Entries by Emiel Stöpler

What Is Wealth?

By Emiel F.A.J. Stöpler Is wealth the money in your pocket? Or the size of your bank account? Is it all the stuff we own? That sits in the attic, where nothing can be found? Or is wealth a kind, spontaneous gesture? By a perfect stranger or someone you love? Is wealth knowing how to […]


A Zappa Concert By The NNO

By Emiel F.A.J. Stöpler I am honored to have the opportunity to hear 100 musicians from the NNO in an early rehearsal, practicing my composition “The Adventures Of Dindoo.” It will be performed as a world premiere Thursday night In Groningen. The show is called Dweezil Zappa’s Orchestral Favorites and the program features several other […]

The NAME Releases Fantastic New Album

The New American Mandolin Ensemble (the NAME) released a terrific new album, with contemporary pieces for plucked strings. On the album is also one of my own pieces, which is called The City Awakens. The album can be ordered through CD Baby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/newamericanmandolinensem Here is a live recording of The City Awakens from 2015:

Triptych for Mandolin Ensemble

I’m excited to announce that my new piece for the New American Mandolin Ensemble (NAME) – Triptych for Mandolin Ensemble – got a first try-out performance at the Breadbox Theatre in Willimantic, CT, USA! It was very well received and the NAME gave a great performance. The premiere will be this coming April 2nd, at […]