for wind band.

In 1973 Jan Hadermann became a teacher of counterpoint, fugue and electronic-music composition at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven; from 1979 to 2002 he taught harmony and composition at the “Jef Denyn” Royal Carillon School in Mechelen; and since 1994 he has been a guest teacher of band conducting (theory) at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp.

Jan Hadermann has written for many musical scorings, including symphony orchestra, wind orchestra, piano, choir, various chamber music ensembles and electronic music. In 1983, he entered the world of music for wind instruments, when his work Vier dansen for wind orchestra or fanfare band (1983) won the composition competition of the Kempisch Jeugdfanfare-orkest. Motivated by the general improvement in quality then taking place in many amateur bands, he began to work increasingly in this genre, with the result that his name often appears on the programmes of bands of all kinds, from a local village brass band in the rural area of the Kempen, to the renowned concert band of the Belgian Guides, which has included all of Hadermann’s arrangements in its repertoire. In 1993 he won the SABAM band prize, a distinction awarded every four years.

Besides composing and educational activities, he is also active as a conductor and a jury member. He has been a sound engineer for numerous CD recordings and has collaborated on both LP and CD recordings as a music modulator.

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