Frank van de Laar
Frank van de Laar (Laren, 1965) completed his studies with the highest distinction in 1989 at the Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam under the tutelage of Jan Wijn. He continued his studies in Hannover with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and in Amsterdam with Naum Grubert. In 1987 he was a 3d Prize winner at the International Brahms Competition in Hamburg, and in 1988 he won the 1st Prize at the Postbank-Sweelinck Competition. In that year he also made his debut in the Grote Zaal of the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Many performances across the Netherlands and abroad followed and were met with praise by press and audiences. He performed in the US, Asia, and almost every country in Europe, and he was awarded numerous prizes and distinctions. His repertoire ranges from Bach to the highly contemporary, and lesser known masterpieces of every era play an important role. Moreover, he is an active chamber musician. He has been broadcast by many radio and television channels, and has recorded more than 25 CDs. He currently teaches at the Conservatoires of Amsterdam and Zwolle.
Mon 26 Oct20:15Mon 26 Oct 20:15 - Grote Zaal
On July 25 2019 our friend and mentor, the unforgettable cellist Anner Bijlsma, died. The eighth Cello Biennale is the first in which Anner Bijlsma no longer looks over our shoulders, and with his critical eye warns us against overconfidence and at the same time feeds us with small and large, nonsensical and brilliant ideas […]