Tamar Brüggemann

Director of Wonderfeel

Facilitator – Festivals and Sustainability on Tuesday, 14 May 2024 | 10.00 – 12.00

‘At Wonderfeel all your stress disappears. Top performances in an idyllic setting, what more can one ask for in times of crisis?’ (Dutch newspaper Trouw). Wonderfeel, an outdoor festival for classical music located in the woods near Amsterdam, is founded (in 2015) and co-directed by Tamar Brüggemann. She started her career at the Utrecht Early Music Festival (2001-2013) and subsequently managed the baroque orchestra Holland Baroque for several years. In 2019, What About Now took place, a long night that focused on social sustainability by celebrating the here and now. 

Besides Wonderfeel, Tamar also fulfilled a number of additional functions, including advising the Performing Arts Fund NL, the Municipality of Rotterdam and Amersfoort. She is currently lecturer at ArtEZ University of the course Curatorial Practices in Music, board member of the European Festivals Association and of the Dutch equivalent, the Performing Arts Festivals Association. 

Since 2023, she has been a jury member of EFFEA, a new European fund for emerging artists, of the prestigious Matthijs Vermeulen Prize for Dutch composers, and of the International Lied Festival Zeist.

Her commitment to sustainability is further demonstrated through her co-founding of the European Festivals Forest Foundation with Peter Florence. Collaborating with European festivals, they work towards achieving net-zero emissions, starting with the planting of the first hectare of trees in Iceland in 2023.