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Frank Brakkee

Radio Filhamonisch Orkest (The Netherlands)
Frank Brakkee is a versatile violist, playing in a wide variety of ensembles. For more than 25 years he combines a principal chair in The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra with the renowned Nieuw Ensemble, playing contemporary music around the globe. Furthermore, he can be found in (among others) ensemble/orchestra Ludwig, and the Tim Kliphuis Sextet, playing jazz, classical, folk and gypsy cross-overs. Lots of chamber music groups are happy to work with him. As a soloist Frank played many concertos with orchestras, among them “Dark Light” by Chingwen Chao, written for him. Solo recitals took place in Taiwan and Brazil, combined with several masterclasses.
Lately, more and more youth and student orchestras are inviting Frank for string rehearsals or viola group rehearsals or workshops. In teaching, he is keen on personal musical creativity and free expression, getting rid of technical obstacles that are in the way.