Annette Kruisbrink (born 1958, The Netherlands) studied the guitar with Pieter van der Staak at the conservatory of Zwolle. She attended masterclasses conducted by Leo Brouwer, John Mills, Toyohiko Satoh and many others. She subsequently trained herself to play the flamenco guitar and the vihuela. She studied composition with Alex Manassen and attended composition classes run by a.o. Nigel Osborne and Claudio Prieto. She composed over 300 compositions published by international publishing houses in a.o. The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Canada and the U.S. of America. She has won international prizes and awards for her compositions. She was commissioned by a.o. the NCRV (Dutch radio and television), Huismuziek, Guitar Festival Zwolle, Theatre Odeon Zwolle, Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst and Novam. Annette Kruisbrink gives recitals and masterclasses guitar/composition in a.o. The Netherlands, Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Luxemburg, Italy, Poland, Spain, Lithuania, Sweden, Switzerland. With the Belgian guitarist Arlette Ruelens she forms The Anido Guitarduo. With the Dutch soprano Franka van Essen she forms the duo Kruisbrink & Van Essen. From 2000-2010 she taught contemporary music and ethno music at the Conservatory of Music in Zwolle, Holland. She currently teaches guitar at the Anido Guitar School. She is the producer of 20 CDs with her compositions.
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