Bas Muller is the chairman of the ISLDC Foundation.
He has a legal and economics background. Until 1999 he held various executive and managerial positions in business services.
After that he started his own agency of layers and mediators. As of July 2019 he transferred his agency to one of his colleagues.
In his spare time, Bas has held various management positions within the arts sector such as the Noord Nederlands Orkest (NNO), ballet group Reflex and the Haydn Youth String Orchestra.
In addition to chairing the International Student Song Duo Competition (ISLDC), he also holds various supervisory positions in the business world.
Dutch pianist Hans Eijsackers teaches at the Royal Academy of The Hague, and since 2013 he has been a Professor of “Liedgestaltung” at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf. Next to this, Hans Eijsackers performs as soloist, chamber musician and song accompanist. He toured Italy, Russia and the Far East. In 1993, as well as 1994 he received the medal of the Friends of the Concertgebouw. As part of the Concertgebouw “Rising Stars” programme, Hans played in Wigmore Hall, London, the Musikverein, Vienna and Carnegie Hall, New York. His recordings of the clarinet sonatas by Reger and by Brahms with Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer received international acclaim and the cd ‘Auf einer Burg’ with Henk Neven was nominated for a Grammy Award. More recently, the cd, 'The Sea', with songs by Schubert, Debussy, and Fauré was released in 2012, followed by 'Rêves d'Espagne'(2016) and 'From Russia with Love' (2018).
Hans regularly appears in European Festivals such as Dubrovnik, Proms and the Holland Festival. He was artistic director of the Uitgast Festival in Lelystad (The Netherlands). He was also invited to give concerts, masterclasses and lectures in Surabaya, Indonesia. In 2018 he was engaged in a succesfull project together with noted mezzosoprano Christianne Stotijn with theatrical concerts in Belgium and Holland.