Steven Kamperman

Steven Kamperman plays alto clarinet and soprano saxophone.
In 1998, the clarinettist and composer did the prestigious Dutch ‘VIP tour’ with his band 1 Step 7 Seas, followed by a tour including performances at the SJU Jazz Festival (1999) and North Sea Jazz Festival (2000).
In 2002 – together with the Turkish singer Behsat Üvez – he founded the Turkish-Dutch world-improvisation ensemble Baraná, resulting in a decade of intense cooperation and 6 highly acclaimed CDs. Their ensemble Baraná – in different line-ups – was heard from Mexico to Siberia.
Since 2012, he has been performing with his own Steven Kamperman Trio establishing links between modern, ancient, eastern, and western modal music, and in duo with the famous French hurdy-gurdy player Valentin Clastrier.
As a composer for other ensembles, he also wrote several string trio’s and, in 2015, the acclaimed opera "Little red riding hood" for Holland Opera, receiving four star reviews in Volkskrant, NRC and Theaterkrant. He won the international YAMA Award for best youth opera.

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