Frank van der Kooij Projects


La Conquista Breda (Tweede Deel)

Saxofonist en componist Frank van der Kooij begon in 2013 aan het meerdelige werk La Conquista Breda.

NDIO band

NDIO was the manifestation of a long-lasting relationship between Frank van der Kooij and the English bass player Hugh Hopper.

Airkraft trio

Airkraft is Frank’s saxophone trio with Pete Whyman and Chris Caldwell.

Welcome on my website.

During the month April 2023 I will also record new pieces in England with the group AirKraft for the program : “Elephant in the Room”. Shows with this band (3 x saxophone and 1 cello) will start at the end of 2023.

Here you will find my latest projects and releases. The last few years I have been working on the development of the Sound of Europe Festival in Breda. While that festival is running well, I have had more time to produce new work for my own groups. In 2023 I will start composing part III of the symphony La Conquista Breda which will be performed by the NDIO Orchestra in 2024 at the Royal Roots Exhibition organized by the Stedelijk Musuem Breda. At the moment we are working on several concerts in 2023 in the Netherlands to perform part I and II of this symphony.

Frank van der Kooij