About Barend Schipper

Barend Schipper -composer, pianist and vocalist- creates, performs and improvises his intercultural art music.  

Since 1980 he integrates classical music -from the Renaissance to the present- with traditional and contemporary music from Asia, Europe, North, Central and South America, Africa, Oceania. His music is inspired by nature, by dreams, by visual arts, dance, theatre and poetry; evoking an experience of unity in soul, mind and body.

He enjoys his collaborations with other musicians, with poets, choreographers and visual artists. 

Barend gave concerts of his music in the EU, and public lectures on his music and on contemporary and classical music at universities, academies, and for concert halls for the Nederlands Impresariaat. He cooperated with an inter disciplinary neuro biologist on music creation and consciousness, with organisational coaches, and performed as with his own music as a pianist together with public speakers. He is an experienced coach, and worked for different organisations in this field. 

Since his early study years Barend has enjoyed teaching piano and singing and teaching improvisation and composition.   


 "I had the pleasure to meet Barend Schipper. He appeared to me as a very talented composer. His feeling for colour in harmony and instrumentation and his research for a personal musical language are quite remarkable." 

Jacqueline Fontyn, Brussels, composer for the Queen Elisabeth Concours and main professor of composition at the Conservatoire Royale of Brussels

 "Dear Barend Schipper, today I had finally the time to listen to your beautiful CD Dances of Nijinsky. Exquisite, visual evocative music, which fitted to the Sardinian landscape; and well played too. Heartfelt thanks!"  

Frans Brüggen (1934 - 2014)  was the conductor of the Orchestra of the 18th Century