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Bram van Sambeek

©Rein Langeveld


Bram was the first bassoonist ever to receive the highest Dutch Cultural Award in: The Dutch Music Prize 2009. In 2011 he won a Borletti Buitoni Trust Award, in 2018 the BBC Music Magazine Concerto Award. Bram performs as soloist with orchestras such as the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, the Gothenborg Symphony, the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, and the South Netherlands Philharmonic. From 2002-2011 Bram was Principal Bassoonist of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and since 2009 has been teaching at the Conservatories in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and The Hague. Last season he started a professorship at the Hochschule für Music und Tanz in Cologne. He played regularly as a Guest Principal with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Festival appearances include the Delft Chamber Music Festival, Storioni Festival, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music.


The event listing below includes all the concerts the artists were scheduled to appear in, including cancelled and virtual events. Note that virtual events are not numbered.

Monday 29 June 2020

24. Crespo Series

Date 29 June 2020
Time 4:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Church
Admission €22/€18/€13/€9
Tuesday 30 June 2020

36. Crespo Series

Date 30 June 2020
Time 4:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €25/€20/€14/€10
Saturday 4 July 2020

Evening Concert – Studio 150 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Date 4 July 2020
Time 7:00 pm
Location Online / Studio 150 Bethlehemkerk, Amsterdam

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