Biography

Irene van Osch (Rotterdam, 1958) is a passionated composer and pianist. In her youth she learned herself to play the piano 'by ear', what evolved into arranging and composing.

After a carreer of 18 years as a forwarding agent working for French clients, she took private lessons in classical piano (16 years from i.e. Annemieke de Koning) and in composition from experienced composers like Marlies du Mosch and Federico Mosquera.

In 2008 she started Arrangetto Music Productions in order to publish her piano arrangements.

From that moment Irene also started to dedicate herself to composing. In 2013 her composition 'Que la Pluie persiste' gained the semi-final in the Third Piano Composition Contest of Fidélio Editorial. Now a days she composes for piano solo, four hands, and piano and violin in different styles.

'Danser la Milonga dans le Noir', inspired by a painting of Tineke Noordzij, is performed by the reputable Spanish Duo Delibes (Esther and Sara Gutiérrez, viool and piano). This piece had its premiere on the 23rd Februari '20 during a concert in the Fonteinkerk in Rotterdam and has been added to the program of Duo Delibes.

As a pianist Irene plays her work in several public places, if desired, with explanation of her compositions. She gives this kind of presentations also in French, like during Fête de la Musique of 2015 and 2019 in Amsterdam.

'It is impressive to hear you performing your music. You create a dreamy feeling. I can see beautiful paintings and dancers combined with your music.'

Kristina Sandulova/Concert pianist

Together with the artist and teacher Hella De Boo Irene organizes workshops 'Drawing/Painting on Piano Music'. During these workshops the participants make drawings or a painting inspired by compositions of Irene that she plays herself live.