I started as a piano-teacher. Later on I found out how fascinating the music of wind-orchestras
was, how many voices come together to make it sound harmonic and this was a challenge for
me writing some music. In the meantime I was teaching various orchestras in Amsterdam.
(Wind-orchestras). But my BIG love was the Egerland-music with his special sound
(as you know) and there was no Egerland-band in or round Amsterdam.
I decided to found such a band, together with some friends.a The first five years
I was the conductor of ABK and after that, when we had the money to pay
for a conductor we hired a professional conductor. Now ABK is almost 17 years
old and successfully. My big pride as you understand, and still my big love
(after my husband, haha).
After that first 5 years I was conductor I met a guy named Andy Bakke who was as mad about music as I was.....
Andy learned me to sequence the midi-files and we worked years togehter by email....till Andy got his stroke......
thank God he recovered and now he is able to mix and record the midi's to mp3 with a wonderfully sound.
I am proud that I can call myself a friend of Andy Bakke !