Arie Verheul van de Ven

Arie Verheul van de Ven

I'm a composer, violist, and music teacher from Toronto, currently based in The Hague.

I write notated vocal and instrumental music, music for visual media, and sometimes quasi-improvised events.

I also play improvised music on viola and plucked instruments, often with the ensemble HARP+.

You can listen to some of my playing here and here.

Between 2020 - 2022 I've been working as a composer and music facilitator with Jumblies Theatre, creating music that can be sung by a community choir that meets over Zoom.

Most of my free time these days is spent falling down Wikipedia rabbit holes, or making maps in Geoguessr.


  • Nanitic A film that I scored by my longtime collaborator Carol Nguyen will be premiering September of 2022 at Toronto International Film Festival. - view the trailer here:
  • I’ve recently moved to The Hague to finish my studies at the Royal Conservatoire for regular updates on what I’m up to here, you can follow my Instagram
  • I did an interview with the Inimitable Joseph Glaser of CMC Ontario - you can read that here. I discuss my recent work with the HPO and the piece they commissioned as part of the Composer Fellowship program Lithification

Listen: (more)

A piece for solo theorbo commissioned by Jonathan Stuchbery

An improvisation for viola and vocoder

A piece for voices and wind ensemble with poetry by Erika Verhagen. Performed by Orkest de Ereprijs as part of the 2019 Young Composers Meeting

Recent Projects & Interests: