Frank is geweldig om mee te werken. Flexibel, muzikaal en snel. Ik was zeer verrast om zo binnen een korte tijd een prachtig goed opgenomen arrangement teruggestuurd te krijgen! Een aanrader!
Beatrice van der Poel
Album "heelhuids" release nov 2013
Frank Van Essen has worked with me on all my recent albums and his string playing is matchless.
He is my musician of choice for violin and viola parts.
My producer/arranger, Troy Donockley, recommended Frank to me from their experience of working together in Iona. I loved Frank's playing the instant I heard it and now I too, am a fan.
I'm dreaming that one day we can play together live!
Recording Artist, actress
It's always a pleasure to work with Frank! We give him a short briefing and he always manages to arrange and play just the kind of vibe we are looking for.
His level of playing and sound is incredible and an upgrade for every production that needs strings; a quartet, a 12 piece or a full orchestra, Frank pulls it off!
Sven Figee & Roland Dirkse
Producers, Marmalade Music, Holland