Leaf Music and Jaap Nico Hamburger

Label & Composer

Leaf Music is an independent recording label based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, that specializes in high-quality classical music recordings by artists and composers from Atlantic Canada (New Brunswich, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.) Their growing catalogue of solo, orchestral and chamber music is distributed by Naxos of America to the world’s most important music retail, download and streaming providers.

Previously, Jaap has composed symphonies, solo concertos, chamber music works, and commissions for Discovery Channel and Dutch Television amongst others. Currently, Jaap is a Canadian Music Centre Associate Composer, and President and CEO of Orange Music Inc, a Vancouver music production company. In 2019, Jaap was named Mécénat Musica’s Composer in Residence.

Jaap also released his first piano concerto on 21 August. Recorded at the Maison symphonique de Montréal, the release features pianist Assaff Weisman and the Orchestra Métropolitain de Montréal under the direction of Vincent de Kort. Reminiscent of great works by Prokofiev and Shostakovich, the concerto is full of drive, explosive energy and pathos.

Canadian Composer Jaap Nico Hamburger will release Chamber Symphonies Nos 1 and 2 with Leaf Music on 6 November 2020 in remembrance of young lives lost to war.

The repertoire comprises of Symphony No. 1, “Remember to Forget”, performed by Ensemble Caprice, and Symphony No. 2, “Children’s War Diaries”, performed by l’Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal. Symphony No. 2, “Children’s War Diaries”, is itself inspired by a collection of fascinating diaries which belonged to teenagers who were killed during the war, as well as a visit Jaap made to the Children’s Memorial at Yad Vashem.

WildKat is delighted to be working with Leaf Music and Jaap Nico Hamburger on PR, focusing on reviews, airplay and interviews and features across North America, the Netherlands, the UK, Germany and France.