Curriculum Vitae Lars Nijman

 

Date of birth  : 24 December 1993

Born in         : Alkmaar, the Netherlands (NL)

 

Education:

2006:::2012      : Murmellius Gymnasium, Alkmaar, NL

2003:::2013      : Drumming lessons (several teachers, drum clinics, etc), NL

2011-          : 5 week Summer Program Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA

2013:::2015      : Diploma program Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA

 

Scholarships obtained:

2011            : 5-week Summer Program Berklee College of Music

2013::::2015      : Diploma Program Berklee College of Music (18,000 USD per year)

2013::::2015      : VandenEnde Foundation (7,500 EUR per year)

 

Crowdfunding Campaign:

2013-          : raised 45,000 EUR to pay for Berklee College of Music tuition

 

Results Berklee College of Music:

2011            : Selected for All-Star Band (after several auditions) during 5:::week                  Summer Program. Final grades: all ‘A’

2013::::2015      : Name listed on Dean’s list for 4 semesters

 

Awards/prizes solodrum:

2006            : First prize Pop weekend, Alkmaar, NL

2007            : First prize national contest ‘Kunstbende’, qualification, NL

2007            : First prize national contest ‘Kunstbende’, final, NL

2007            : Chosen as Hotspot on drummer.nl

2007            : Winner national television contest ‘Bijna Beroemd’, qualification, NL

2007            : Winner national television contest 'Bijna Beroemd', final, NL

2011-           : First prize Roland V:::Drum Contest Benelux, Antwerp, Belgium

2013--         : Third prize Roland V:::Drum Contest WorldChampionship, Frankfurt,                     Germany

2013             : Chosen as no.3 best Fusion/World drummer in Benelux (The                           Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium) in Poll of most popular drum                       magazine in Benelux (Slagwerkkrant)

 

Award/prize percussion group:

2007             : Second prize Pop weekend, Alkmaar, NL

 

Publicity/media:

 

National television (solodrum) NL:

2005             : National arrival ‘Sinterklaas’ (typical Dutch party for children)

2007             : VPRO Villa Live, solodrum, drum battle with Bram van den Berg                      (Krezip) and interview

2007             : VPRO Villa Live, referring to ‘Kunstbende’ Final + interview

2007             : TMF Chunk, referring to ‘Kunstbende’ Final + interview

2007             : ‘Bijna Beroemd’ (national talent contest) trailer

2007             : ‘Bijna Beroemd’ first qualification round

2007             : Item in Show News (news)

2007             : ‘Bijna Beroemd’ Final

2007             : Item in NOS Jeugdjournaal, performance solodrum Mysteryland +                    interview  

2007             : TMF, Valerio’s Friday

2007::::2008       : Items in News, performance in Amsterdam with Cesar Zuiderwijk on                    New Year’s Eve

2009             : Z@pp Program Checkpoint

2013             : ‘De wereld draait door’ (most famous Dutch talk show): solodrum                    + interview + promotion crowdfunding

 

Radio (solodrum) NL:

2007  -         : Radio 3FM, ‘Huis van de Heer’ (solodrum + interview)

2013             : Radio Noord-Holland, ‘rijdende reporter’, solodrum + promotion                     crowdfunding

2013             : Radio 3FM, solodrum + promotion crowdfunding

 

Other:

2013             : Promo crowdfunding video in collaboration with Red Bull Studios                     and Mr. Probz

2014             : Lars’ drum solo video was featured on a popular Drum Facebook                   Page (DrumTalkTV). The video got over 300.000 views in 2 days time                   and was shared over 5000 times

 

National and local Newspapers (many publications), such as:

Noord-Hollands Dagblad, Spits, Elsevier, Alkmaars Nieuwsblad, Alkmaar op Zondag, Zondagochtendblad, Move your Art paper Artiance, Bulletin Culture & School, Slagwerkkrant, MusicMaker

 

Performances:

2006               : Warm-up act Night of the Drums Drumix (Lucas van Merwijk & Aly N’Diaye

                      Rose), Alkmaar

2006              : Fundraise festival for Ethiopia, Alkmaar

2006               : Popweekend, Alkmaar

2006               : Opening Art Exposition of Rolluf van Laar, Alkmaar

2007               : Performances for ‘Kunstbende’ (national talent contest) and ‘Bijna Beroemd’                        (national talent contest on televion)

2007               : Don Bosco Festival, Alkmaar

2007               : Mysteryland, Hoofddorp

2007               : Festival ‘Uitmarkt’, Amsterdam

2007               : Festival “de Beschaving”, Utrecht

2007               : Fundraise festival “Feel Good”, Alkmaar

2007/2008      : Drum battle with Cesar Zuiderwijk (drummer Golden Earring) on New Year’s              Eve Amsterdam

2008               : Performed on three corporate events

2008               : Warm-up act Drumclinic Simon Phillips (drummer Toto), Ittervoort

2008               : Warm-up act Drumbassadors, Castricum

2008               : Drum performance with Ton Dijkman, Alkmaar

2008               : Drum performance with Pierre Courbois, Nijmegen

2009               : Battle of the Drums, Lisse

2009               : Performed on two corporate events

2009               : Dutch Drum Event, Heerenveen

2010               : Performed on two corporate events

2011               : Final Roland V-Drum Contest Benelux, Antwerpen (Belgium)

2012               : Performed on three corporate events

2013               : Performed on one corporate event

2013               : Drum festival “SAMA SAMA”, Alkmaar NL

2013               : Final Roland V-Drum Contest Worldchampionship, Frankfurt (Germany)

2013               : Festival “Edelwise”, Amsterdam

2013               : several performances in order to promote the crowdfunding campaign

 

Drumclinics by Lars Nijman NL:

2009               : Drumclinic Ludwig Rhythm Factory, Werkhoven

2010               : ‘Drum-3-daagse’ (3 days of drumming organized by Cesar Zuiderwijk)

2010               : Drumclinic Dirk Witte, Utrecht

2010               : Drumclinic Vintage Drumshow Amsterdam

2010               : Drumclinic Drumland, Lijnden

2010               : Drumclinic Tromp Festival, Eindhoven

2011               : Drumclinic at “Van der Geest”, Den Haag

2012               : Drumclinic Rimshot Drum Center

2013               : Drumclinic Hit it, Roden

 

Performances with band The Feel/TAV NL:

2009-2010      : several

 

Dance4Life tour (7 performances NL in 2010)

 

Performances in USA:

2011               : All-Star Group, Berklee Performance Center, Boston USA