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List of notable or famous composers from the Netherlands, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in the Netherlands and even some popular composers who immigrated to the Netherlands. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Dutch composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from the Netherlands is included when available.

Ed Warby and Erik van der Luijt are included on this list.

This historic composers from the Netherlands list can help answer the questions "Who are some Dutch composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from the Netherlands?" These prominent composers of the Netherlands may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Dutch composers.

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Amina Figarova is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
age 54 Amina Figarova is a jazz composer and jazz pianist. She currently lives and teaches in New York.

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Coen van Vrijberghe de Coningh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
Dec. at 47 (1950-1997) Coen van Vrijberghe de Coningh was an actor.

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David Broekman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
Dec. at 59 (1899-1958) David Broekman is a film score composer, songwriter and conductor.

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Ed Warby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
age 50 Edward R. Warby was born and raised in Rotterdam and is best known as the drummer for Gorefest and Ayreon. He also appeared in the band Agressor in 1982 and joined the Eindhoven-based ...more

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Eltjo Haselhoff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
age 56 Eltjo Haselhoff is best known as a Dutch 'fingerstyle' guitarist and composer, although he has delved into numerous other endeavours, including arts, science, musical instrument building and ...more

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Erik van der Luijt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
age 48 Erik van der Luijt is a Dutch jazz pianist / keyboard player, arranger, composer, producer and band leader.

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Ernst Reijseger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
age 64 Ernst Reijseger is a Dutch cellist and composer. He specializes in jazz, improvised music, and contemporary classical music and often gives solo concerts. He has worked with Louis Sclavis, Derek ...more

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Guillaume Landré is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
Dec. at 63 (1905-1968) Guillaume Landré was a Dutch composer of operas, 4 symphonies, and chamber music. His father, Willem Landré was also a composer; Guillaume studied under him. He also studied under ...more

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Harry de Wit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
age 66 Harry de Wit is a film score composer.

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Henk Badings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
Dec. at 80 (1907-1987) Henk Badings was a Dutch composer. Born in Bandung, Java, Dutch East Indies, as the son of Herman Louis Johan Badings, an officer in the Dutch East Indies army, Hendrik Herman Badings became an ...more

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Henny Vrienten is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
age 70 Henny Vrienten is a Dutch composer of TV- and film-scores. He used to be the singer, songwriter and bassist of the popular 1980s ska pop band Doe Maar.

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Herman Beeftink is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
Herman Beeftink age 66 Herman Beeftink is a film score composer.

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Ivar de Graaf is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
age 45 Ivar de Graaf is the founder and drummer of the Dutch progressive metal band Kingfisher Sky, but best known as the former drummer of the popular Dutch rock/metal band Within Temptation.

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Jan Keizer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
Jan Keizer age 69 Jan Keizer was a memeber of the musical group BZN.

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Jan Vriend is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
age 81 Jan Vriend is a Dutch classical music composer, conductor, organist and pianist. He lives in Gloucestershire, England since 1984.

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Jan Wijn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
age 81 Jan Wijn is a Dutch pianist and piano pedagogue. Wijn studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory under Cornelius Berkhout, where he received his diploma in 1955. He then studied under Bela Siki in ...more

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Jan-Bas Bollen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
Jan-Bas Bollen age 58 Jan-Bas Bollen is a sound designer.

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Junkie XL is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
age 51 Tom Holkenborg, better known as Junkie XL or occasionally JXL, is a Dutch multi-instrumentalist, producer, and engineer. He uses the name JXL in cases where the term "Junkie" might ...more

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Klaas de Vries is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
age 74 Klaas de Vries is a Dutch composer. Until his retirement in 2009 De Vries taught composition at the Rotterdams Conservatorium and can be described as influential in the Dutch musical life.

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Kristoffer Zegers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
Kristoffer Zegers age 45 Kristoffer Zegers is a Dutch composer. Zegers was born in Breda, and was taught by Gilius van Bergeijk, Jan Boerman, Martijn Padding, Clarence Barlow, Diderik Wagenaar at the Royal Conservatory ...more

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Loek Dikker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
age 75 Loek Dikker is a film score composer.

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Louis Andriessen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
age 79 Louis Andriessen is a Dutch composer and pianist based in Amsterdam. He was a composition teacher at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. He was recipient of the Gaudeamus International ...more

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Maarten Spruijt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
Maarten Spruijt Maarten Spruijt is a film score composer.

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Marco de Goeij is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
Marco de Goeij age 52 Marco de Goeij is a Dutch composer, known for having reconstructed the lost musical score for Jon Lord's Concerto for Group and Orchestra in 1999. De Goeij studied classical guitar at the ...more

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Margriet Ehlen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Composers from the Netherlands
Margriet Ehlen age 75 Margriet Ehlen is a Dutch poet and a composer, conductor and educator of classical music.