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"After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley

Frans Douwe Slot (1983) received his bachelor’s degree at the former Noord-Nederlands Conservatorium, where he studied with Tamara Poddubnaya and Nata Tsvereli. He then continued his studies at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht with Klára Würtz, where he graduated cum laude for his master’s degree. In 2009, he studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest with Balázs Szokolay. Frans Douwe has won several prises in competitions like the Prinses Christina Concours, the international music competition Hopes, Talents, Masters, the Schubert Competition in Bulgaria, and the Maria Yudina Festival in Saint-Petersburg. He has recorded two solo CDs and he has performed in Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria, Russia and Guatemala. In November 2014, after a long medical search, Frans Douwe was diagnosed with focal dystonia. After an intensive medical rehabilitation, he has returned to the concert stage, starting by playing in ensembles. Since 2021, Frans Douwe is giving solo recitals again and is very active in various chamber music performances.