Herman Krebbers

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Herman Krebbers (1974)

Herman Krebbers (born June 18, 1923) is a Dutch violinist.

Born in Hengelo, Overijssel, Krebbers studied in Amsterdam with Oskar Back. In 1943, the 19 year-old violinist debuted with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and eventually became the Orchestra's Concertmaster in 1962. In parallel he led a shining career as a soloist and a chamber musician. An accident in 1979 forced him to limit his soloist activities.

Krebbers has gained worldwide renown for his masterclasses at the Amsterdam Conservatory, where he has trained some of the most important contemporary violinists, including Frank Peter Zimmermann, Peter Tanfield, Jeanne Lamon, Vera Beths, Rudolf Koelman, Szymon Krzeszowiec, Jeroen de Groot and Emmy Verhey. He has also served as chairman of the jury in the 1996 Leopold Mozart Violin Competition.[1] His recordings include: Beethoven violin concerto with Haitink on Philips
Brahms violin concerto with Haitink on Philips
Mozart violin concertos K211 and K218 with Zinman on Philips
Bach concerto for two violins with Grumiaux and Waart on Philips
Dvorak violin concerto with kersjes on emi
Tchaikovsky 3 souvenirs with kersjes on emi


  1. ^ Cumming, Naomi (2000). The sonic self: musical subjectivity and signification. Indiana University Press. p. 31. ISBN 978-0-253-33754-2. Retrieved 16 May 2010.