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  • Toshi Ichiyanagi (Japanese composer 1933) wrote on Maybe tomorrow (2009):
    „Sometimes a great composer stands up. This time he came from The Netherlands”

    Taimi Paves, Director of East Asian Relations and Producer of the Estonian Records Productions on Desiderata (2013):
    „Rijndert van Woudenberg is a dedicated composer. His beautiful compositions, professional skills, good taste and sensibility have attracted many audiences not only in Holland but also internationally. We have had chance to enjoy his music in Estonia  of his recent work ‘Desiderata’, performed by the Ensemble NOMAD, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and mezzo soprano and harp player Ekaterina Levental during our festival Glasperlenspiel, held July 18 – 23, 2013. The premiere was no doubt one of the mayor highlights of the whole festival and created an inspiring environment for further cooperation between Japanese, Estonian and Dutch musicians. As I has been able to observe and notice, Rijndert van Woudenberg is definitely one of the most promising modern world composers who can touch people’s harts”