"Adriana Breukink started playing the recorder at the age of nine. As a teenager, she already wanted to be a recorder maker, but there was no appropriate training available. When she was sixteen she went to the Conservatory in Rotterdam, and three years later she went to the Royal Conservatory at The Hague. There she studied recorder with Ricardo Kanji and Frans Bruggen. During her last year she took a course with Fred Morgan in making recorders, in the Conservatory workshop.
For many years she has been known for making Renaissance Consorts and Ganassi recorders, and she sends these to top soloists, ensembles and conservatories all over the world. In recent years, she has developed many new instruments, such as the Slide Recorder for Moeck, and the Dream Soprano, Dream Alto and Dream Tenor for Mollenhauer. The Dream bass is currently in development. One of her recent recorders is the 3 metre (10 foot) long Sub-contrabass in Bb. " Visit website for more information. (ed.)
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