Van Rooyen’s intimate coach house concerts and castle winter concerts are well-known for their intimacy, but he also performs in large concert halls, theaters and congress venues.
In 2010 Van Rooyen performed Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in theaters in association with the young violin quartet Quartetto Quattro Stagioni. In the same year Van Rooyen combined European and Turkish musical traditions in the Bosperus suite, a musical epic inspired by The bridge by the Dutch literary maestro Geert Mak.
Van Rooyen had previously made the connection to modern dance music with his Dance Opera Orfeo in 2005. Orfeo premiered during the opening of the Amsterdam Dance Event in the Beurs van Berlage.
His latest work that Van Rooyen composed was the Let’s Twitter-symphony that premiered during the November 2012 Pension Expedition event by Achmea (Dutch insurance company). The symphony was performed by the Amsterdam Student Orchestra conducted by Peter Veenhuizen. The symphony was also released as a cd. Various soloists played alongside Laurens van Rooyen, including violinist Françoise van Varsseveld and singer Kiona ten Have.
In the playlist you will find the most recent summary of all of the concerts: large, small, public and private.