Jesse Voogt

Composer Overview
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Jesse Voogt a brief composer bio

Jesse Voogt was born in 1979 in the Netherlands.  When he was 9, he & his family moved to the United States, settling at first in the Atlanta area.  He first started in the world of classical music by singing in the Cobb Youth Chorus, but his interest in classical music only really started later when learning the viola and violin in middle school and high school school orchestra, followed by piano and guitar.  When in high school, he wrote a ‘symphony’ for string orchestra that was performed by his high school orchestra.  He attended music school briefly on two separate occasions for music composition, but also studied computer science and architecture and has made a career as a web developer.  In most of his works he favors genres that have long since been outmoded, but never seem to fall completely out of fashion, such as those of the Romantic and Baroque eras.

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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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Current Projects what's new?

Besides learning how to play the cello, I'm currently working on a project titled Songs & Skirmishes for Strings, which involves several pieces with varying numbers of string instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass, etc).  The quintet was just announced as a finalist in the 2018-2019 Cum Laude Music Awards based in Spain.  The CLMA is an International Consonant Chamber Music Composition Contest held by the Non Profit Music Foundation.  You can find last year's winners on an album titled In Crescendo, which is available on streaming services such as Amazon music.

If you're a musician that wants to play something of mine that you've heard, or if you would like to commission a new composition, please  contact me.  Check out some of my music on YouTube and SoundCloud!

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compositions

a sampling of some of the projects I've worked on

Songs & Skirmishes for Strings

Works for Piano Solo

Other

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

get in touch

Have Questions? Simply email me at jesse@jessevoogt.com