Paul De Bra's personal website

Paul De Bra at a lighthouse on the Hudson river
(Photo taken at a lighthouse on the Hudson river around 1988.
Click here for a more recent photo.)
My main activities are:

Job: I'm a retired professor in computer science from the Eindhoven University of Technology with this professional website

Music: This is currently my "full time" occupation. It consists of playing the accordion, arranging music for accordion solo, ensemble and orchestra, and maintenance, repair and tuning of accordions.

  • Until 2014 I was conductor of the accordion orchestra Avanti. In 2014 Avanti reached the "superieure categorie" (the highest category defined by Vlamo).
  • I play the piano, piano-accordion, button accordion (C-griff), accordina and bass accordion and am a member of Accordeana (in Helmond) and the Nederlands Symfonisch AccordeonOrkest. I also play in the accordion quintet ARTE, with enthusiastic accordion players from the Eindhoven region, and the accordion quintet Kwintissimo with enthusiastic accordion players from all over the Netherlands.
  • I arrange all types of music for acordion and accordion orchestra and sometimes also compose something myself. All my arrangements are freely available from this site.
  • I also repair and tune accordions. I cannot stand it when my (or someone else's) accordion is not working properly or out of tune so I have learned to repair and tune accordions. I learned the first basics from Henk Vos and later attended the Accordion Craft Academy, run by Victoria accordions, to become fully qualified according to the standards of Italian accordion manufacturing, maintenance and repair. (I completed all three modules (tiers) of the Academy on repair techniques.)

Photography: Many public and private images are served by Zenfolio.

3D printing: When something breaks and it can be fixed with a plastic part I design it and print on my Makerbot or my FlashForge Creator Pro.

email: debra at tue.nl
skype: paul_debra
professional homepage: http://wwwis.win.tue.nl/~debra/
personal homepage: http://www.de-bra.nl/
If you happen to know my home phone number and try to call, be aware that we block incoming calls with a witheld number.

Main parts of this website:

Paul De Bra

Prof. dr. P.M.E. De Bra

Paul De Bra at a lighthouse on the Hudson river
(Photo taken at a lighthouse on the Hudson river around 1988.
Click here for a more recent photo.)
Paul De Bra was a (full) Professor at the
Computer Science Department of the
Eindhoven University of Technology and is now retired.


phone: +31 40 2472602
email: debra at tue.nl
skype: paul_debra
professional homepage: http://wwwis.win.tue.nl/~debra/
personal homepage: http://www.de-bra.nl/
If you happen to know my home phone number and try to call, be aware that we block incoming calls with a witheld number.

The following information is available on Paul De Bra:

Short list of past public professional functions of Paul De Bra

Opportunities / Vacancies

As I am retired I am no longer taking on any new interns, master students, PhD students or any other types of collaborators.
For job opportunities at TU/e, please visit the university website www.tue.nl/jobs.

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