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Louis Andriessen
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Louis Andriessen in 1983
Born 6 June 1939 (1939-06-06)
Utrecht, Netherlands
Died 1 July 2021(2021-07-01) (aged 82)
Weesp, Netherlands
Education Royal Conservatory of The Hague
Occupation
  • Composer
  • Pianist
  • Academic teacher
Organization
Spouse(s)
Jeanette Yanikian
(m. 1996; died 2008)
Monica Germino (m. 2012)
Awards
  • Gaudeamus International Composers Award
  • UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers in Paris
  • Matthijs Vermeulen Award
  • Edison Award
  • Grawemeyer Award

Louis Andriessen ( 6 June 1939 – 1 July 2021) was a Dutch composer, pianist and academic teacher. His music was neoclassicism and serialism.

Andriessen taught at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague from 1974 to 2012, influencing notable composers. His opera La Commedia, based on Dante's Divine Comedy, won the 2011 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

In December 2020, Andriessen was diagnosed with dementia. He died on 1 July 2021 in Weesp at age 82.

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