Frank van Berkel
- function: programmer/manager
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- Classical:NEXT 2017
- Classical:NEXT 2016
Frank van Berkel – 1963 –The Netherlands
Frank van Berkel is a freelance music program manager in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. His main occupation is programming concerts in assignment of Jazz International Rotterdam, which is a network organization. He programs series of concerts in Concert- en Congresgebouw de Doelen and the venue LantarenVenster, where he also programs the Festival Jazz International Rotterdam. Further on he programs a series of international concerts at LUX in Nijmegen, a city in the east of The Netherlands. Frank is also the band manager of New Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra, a collective of the most original next generation Dutch musicians of today.
As a member of the advisory committee for music of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund, Frank is involved in the assessment of musical projects applying for financial support. Regularly he is invited to join jury committees concerning the assignment of awards, among them the VPRO/Boy Edgar Prize and the Paul Acket Award, commissioned by the North Sea Jazz Festival. Frank studied double bass and bass guitar at the Rotterdam Conservatory. He also accomplished a master degree on music programming at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem, The Netherlands.