Maarten Bauer (2000) is currently studying Composition with Martijn Padding, Calliope Tsoupaki and Cornelis de Bondt. Furthermore, he follows minors in Classical Saxophone, Classical Voice and Education at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. During his high school education, he also followed the pre-studies Classical Saxophone and Composition with Wilbert Bulsink at ArtEZ Conservatoire Zwolle.
Bauer is connecting western classical music with other world music traditions like different tuning systems and non-western instruments. He is particularly interested by Indonesian traditional music. Furthermore, he combines other disciplines of art like poetry and painting with music.
He is the winner of the national Prinses Christina Compositie Concours 2017 and the Koninklijk Conservatorium Prijs voor Jongen Componisten next to other competitions. A selection of ensembles that collaborated with him: Residentie Orkest, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, Keuris Quartet, Orkest de Ereprijs, New European Ensemble and Riciotti Ensemble.