Jelmer de Moed (1995) is a passionate clarinetist who expresses his love for ensemble playing in
combines chamber music and ensembles with innovative musical projects at Studio de Moed.
He studied at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler
where he completed his Masters with highest distinction in 2021. He gives concerts as a soloist and regularly plays chamber music with Rik Kuppen, Bram van Sambeek, Elisabeth Hetherington and the Animato Quartet.
Last season, Jelmer was nominated for the Grachtenfestivalprijs, was a finalist of the Dutch Classical Talent Award, and recorded his debut CD for AVROTROS Klassiek with pianist Rik Kuppen, which will be released in September 2022.
Next season Studio de Moed’s first project, Shadow Play, will premiere during the Gaudeamus Festival. For this he has given composition assignments to Amarante Nat en
Nuno Lobo and collaborates with soprano Elisabeth Hetherington, sonologist Dario Giustarini,
cinematographer Boris Peters and director Peter Leung. He plays Alchymia by Thomas Adès with
the Doric String Quartet during the String Quartet Biennale and makes its debut in the Concertgebouw in the Young Dutch series with a new composition by Mathilde Wantenaar. Also
he is programming the chamber music festival ‘Geestverwanten’ for ClassicalNOW in The Hague.
Jelmer started clarinet lessons at the age of 8 and obtained his Bachelor degree in 2017
Cum Laude at the Conservatory of Amsterdam where he studied with Arno Piters and Hans Colbers
studied. At the start of his studies he won a second prize in the National final of the
Princess Christina Competition and was given the opportunity to solo with various orchestras and to make group tours to Mexico, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia and Slovenia at the invitation of the Dutch Embassy. In 2016 he received the Classic Young Masters Award and was accepted as first clarinetist in the National Youth Orchestra with which he toured the Netherlands and Europe for two seasons.
In 2018 he moved to Berlin where he studied at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler with Martin
Spangenberg studied chamber music with Eberhart Feltz as a minor subject. For his studies he received a Young Talent award from the Prince Bernard Culture Fund. In 2021 he will complete his Master with highest distinction and in 2022 he will start the post-master Curatorial Practice in Music at ArtEZ.
Jelmer plays reform-boehm instruments built by Leitner and Kraus in 2005 and 2018 and mouthpieces by Alessandro Licostini.