My name is Harry Koning. For me composing provides a way of expressing my feelings. I see it as a way of creating a platform where people can express themselves, reveal themselves, and develop their creativity.
Harry Koning gained his Bachelor’s degree in Piano and Solo Singing from the Academy of Music in Zwolle and his Master’s degree from the Opera Academy in Maastricht. In 1988 he joined the Opera of Aachen where he worked as first tenor in the Opera Choir but also sang small solo roles in various Operas. From 1991 he also did additional work as a répétiteur at the Opera of Aachen and after a period as assistant Musical Director, he eventually became ‘Kapellmeister für Musical’. From 1993 Harry Koning was involved in the capacity of Music Director with the production of various musicals in Mönchengladbach, Cologne, Antwerp, London (West End and Abbey Road Studios) and Seoul. After a year of sabbatical leave, Harry Koning started working in art education. Since 1998 his focus has increasingly been on writing music. His compositions have received various prizes and nominations in the Netherlands, Belgium and Korea.