Tim Brackman, Violine
Violinist Tim Brackman obtained his Master’s degree at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (Netherlands) with Vera Beths. Tim is a former student of Eszter Haffner (Kopenhagen) and Pavel Vernikov and Svetlana Makarova (Bergamo, Italy.)
As a soloist he won 3rd prize at the Dutch Violin Competition Oskar Back, as well as NTR-Prize Best Performance of ‘Aeriko’, by Calliope Tsoupaki.
Since September 2019 his string quartet (Animato Quartet) is in residence at the Dutch National String Quartet Academy (NSKA). With the Animato Quartet he received ‘Kersjes Fonds’ String Quartet Stipend (2017) and in 2021 they won 3rd prize and special prize during the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition.
Tim is the founding member of the Brackman piano trio (2009) that received many prices, made two cd’s and organised it’s own festival in Amsterdam from 2014-2017.
Since 2018 Tim has been artistic director of the Podium Eibergen foundation.
As a chamber musician Tim is asked to play in various ensembles and at festivals. As a soloist, Tim played with various orchestras such as the Residentie Orkest The Hague.
Tim plays a J. T. Cuypers (The Hague, 1797). Tim’s bow was
made by A. Vigneron (Paris). The purchase of his bow was made possible by the Dutch Foundation ‘Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument’.