Jesse Voogt


Jesse Voogt

Composer Overview
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Music connecting with audiences and musicians

As a string player, many of my works are written for strings.  My influences are composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Brahms, Mahler, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, Sibelius, Stravinsky, Chopin, Grieg, Dvořák, Albéniz, Ravel, Mussorgsky, and so on. While I take some cues from these great composers, I like the thrill of discovery that comes with composing a complex piece of music.

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Jesse Voogt a brief composer bio

Jesse Voogt is an award-winning composer who spent his early childhood in Aruba and the Netherlands, but has since lived in the USA.  He studied music composition for a year at the ArtEZ conservatoire in the charming city of Zwolle, the Netherlands.  Primarily a violinist, much of his work involves stringed instruments, starting with the Sinfonia he wrote for his high school string orchestra.  His music ranges from works for solo piano, solo violin, and solo guitar to works for a full orchestra, and while it is often neo-Romantic, sometimes neo-Baroque, and occasionally pop-classical, his music is always driven by a strong sense of melody.  Besides music, he also studied computer science, has a degree in architecture, and has built a career as a web developer - but while he has many interests, creating music is his constant and true passion.


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Individual Notes
Hours spent learning music and software
Hours spent listening to renderings, edits, & mixes
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a sampling of some of the projects I've worked on


Sonata for Unaccompanied Violin

Songs & Skirmishes for Strings

Works for Piano Solo

Works for Guitar Solo


“Where words fail, music speaks.” – Hans Christian Andersen

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