Mathieu Polak


Tuesday, July 11
10 – 11 a.m.
McGinley Pavilion/Evening Island 

Mathieu Daniel Polak attended the Dutch Carillon School in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. He obtained his Master’s degree in 2000 with a specialization in carillon education. Since the graduation in 2000, he is a teacher at the Netherlands Carillon Center in Amersfoort. Mathieu won prizes for carillon playing at international carillon competitions in Hamburg (Germany) and Enkhuizen (the Netherlands). Since 2008, he is the carillonneur of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Moreover, since 2003 Mathieu Polak is carillonneur of Spakenburg. In May 2022 he was appointed carillonneur of the Plein 40-45 carillon in Amsterdam. 

Mathieu Daniel Polak holds two Master’s degrees in composition. His carillon piece Dandelion Field was awarded the second prize at the Johan Franco composition competition in 2017. His composition A Butterfly's Dance was awarded the first prize at the Johan Franco composition competition in 2019. On February 1, 2020, Mathieu was awarded the prestigious Visser Neerlandia Award for his composition Chag Sameach.


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