Han Tol Masterclass, September 3rd 2020

In more than twenty-five years Han Tol has been in demand as a soloist and teacher throughout Europe, America and Japan. In addition to his teaching activities as professor at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen, his teaching has included courses at the universities of Vienna, Graz, Salzburg, Geneva, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Munich, Copenhagen, Utrecht, Baltimore, Bloomington (Indiana/USA) and Tokyo. He has led master classes for early music, e.g. in Innsbruck, Neuburg on the Danube, Urbino in Italy, Amherst (United States), Jerusalem and Valladolid, in Spain.

Han Tol’s concert life is remarkably versatile His ensemble “La Dada”, founded in 1984, has set new standards in the interpretation of Italian music of the 17th century. With the trio, La Fontegara Amsterdam, he has spent 20 years researching, (premiering) and recording the complete repertoire for this instrumentation. From 1999-2007 he was a member of the famous Belgian ensemble Flanders Recorder Quartet. With this group he has made countless concert tours to Japan, Taiwan, South Africa, Mexico, America, Russia and Israel and played in the largest concert halls in Europe.

As an orchestral musician and soloist Han Tol has played with renowned conductors such as Leonhardt, Harnoncourt, Brüggen, Parrott, Goodman, McCreesh, Holman and Hengelbrock. With the “Freiburger Barockorchester” as well as with the “Balthasar Neumann-Ensemble” he has undertaken extensive concert tours and participated in numerous CD recordings. In March 2004 Han Tol conducted the “Balthasar Neumann-Ensemble” in a project with partly unreleased cantatas and instrumental works by G.Ph.Telemann. The sound result can be heard on CD: Perpetuum Mobile, published by Carus. .

You can hear Han Tol’s sonorous recorder playing on recordings of the record companies Teldec, Hyperion, Harmonia Mundi, EMI, OPUS 111, Aeolus and Globe. He has published arrangements of old works with the Heinrichshofen-Verlag in Wilhelmshafen.

On his travels he is accompanied by a selection of his exquisite recorder collection, including a rare alto recorder made of ivory, built around 1700 by Johann Benedikt Gahn, Nuremberg.

(from: https://www.hfk-bremen.de/en/profiles/n/han-tol)

Masterclass Schedule (Central European Time):

14:00-14:10 – Welcome – all come in and check their technological output.

14:15-14:55 – Vincenta Prüger – F. Roussé: Daphnoe

15:00-15:40 – Selma Cherim – Van Eyck: Wat zal men op den avond doen

15:40-15:50 – break

15:50-16:30 – Noga Rubanenko – J.S. Bach: Suite II for violoncello, BWV 1008

16:30-17:10 – Menashe Lukin – J.S. Bach: Prelude, from Partita II for violin, BWV 1006

17:10-17:20 – break

17:20-18:00 – Q&A panel with Han Tol


The number places is limited. We will inform you as soon as possible after registration whether a place is available and ask you then to transfer via Paypal the amount due within 7 days, otherwise the place will expire.

All online activities might be recorded and be made available via intranet only to the participants of the meeting for a specific amount of time (usually for four weeks). With your registration you agree to this procedure.

The online meeting will be held in English.

Date of the Meeting

September 3, 2020, hour 14:00 (Central European Time)

Participation Fee

  • Individual lesson – € 55,
  • Audience member – € 6

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