Michel van der Aa is a truly multidisciplinary figure in contemporary music. A unique voice, he combines composition with film and stage direction, and script writing. He has worked with leading classical performers such as Sol Gabetta, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Barbara Hannigan and Janine Jansen. He received commissions from The Concertgebouw Orchestra, English National Opera, Opera de Lyon, the Holland Festival and the Barbican Centre London. His music has been performed by ensembles and orchestras worldwide, including Tokyo Sinfonietta, Ensemble Modern, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra.