Conductor – Jeppe Moulijn
Jeppe Moulijn (1972) studied orchestral conducting with Ed Spanjaard and Jac van Steen at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. He completed his study as a guest director at the Radio Symphony Orchestra. Following this performance, he was awarded the Anton Kersjes grant. Moulijn was also appointed as assistant conductor of the then Dutch Ballet Orchestra thanks to the Bernard Haitink grant awarded to him and the orchestra. In this position, he conducted many performances with the National Ballet and the ‘Nederlands Dans Theater’, including Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty, as well as Prokofiev’s Cinderella and Stravinsky’s Sacre du Printemps. From 2001 to 2003 he was the musical leader of the Dutch National Ballet.
Additionally, Jeppe Moulijn has also conducted for the Radio Symphony Orchestra, the ‘Metropole Orkest’, the Orchester Symphonique de Dijon, the Noordhollands Philharmonisch Orkest, and Musica Ducis.
Moulijn has led several ensembles including the Maarten Altena Ensemble and Slagwerkgroep The Hague. He was a regular guest conductor with the Limburg Symphony Orchestra and has led various productions at opera classes organised by the conservatoires of The Hague and Amsterdam. In 2004, he was assistant conductor for a production of John Adam’s The Death of Klinghoffer with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the ‘Onafhankelijk Toneel’. In 2005, he led the production Orfeo Intermezzi with the latter of these companies. In November of 2005, he conducted Die Zauberflöte at the Opera Studio Nederland and, in May of 2006, Jeppe debuted at the Stadttheater Hagen (Germany) with Prokofiev’s Cinderella.
Following this debut, he was immediately asked for a symphonic concert in 2007 and, in April of 2011, Jeppe made his debut at the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz with a major ballet production. In 2014 he debuted with The Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan with Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps and Dvorak’s Ninth Symphony.
Jeppe Moulijn has attended master classes in Moscow with Jorma Panula and in England with George Hurst and Diego Masson. In 2000, he was the only Dutch participant in the Kondrashin conductor’s master class where he worked with Peter Eötvös, Eri Klas and Ton Koopman. In 2003, Jeppe Moulijn was a finalist in the international Prokofiev competition for young conductors in St. Petersburg where he conducted a concert with the world-famous St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. From 2004 to 2006, he completed his education with 3 years of intensive studies with Daniele Gatti, the new chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, in Florence.
Jeppe Moulijn is also a popular conductor in the world of student, youth, and amateur orchestras. From 1993 to 2004, he was the conductor and co-founder of the Nederlands Strijkers Gilde, which focuses on music from the 20th and 21st centuries. He was previously conductor of the Leiden Student Orchestra Collegium Musicum for 5 years and, from 2000 to 2008, he conducted the UvA student orchestra Jan Pzn. Sweelinck. He is currently affiliated with the Naardens Chamber Orchestra, the Toonkunst Orchestra Leiden, and the East Netherlands Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to his work as a conductor, Moulijn is an active composer and arranger.