Christiaan Richter

Christiaan Richter

Christiaan Richter (Utrecht, 26 March 1990) is a Dutch composer.

In 2014 he received a masters degree in composition at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague with Martijn Padding and Guus Janssen. He graduated summa cum laude with Nicolaï Prize from his bachelor’s degree in composition at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague in 2012 with Martijn Padding and Diderik Wagenaar (and Calliope Tsoupaki 2008-2010), with a minor in music theory with Diderik Wagenaar, Paul Scheepers and Bert Mooiman, and piano lessons from Gerard Bouwhuis.

Previously, Christiaan studied composition with Henk Alkema at the young talent class of the Utrecht Conservatory (2004-2008), and took piano lessons from Marcel Baudet, Ton Hartsuiker, Leon Bak, Henk Ekkel and Ko Zwanenburg.

Christiaan took part in several masterclasses and academies, amongst others the Young Composers Meeting 2010 in Apeldoorn, where he received lessons from Richard Ayres, Jan van de Putte, Michael Smetanin and Helena Tulve; and the Second International Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble Academy for young composers 2012 in Tchaikovsky city, where he received lessons from Mark André and Klaus Lang.