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.