Ig Henneman

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Ig Henneman (born 21 December 1945) is a Dutch composer and bandleader. She was born in Haarlem, Netherlands, and took music lessons as a child. She studied viola and violin in Amsterdam and Tilburg, and composition with Robert Heppener.[1]

After completing her studies, Henneman worked as a violist in orchestras, and then co-founded the rock band FC Gerania where she began to compose. In 1985 she founded the Ig Henneman Quintet. She also improvises on viola with Henneman Sextet, Duo Baars-Henneman with Ab Baars and the Queen Mab Trio.[2][3]


Henneman has composed for orchestras, ensembles and soloists, plus pieces for film and theater.

  • Baby Ryazanskye film soundtrack (1927) silent movie by Olga Preobrasjenskaja
  • Bow Valley Whistle for flute and samples
  • Kindred Spirits improvisational project

Her work has been recorded and issued on CD, including:

  • Ig Henneman Jaimie Branch Anne La Berge, Dropping Stuff and other Folk Songs (RPR 1094, Wig 29) 2019
  • Ig Henneman Sextet, Cut a Caper (Wig 19) 2010
  • Baars Henneman Mengelberg, Sliptong (Wig 16) 2009
  • Duo Baars-Henneman, Stof (Wig 13) 2006
  • Queen Mab Trio, Thin Air (Wig 14) 2006
  • Queen Mab Trio, See Saw (Wig 11) 2005


  1. ^ "Ig Henneman (Haarlem, 1945)". Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  2. ^ Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  3. ^ Tyrrell, John (2001). The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians: Volume 11.

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