Robin de Raaff (Breda, 1968) composes concertos and orchestral works. He breathes new life into expressionistic forms of expression. He curiously opens the playbook of Debussy, Mahler and Alban Berg, only to put his own spin on it with the jazz rock from his youth. De Raaff composed two operas for De Nationale Opera, which premiered at the Holland Festival: RAAFF (2004) and Waiting for Miss Monroe (2012). His oratorio Atlantis premiered in TivoliVredenburg in 2016. Robin de Raaff teaches composition at Codarts in Rotterdam.
Conservatory of Amsterdam
Royal College of Music, London
Prizes and awards
1997 First prize at the International Competition for Composers of Chamber Music, Winterthur
2008 Buma Toonzetters Award
Previously featured at the Holland Festival
2012 Waiting for Miss Monroe