wim boermann
Wim Boerman

Wim Boerman (1951) studied flute at the conservatory of Arnheim – Rien de Reede and Frans van der Wiel. With fellow musicians he formed orkest de ereprijs in 1979,  in their early days a collective of musicians without a conductor. Their main goal was to perform new, especially for the ensemble written pieces for traditional concert halls and extraordinary venues (for instance outdoors, markets, museums). In time the complexity of the pieces made it necessary to involve conducting and after several years of combining both performing and conducting Wim Boerman has been the artistic director and conductor of the ensemble for a good many years.  In 2005 Wim Boerman received an achievement award by the Polish Ministry of Culture. During all these years he has found it essential to remain teaching in Arnheim.