Elias Agsteribbe was six years old when he heard a contrabassoon at the Antwerp College of Music, where his father taught. At that time, he decided to become a bassoonist. Three years later, he started playing the bassoon and was taught by Koen Coppé (solo bassoonist of the Flemish Symphony Orchestra), Pieter Nuytten (solo bassoonist of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra) and Graziano Moretto (Antwerp Philharmonic). Since 2014, Elias has also taken contrabassoon lessons with Filip Neyens, soloist of the Belgian National Orchestra.
The young bassoonist is first prizewinner of the international competition for bassoon in Amsterdam. He has played in various youth orchestras in Belgium: Forza Musica in Gent, JeMOO in Gent and JEMOA in Antwerp with whom he has given concerts in Belgium, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary and Denmark.
Elias is currently studying with Giorgio Mandolesi (bassoon) and Hans Agreda (contrabassoon) at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste.
The board of trustees of the Rahn Kulturfonds meets twice a year and will consider all fully completed applications received.
Next board meetings:
May 23, 2019
October 28, 2019
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports requests regarding a contribution to the performance fees if:
- it is a project with or by Rahn Kulturfonds prize winners.
- it is a project with Rahn Kulturfonds scholarship holders.
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports its prize winners and scholarship holders during four years after receiving the award.
For the meeting on May 23, 2019, please hand in your complete application no later than April 30, 2019 by email or by filling out the following form.
Bassoon / Contrabassoon
Scholarship holder Rahn Kulturfonds (2018)
Alle Künstler, Preisträger und Stipendiate, seit 1976.