2007 - First performance of an own composition (Nachtdienst, performed by the Netherlands Wind Ensemble) 2007 - Masterclass Improvisation and Instrumentation with Gerard Ammerlaan 2008 - Young Talent Award for best Composition; Masterclass with Calliope Tsoupaki 2009 - First performance of an own work during a proffessional recital ("Nr.3" with Johan van der Linden) 2010 - Accepted as composition student at the Royal Conservatoire to study with Guus Janssen and Calliope Tsoupaki 2010 - Butch Morris Masterclass in Conduction® 2010 - Bronze Ear Award for best composition "Modern Times" 2011 - First Live Broadcast on Television and Radio of an own composition 2011 - First major Work for Voice ("Monument") 2011 - First major work for Orchestra ("Layers") 2011 - Accepted for Minor Conducting 2014 - Graduated cum laude for Bachelor of Music (Composition), continuing in Master studies 2014 - 'Six Miniatures' installed as calling signals at TivoliVredenburg Concert Hall 2015 - Erasmus Exchange programme at Royal College of Music, composition lessons with Kenneth Hesketh 2015 - All Rise! [Ouverture], premieres by the Residentie Orchestra, conducted by Ed Spanjaard 2016 - World premiere of 'All Rise!' - De Graaff's first opera 2016 - Graduated cum laude [9/10] for Master of Music at The Royal Conservatoire The Hague 2016 - Winner of the Nicolaï Fonds Award for 'Most outstanding final exam'. 2017 - World premiere of 'Rimpelingen' by Hans Woudenberg (cello) and Asko|Schoenberg Ensemble 2018 - World premiere of 'Le café de nuit' by the Residentie Orchestra at the Concertgebouw, conducted by Nicholas Collon 2018 - Winner of the 65th edition of the annual 'Rostrum of Composers', category 'under 30'. 2019 - Performance of 'Le café de nuit' by the BBC Symphony Orchestra 2020 - World premiere of 'Les cymbales sonores' for orchestra and chorus, composed for the 75th anniversary of the Dutch Radio Philharmonic and Choir 2021 - World premiere of Concerto no.5 "The Forest in April" by Maya Fridman and the Noord Nederlands Orkest
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