Diederik Otmar van der Laag is a young composer from Utrecht (NL) that focuses on vocal music. Since the birth of his first choir piece, which has been performed both in Europe as in the US, Diederik aims for contemporary choral music that is both relevant and heartfelt.
Diederik has been a part of many different musical ensembles. He played the drums, guitars, keys and vocals in dozens of projects. The active search for contemporary classical music started with the performance of the piano works by Simeon ten Holt at the age of 15. He was taught composition by Tom Dicke, who has been a student of Henk Alkema himself.