The Hague is globally renowned for being a hub of new music. The 42nd edition of the Dag in de Branding Festival will bring composers affiliated with the city into the limelight. One of the most creative minds is Martijn Padding, who will receive the prestigious Johan Wagenaar Award for his diverse oeuvre. A concert celebrating the award will feature the three brilliant solo concerti he wrote. As head of the composition department at the Royal Conservatory, Martijn Padding hands down his passion for music and can be credited with fostering a new generation of composers graduating from The Hague, who since the turn of the millennium have been making waves in the international musical scene.
Listen to the Festival Dag in de Branding podcast with Martijn Padding, Gerard Bouwhuis, Heleen Hulst and Christian Karlsen.