Nico Schaafsma

Nico Schaafsma started his professional career as an oboe player in different Dutch orchestras and was involved in chamber music and music theatre projects. He also worked on the commercial side of several cultural organisations and venues in Amsterdam. While part of the management and programmer at the city theatre in the Dutch town of Zwolle, he initiated the Netherlands ChamberOpera Festival, an international biennale for chamber opera and small scale music theatre. Nico Schaafsma is currently head of the international department at the Performing Arts Fund NL.