Paul De Bra was born on May 19, 1959. He is a (now retired) full professor in computer science but also an avid music lover, playing the accordion (piano and button C-system), accordina and piano). He conducted the small accordion orchestra Avanti in Antwerp, Belgium until 2014 (when the orchestra stopped). He writes many arrangements of old works (baroque, classical) which are being made available through IMSLP, and also of more recent works that cannot (yet) be published on IMSLP but that may be obtained through personal contact. Many arrangements are made for the ensembles he plays in: Nederlands Symfonisch Accordeon Orkest, Accordeana (also an orchestra), ARTE (an accordion quintet) and Kwintissimo (an accordion quintet).