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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

  • 09 Jun, 20:15 – 21:30
    Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, 1410, Chau. de Tervuren 445, 1410 Waterloo, Belgium
    What do baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi and minimalist Max Richter have in common? The 4 Seasons! BRYGGEN takes a journey through the enchanting world of Max Richter.
  • 18 Jun, 11:30 – 12:30
    Sint-Jozef Brugge, Gandhiplein, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
    BRYGGEN Bruges Strings performs music by Jean Sibelius, Edvard Grieg, Max Richter and Nicholas Britell with a dose of Scandinavian folk on top.

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.

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