Willem Jeths signs with Blom Music Management
Jeths started his musical career as a child with piano and music theory lessons in the Music School of Amersfoort with Paul Seeling. He originally studied in the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, from 1980 to 1982. He continued with composition in the Conservatory of Utrecht with Hans Kox and Tristan Keuris. He finished his studies with Keuris in 1988. Parallel to composition Jeths studied musicology at the University of Amsterdam. He completed his studies with a doctoral dissertation about Elisabeth Kuyper (1877–1953), which was later published in the book Zes vrouwelijke componisten.
Jeths is composition teacher at the Conservatory of Amsterdam since 2007. He was composition teacher at the Fontys Conservatory in Tilburg from 2003 to 2007. In the 2004–2005 season Jeths was composer-in-residence with Het Gelders Orkest and the Brabant Orchestra, and during the 2006–2007 season with the Orkest van het Oosten. In the year 2000 there was a three-day Willem Jeths Festival in Rotterdam. In November 2014 he was appointed by copyright organisation BUMA/STEMRA as the first Composer Laureate of The Netherlands.
More information on Jeths’ personal page on the website of Blom Music Management