Tim Brackman (1993) started playing the violin at the age of five. He obtained his Master’s degree at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Vera Beths.
Tim is currently studying with Pavel Vernikov and Svetlana Makarova in the postgraduate course of Accademia Musicale Santa Cecilia in Bergamo, Italy.
Tim won prizes at competitions such as IPMC and Prinses Christina Concours (2009 and 2011). In 2018, he won 3rd prize at the Dutch Violin Competition Oskar Back, as well as NTR-Prize Best Performance of ‘Aeriko’, by Calliope Tsoupaki.
Together with his sister Anne (piano) and cellist Kalle de Bie, Tim forms the Brackman Trio. In early 2011, the Brackman Trio released a CD of works by Glinka, Dvorak and Rachmaninoff. In 2012, they released their second album, with trios by Beethoven, Bernstein and Smetana. In 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, the Brackman Trio organized a chamber music festival in Amsterdam.
Tim has been the music programmer of the Podium Eibergen foundation since 2019.
Besides being a member of the Brackman Trio, he is also a member of the Animato Quartet. The Animato Quartet won Award for “Artistic Excellence” in Sala São Paulo Brazil (2014) and received ‘Kersjes Fonds’ String Quartet Stipend (2017).
Tim is frequently asked as a chambermusician to play in various ensembles and at festivals such as the Stift Festival. As a soloist, Tim played with various orchestras, including the Twents Jeugd Symfonie Orkest, with which he went on a concert tour to Egypt in 2008, the Rotterdams Jeugd Symfonie Orkest (2011) and the Oost-Nederlands Symfonieorkest (2013) conducted by Jeppe Moulijn. In 2018, he played the Schumann Concerto with the Residentie Orkest The Hague conducted by Otto Tausk.
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