Lucas van Woerkum

Film Director and Image Soloist

Lucas van Woerkum studied film directing at the Utrecht School of the Arts, and French Horn at Fontys Conservatory Tilburg. He has directed music documentaries on composers such as Arvo Pärt, Willem Jeths and Michel van der Aa. His film Mahler: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen premiered in the Holland Festival and was shown in the Auditorium of the Louvre in Paris. In 2007 Lucas turned his focus to drama films and began to transform stories in classical music into film scenarios in his Symphonic Cinema series, as seen in The Isle of the Dead (2011), Firebird (2014) and Daphnis et Chloé (2017-18).