"He is talented, knows what he wants and is very capable of conveying that to the orchestra. I highly recommend him."

Edo de Waart about Frans-Aert Burghgraef

"He is very musical, has empathy, taste and imagination, is open to musical initiatives of his orchestra’s members and soloists and is able to achieve the best results, through his technique and psychological capabilities."

Bart Schneemann about Frans-Aert Burghgraef


Frans-Aert Burghgraef studied orchestral conducting at the conservatoires of Groningen and Utrecht. From an international selection of two hundred conductors he was invited to attend a masterclass with maestro Bernhard Haitink, as part of the renowned Lucerne Festival. Maestro Edo de Waart selected him to conduct a concert with Antwerp Symphony Orchestra...

Mahler - Symphony 5 (Adagietto)
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