BRYGGEN, new string orchestra led by violinist Jolente De Maeyer, concertmaster and artistic leader.

BRYGGEN, originally founded as Collegium Instrumentale Brugense in 1970,  renamed Kamerorkest Brugge in 2009.

BRYGGEN, a contemporary Hansa-project. With music from Bruges to Bryggen.

BRYGGEN, the colorful wharf in Bergen (Norway), the most northern Hansa-city.

BRYGGEN, a contemporary string orchestra specializing in music from Northern Europe, Russia and the Baltic states. Music from composers such as Arvo Pärt, Pēteris Vasks, Gia Kancheli, but also Max Richter and Philip Glass.

Upcoming events

  • Beethoven 2020 - CANCELLED -
    Stadsschouwburg Kortrijk
  • Beethoven 2020 - CANCELLED -
    Waterloo, Queen Elisabeth Chapel
  • Beethoven 2020 - CANCELLED -
    Cultuurcentrum Torhout
  • Launch concert - CANCELLED -
    AMUZ Antwerpen
  • Launch concert
    Concertgebouw Brugge

In 2018 violinist Jolente De Maeyer decided to give ‘Het Kamerorkest Brugge’ a new start. This orchestra, founded in 1970 by Patrick Peire under the name Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, was renamed Het Kamerorkest Brugge in 2009. Jolente De Maeyer will start a new chapter with BRYGGEN - Bruges Strings.


Not only does the orchestra have nearly 50 years of experience, it is and remains the only professional string orchestra in Belgium that works without a conductor.