Prof. Frans de Ruiter

  • Director Academy of Creative and Performing Arts

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 1809
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Academie der Kunsten
Office Address: P.J. Vethgebouw
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden
Room number 1.11

Curriculum vitae

Frans de Ruiter studied musicology at Utrecht University and harpsichord at the Conservatory of the Muzieklyceum Society. In the years after he was a.o. Director of the Holland Festival and co-founder of the Holland Festival Early Music.  He has occupied and still occupies many governmental and advisory positions, both national and international, a.o. at the Prins Bernhardfonds, at the Holland Festival, at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, at the The Netherlands Bach Society, at Kunsten ’92 (National Campaign for the Arts), at the European Forum for the Arts and Heritage, at the Association of European Conservatoires and at the European Festivals Association.

Frans de Ruiter was Director of the Royal Conservatoire The Hague (1985 - 2006) as well as President of the Board of the University of the Arts The Hague (Royal Conservatoire & Royal Academy of Art) (1990 - 2011).

Frans de Ruiter  performed as a harpsichord- clavichord- keyboard player, actor, and singer in ‘Flow my tears’, a musico-theatrical performance by the ‘Veenfabriek’, Leiden 2012 (director: Paul Koek).

Prof. Frans de Ruiter is currently Director of the Leiden University Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (Faculty of Humanities) as well as President of the UNESCO associated International Music Council (Paris) and President of the European House for Culture (Brussels). He is  co-founder/director  of docARTES, a cooperative doctoral programme in musical arts, and co-founder/director of PhDArts, a doctoral programme for fine arts and design.

Last Modified: 10-12-2015