Merlijn Angad Gaur studied jazz piano at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. In the course of his private studies, he started to focus on composition and decided to give this his full attention. His first major project was the composition of the score for the Dutch-Japanese co-production De Reis van de Liefde, as performed by the Dutch Historical Dance and Theatre Ensemble in 2000. Until 2002 he was a dancer with the Ensemble, which he joined on several national and international tours. His work on De Reis van de Liefde suggested the idea of embarking on a professional collaboration with composer/arranger Wobbe Kuiper. This resulted in the formation of Wise Man's Child in early 2003. Whilst a composer he is also working as an international Talent Acquisition Manager for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).


merlijn {at} wisemanschild {dot} com