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09.02.2015 14:34 Age: 3 yrs

Fazer signs with Bram van Sambeek

We are delighted to announce that bassoonist Bram van Sambeek has joined the Fazer Artists’ Management roster.

From 2002 until 2011 Bram was Principal Bassoonist of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and since 2009 he has been teaching the bassoon at the Codarts Conservatory in Rotterdam. Focusing on chamber music, Bram is a member of the Orlando Quintet. Bram van Sambeek performs regularly as a soloist with orchestras such as the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Rotterdam and Georgian Sinfonietta.

On his debut CD with Brilliant Classics, called ‘Bassoon Concertos’, he presented a very accessible programme of bassoon concerti by Vivaldi, Du Puy, Villa Lobos and Olthuis, receiving rave reviews like this remark in Luister, a Dutch music magazine: ‘Judging by his playing, Mr van Sambeek awaits a golden future’. In march 2012 Brilliant Classics released his second cd “Bassoon-Kaleidoscope” full of different chamber music, including a rocksong, and in the coming seasons he will perform the new bassoon concertos by Sebastian Fagerlund and Kalevi Aho and record them for the BIS label.

 ‘…all in all a combination of being artistically involved, motivated and being gifted, being a very nice person, and also being a little bit unusual!’ – Valery Gergijev