Thomas H. Woltjer
Prize winner composer of the ICC “The contemporary piano 2018”
for his work for piano 4 hands “Piano Duet in E minor”
Thomas Woltjer (1998 – ) is an up and coming composer and oboist, living in Grand Rapids, MI, USA. He has studied oboe and music under several well known and widely respected instructors, and experts in the field, including Ann van Bever, Kathy Gomez, Timothy Steele, Tiffany Engle, John Varineau and Forrest Wakeman.
While he plays oboe for both the Calvin College Wind Ensemble and the Calvin College Orchestra, his passion lies with the art of creating music using a combination of mind and soul, and there is no better way than through the art of writing music. His influences draw from great composers of the past, such as Domenico Cimarosa and Johannes Brahms, but also contemporary writers such as Greg Maroney, Karl Jenkins, and David Maslanka.