Tim Brackman


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. Since September 2019 he is with his string quartet (Animato Quartet) in residence at the Dutch National String Quartet Academy (NSKA).

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.

Since 2009, Tim has been violinist of the Brackman Trio.  From 2014 to 2017, the Brackman Trio organized a chamber music festival in Amsterdam. Tim has been the artistic director of the Podium Eibergen foundation since 2018. 

With the Animato Quartet he 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 chamber musician to play in various ensembles and at festivals. As a soloist, Tim played with various orchestras. In 2018, he played the Schumann Concerto with the Residentie Orkest The Hague conducted by Otto Tausk.

Tim plays a G.B. Gabrielli violin (Florence, 1764), loaned to him by the Dutch National Musical Instruments Foundation. Tim’s bow was made by James Tubbs (England 1895-1900). The purchase of his bow was made possible by the Dutch Foundation ‘Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument’.