Carlijn Metselaar

Carlijn Metselaar


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Carlijn Metselaar is a composer of contemporary classical music based in Cardiff, Wales. Her work includes opera, music theatre and ballet as well as music for choirs and chamber ensembles.

In 2016, her opera Martine&Martinus for soloists, choir and chamber orchestra was performed in the Dom cathedral of Utrecht, the Netherlands by the Domcantorij and dance/theatre group DOX. 

Recent compositions include In Limbo written for the Make An Aria Workshop with Music Theatre Wales and Leap, an orchestral miniature performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Her most recent piece is 'Well, Actually', a cabaret song about mansplaining, commissioned by Musical Movements for Olga Vocal Ensemble.