Dimitri Boekshoorn was born in the Netherlands and has been living in Brittany for many years.
He is teacher of harp music on historical, Celtic and mediaeval harps.
He also teaches the play on Irish and historical flutes. His repertoire includes music from Celtic lands as well as his own compositions. He finished studies of Celtic culture and language and worked as teacher at the university of Rennes.
Since 1988 he has been playing traditional Celtic music from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany as well as his own compositions. He is well known for his light, quick, artistic playing technique. This unique technique of plucking the metal strings with nails goes back to the mediaeval Scottish and welsh tradition of playing the harp, which was common practice in Brittany as well.
He was guest of many various international festivals, like the Celtic festival of Largent, the Celtic harp festivals in Edinburgh, Dinan, Porto and Vevey, the mediaeval festival Largentiere of Folkwoods, the festival du Perigord Barockstrasse of the Irish Association of Paris as well as of the parliament of Brittany.
Regularly he played concerts with the well known musician Carlos Nunez. Dimitri also plays in various traditional Irish and Scottish music groups. His performances on the harp has led him to various European countries.
Course for harp