Lucas van Woerkum
Lucas van Woerkum (1982) studied Film directing at the Utrecht School of the Arts, and french horn at Fontys Conservatory Tilburg. Lucas makes dramafilms based on symphonic music and directs music documentaries. He graduated in 2004 with the film Mahler: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, which he made in close collaboration with internationally known filmmaker Frank Scheffer. The film premiered in the Holland Festival and was shown in the Auditorium of the Louvre in Paris. In 2007 he was selected by the Dutch Filmfund to make the fiction film To Anna. This film, to a scenario by Anna Maria Versloot, was shown on television and in cinemas by NPS Kort! Lucas made music documentaries for television on composers Arvo Pärt, Willem Jeths, Michel van der Aa and Alfons Diepenbrock.
Symphonic Cinema was introduced to the public in June 2010 with the film Sophia, based on a composition by Dirk Brossé. In November 2010 Lucas got commissioned by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra to make the film Scale, le tombeau de Mahler, on a composition by Willem Jeths. In February 2011 the Symphonic Cinema film The Isle of the Dead, based on Die Toteninsel by Sergei Rachmaninov was performed live with Residentie Orchestra The Hague conducted by Jun Märkl. In June 2012, The Isle of the Dead was shown in a special event in Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam. In 2012 Lucas finished the complete opera recording of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. In 2013 the Firebird project was commissioned by 7 international orchestra’s. Firebird is presented in 1 hour concerts around the world. In 2018, the new production of Ravel’s Daphnis & Chloé premiered at the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and had its Manchester premiere with the BBC Philharmonic. Currently, Lucas is working on his Mahler film The Echo of Being.
Wim Lehnhausen & Dik van der Stroom
Symphonic Cinema is produced by Wim Lehnhausen (1957) & Dik van der Stroom (1955).
Their film credits are diverse, and include over 40 international feature films, at least 1000 commercials & corporate films and a number of television series, including working alongside internationally acclaimed film directors like Stanley Kubrick, Ridley Scott and John Badham, as well as actors such as Colin Firth, Val Kilmer and Stephen Fry.
In 2010 Dik and Wim took over Amsterdam Studios, the oldest (1932) film studios in The Netherlands.
Since their schooldays Dik & Wim have been very close friends and together they have built up different businesses. In the early nineties they established a production service unit for the film industry ‘And Company Management services’ through which they made major contributions to the Dutch film industry.