Bart de Kater (1986) studied with Herman Braune, Harmen de Boer and Arno Piters at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam obtaining both his bachelor’s and master’s diploma with honours. During his studies he founded the Nieuw Amsterdams Klarinet Kwartet, with which he performed at venues including the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and toured in Bulgaria, Portugal and Brazil. Additionally, he is a member of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble. He regularly plays with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Residentie Orkest of The Hague, Ensemble LUDWIG and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
His interest in music theatre led to collaborations with theatre companies such as Speeltheater Holland, the Toneelmakerij, Ulrike Quade Company and the Netherlands Opera.
Bart has taught at the Young Talents Departments of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. In 2020 he joined the woodwind faculty as teacher of clarinet as a principal subject at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.