Dan Forrest
16 months ago, I met Teus van der Stelt in the Netherlands and watched his magic as he created light shows to accompany my Requiem and Jubilate Deo. He memorized both pieces start-to-finish, and ran live light cues (without a score!) for three different setups in three different locations in the Netherlands, culminating in a performance in the Concertgebouw.
I purposely sat by him in the performances to watch him work- it was mesmerizing. In short, he's a light-wielding genius-wizard. Now, he's created a virtual light interpretation for "the breath of life" movement 1. I can't wait to see this live someday, Teus!
The breath of life (virtual light)

Antony Hermus
Conducting and playing to the creation of “M6-live” by Teus van der Stelt was one of the most extraordinary experiences I had in the field of multimedia-arts. With an extremely sophisticated light choreography, Teus took both musicians and audience along on an emotional trip down the abyss of the human soul. The synergy of the sounds of Mahlers Sixth Symphony and Teus intense and bold choices made a huge impact on everybody in the room - an impact that I will never forget.

Tan Dun composer/conductor
‘He’s a real artist.’

Margrith Vrenegoor director
'As a director I have worked with Teus on many occasions and in all possible working conditions; from productions with great financial means to very complex productions with little possibilities. Teus is able to capture the essence of a production and to translate it into lighting compositions in very little time. His lighting plan is not an isolated design, it always adds a new dimension to the production. Also when there are little means. This is a remarkable quality that is not common among lighting designers.'

Marc Versteeg Artistic Manager of the Bosch Requiem
'I met Teus van der Stelt from ‘Lumiteus’ seven years ago when I was Artistic Manager of the Bosch Requiem, a production of Stichting Jheronimus Bosch 500. These much talked about concerts, held at St. John’ Cathedral of ’s-Hertogenbosch, were directed for television and dvd registration. The excellent lighting design of Lumiteus was one of the reasons these concerts and recordings received so much praise. Lighting designer Teus van der Stelt is conducive to the music and to the historical space of the cathedral. While never taking away from the content, his lighting designs make for an awesome atmosphere every single year.'

Review Opus 10

Dan Forrest: Requiem for the Living and Jubilate Deo

Beautiful patterns 

During the first sweet, reassuring chords of Forrest's Requiem for the living, cones of light illuminated the neo-gothic church ceiling. They dissolved in a soft purple-lit back wall, which continued to turn to bright white and flame red. Van der Stelt's musical sensitivity was clearly noticeable. Where the music seemed to ask for it, beautiful patterns and mighty shades of color rose to the ceiling.

Forrest's melodic death mass got an extra depth, which did not distract from the excellent contributions of the Opus choir and the Nootstroom orchestra, all led by Arnaud Oosterbaan. The compelling Sanctus was experienced under a fading, starry sky. Soprano Jeannette van Schaik, mezzo-sous Rosina Fabius and tenor Sander de Jong met in the subtle Lux Eterna ...

Oosterbaan led his men travel along on Forrest's sound splendor and put on a nice cadence. And the light artist? He carefully led the audience to a final in technicolor.

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Teus van der Stelt is a passionate director, lighting composer and video artist. Since 1993 Teus has been involved in numerous productions in concert halls, theaters and in national and international festivals. He started his career on stage where he played several characters in theater productions and television series. As a director he was involved in more than 30 musical theater pieces.
One time, while working on a theater play with a very small budget, Teus decided to make his first lighting design. In the following years Teus further developed his talent and expanded his knowledge. He now was repeatedly invited to make lighting designs for others.

His work is characterized by authenticity, subtle adjustments, timing and creativity. He ‘breaths’ with the artists, improvises and creates a connection between the music, the musicians, the surroundings and the audience.


Crossing boundaries

Director, Lighting designer, lighting artist, lighting composer…. The activities of Teus van der Stelt are difficult to frame. With his company Lumiteus, Teus van der Stelt works at the boundary of lighting design, light and video art and lighting improvisation. He is often referred to as a lighting composer. When he is invited to create a design, he first researches the music, the location of the performance and the ensemble, before creating a lighting concept. During the performance Teus is present to control the images on the spot. He improvises with light, moving subtly with the music, with much attention to detail and an excellent sense of timing. He ‘breaths’ with the musicians, causing the audience to be engulfed by the music and thus deepening their experience.


Teus has performed at Bachfest Leipzig and festival Bosch 500. He has worked with (a.o.) composer/director Tan Dun, Dan Forrest, Asko/Schönberg Ensemble, Janine Jansen, Frederieke Saeijs, Combattimento Consort and numerous orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, the Gelders Orkest, the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, the Metropole Orchestra and the orchestras of the broadcasting company. Furthermore, he creates lighting designs for productions of Avro/Tros, NTR, Monteverdi.tv and BRAVA.

As a director and light composer, he has been affiliated with NJON (National Youth Orchestras in the Netherlands) since 2015. Among other things, he directed l’ Histoire du Soldat and Notices from the Camp. And he made various light compositions for the "Muziekzomer" including Blauwbaard, Oerlicht and the Young Metropole Orchestra. Together with Ewout van Dingstee and Antony Hermes, he has made Mahler 6 a spectacular concert.

Peter Grimes (Britten) Wadopera

NSO "De Ring" Wagner

NJO Muziekzomer

Jong Metropole orkest
Foto's : Nic Limper

Dan Forrest


Video art

foto's: Rene Knoop

Magische Muziekfabriek

Metropole Orkest en Percossa

Foto's : Peter Lodder


Pulse Wave

Berichten uit het kamp

NJO Muziekzomer 2017 Foto's : Roelof Rump

NJO (Mahler 6)

foto's: Roelof Rump

Die sieben Todsünden

foto's: Roelof Rump



Teus van der Stelt

Tel: +31(6) 53692259.

Nel Vietsstraat 14 B
6702 DB Wageningen

Bank: NL28 TRIO 0338860401 t.n.v. VOF Andere Boeg
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