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Frank Anepool

Frank Anepool began studying the cornet at the age of eight and shortly thereafter began playing in the brass band in his home town, Wormer. In this band he developed his playing skills and gained valuable experience as a soloist. His first lessons were with Ben Zaal and after high school he studied with Peter Masseurs at the Amsterdam Conservatory, where he received his Master’s degrees in both performance and pedagogy.

Frank has always had an interest in historically informed performance practice and this led him to study Baroque trumpet with Susan Williams at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He has worked extensively with a number of renowned ensembles, such as the Combattimento Consort and Collegium Vocale Gent, and has made numerous recordings. For many years he has performed with The Bach Orchestra of the Netherlands as both first trumpeter and as soloist. It was in this ensemble that he met Vaughan Schlepp and they have performed extensively together.

As a versatile trumpeter, Frank has also established himself as a performer of modern classical music and has played many world premières. He has performed with Combustion Chamber, is a member of the Clazz Ensemble, and as a freelance musician he performs and makes recordings with numerous orchestras and ensembles. He conducts both choirs and brass bands, and he has taught principle study Baroque trumpet at the Amsterdam Conservatory. In addition, he is a composer and as a singer and trumpeter has released an album of his own songs.

Frank plays on a Boosey & Hawkes Souvereign 920 medium-bore cornet which was built in the 1970s. The mouthpiece is a Guilbaut Couesnon No. 2 built in Paris in the 1880s.

Featured on

Various composers
The Romantic Cornet
Frank Anepool / Vaughan Schlepp
Carolus Hacquart, Servaas de Koning, Jacob van Rijndorp
The Triumph of Love / De Triomfeerende Min
Camerata Trajectina