Frank Coppieters

double bass

born in Eeklo (B)
lives in Bachte-Maria-Leerne (B)
studied at Conservatory Brussels with Maurice Aerts
plays on a copy (2003) of a violone by J. Stadlmann (Wien 1748) by Oskar Kappelmeyer, an anonimous 18th century Italian bass and a few very nice 19th century French double basses. My baroque bow (1980) is made in the Hague by W. Bouman. On the modern double bass I use an exceptional bow (1939) by Eugène Sartory
favorite composer J.S. Bach
most underestimated composer Henry Purcell
favorite concert hall Konzerthaus Wien
favorite recordings “The Indian Queen”-“King Arthur” – “Dioclesian” – “Timon of Athens” by H. Purcell with J.E. Gardiner (Erato)
“Giulio Cesare” by G.F. Händel with R. Jacobs (Harmonia Mundi France)
Tchaikovsky 4-5-6 with the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra and E. Mravinsky (1960, DG).
“Something Cool (the complete mono & stereo versions)” by June Christy (1953-55, 1960, Capitol Jazz)
“Dynasty” by Stan Getz (1971, Verve)
“The Classic Early Recordings in Chronological Order” by Django Reinhardt (JSP)
favorite il gardellino-recording “Concerti” by Johann Friedrich Fasch
greatest festival I spent four glorious summers playing opera’s by Händel, Gluck and Mozart during the Festival International d’Art Lyrique in Aix-en-Provence
piece I never played, but would love to whatever, with Carlos Kleiber (1930-2004) as conductor…