|Date of birth||26 May 1955|
Robert Nasveld was born in 1955 and studied piano at the Utrecht Conservatory. In 1980 he received his Degree in Performance.
After his studies as a pianist Robert Nasveld specialized in the twentieth century repertoire and had a strong interest in Dutch, Russian and American music. He has given concerts throughout Europe, Russia and in the United States.
He recorded all works for one piano by George Crumb for Attacca Babel.
His interpretations of this music led to invitations, most notably, to perform in the Warsaw Autumn Festival in 1990, and in the Netherlands to appear on a nationally televised program with the composer.
His association with George Crumb led him to organize a seven-hour live broadcast of Crumb's music for VPRO radio in 1986.
Robert Nasveld was one of the principal performers and the composer provided spoken commentary.
He was also a member of the Dutch Pianists' Quartet, which he co-founded in 1978, performing works for two pianos eight hands. He also collaborated with singers like Lieuwe Visser in recitals of twentieth century repertoire.
Due to the disease multiple sclerosis he was forced to end his career as a pianist.
Robert Nasveld studied composition with Joep Straesser, and electronic music with Ton Bruynèl. In 1981 he won the Award for Composition at the Utrecht Conservatory.
His compositions have been chosen for performance in festivals such as the Gaudeamus Music Week, the ISCM-Festival in Denmark and for televised broadcast during the 1986 Holland Festival.
Most important works:
Imaginations I (1978) for baritone and piano
I Touch You (1980) for multi-track tape
Three Pieces for two pianos eight hands (1982)
Monument (1991) for piano
Music for the Billions ( 1998) for fourteen instrumentalists
String Quartet I (2000)
Three Pieces (2002) for piano
Hanging around (2003) for piano trio
Traumblätter (Dream Leaves) (2007) for piano four hands
Six Cavafy Songs (2009) for baritone and 15 instrumentalists