Irene van Osch (Rotterdam, 1958) is a passionated composer and pianist. She composes, among others, for piano solo, quatre-mains, violin or flute with piano and for church organ. Although there is a large variety of styles in the music she makes, her own signature is always present and recognizable. Her compositions show several layers of feelings and thoughts, profoundness and unexpected turns: it is never what is seems to be.
On average her work can be considered as modern classical music, inspired by composers as Francis Poulenc, Erik Satie and Sergei Prokofjev, but also by Astor Piazzolla, Louis Andriessen and Jeroen van Veen.
In 2008 she started Arrangetto Music Productions, originally to publish her piano arrangements, but quickly she dedicated herself only to composing.
Irene’s work is performed by, among others, Antoinette Lammers (concert pianist), Duo Delibes (Esther & Sara Gutiérrez Redondo, first violinist Baden-Baden Philharmonie, resp. piano teacher Codarts), Henk van Riel (organist) and Beth & Flo (piano duo).
However, she performs her piano pieces also herself. Due to her touch she has a specific sound which is appropriate to her expressive music. In her compositions as well as in her performances she knows how to transmit emotion to the listener.
Irene gives presentations of her work, also in French, with an explanation about the images she has in mind.
Because her music is very expressive and particularly suitable for drawing, she started workshops ‘Tekenen/Schilderen op Pianomuziek’ together with the artist and teacher Hella De Boo. In these workshops the participants make drawings or a painting inspired by piano music of Irene that she plays live on the spot.