Edward Top

Last updated: November 23, 2022

Ommen, the Netherlands | b. 1972

Edward Top is a highly sought-after Dutch composer with an extensive portfolio. In his youth, Top travelled the world while completing formal schooling, beginning with composition and violin performance at the Rotterdam Conservatoire in The Netherlands. After that, he spent time in East Asia before moving to England to complete graduate studies in musicology at King’s College London.

Today, Top is based in Vancouver, British Columbia where he previously served as Composer-In-Residence for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Top is well known for his ability to seamlessly interweave musical styles and expertly integrate contrasting cultural aesthetics into his writing. Known for his energetic and lively approach to music-writing, Top is constantly premiering new compositions with orchestras around the globe.

Source: Great Canadian Orchestra Field Trip, Episode 2 Learner's Companion