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Frank Kouwenhoven is a writer and music scholar from Leiden, The Netherlands. He is Director of CHIME, a platform and archive in the realm of Chinese music.


With his partner Antoinet Schimmelpenninck (d.2012) he has published widely on Chinese music, produced films and CDs, organized exhibitions and festivals, and arranged Western concert tours for Chinese musicians. Frank lives in Leiden with his two children.


Apart from music, his passions include books, poetry, European history and long walks in quiet landscapes.

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