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26 July to 04 August 2024
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2024 FESTIVAL ARTISTS

2024 FESTIVAL ARTISTS

Double bass

Kees Boersma

Kees Boersma enjoys a multifaceted career as principal double bassist of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, lecturer in bass at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, recitalist and avid chamber musician. Following several seasons of performing with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam, he has been active since joining the SSO in premiering new works for his instrument, including concertos by Colin Bright (‘Young Tree Green - A song of the Republic’) and Mary Finsterer (Ice Tales No.1) - the latter earning an APRA nomination for Best Australian Performance of a New Work. He was also a featured soloist and presenter in the SSO ‘Playlist’ series of concerts. 

Kees is a regular performer at Australian music festivals, has been member of the Australian World Orchestra since its inception and has been a guest principal of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. His interest in Historically Informed Performance has included performing with Pinchgut Opera and tours through Europe with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (London). Kees plays on a fine instrument by John Lott senior, circa 1820, one of the greatest makers of basses.