Wim Van Hasselt appointed professor of trumpet at University of Music in Freiburg

Wim Van Hasselt was recently appointed professor of trumpet at the University of Music in Freiburg, Germany. He begins his duties this school year.

A member of the trumpet section of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, he regulary gives recitals and masterclasses at home and abroad (Europe, N-America and Japan). Also an active chamber musician in different ensembles, Van Hasselt has appeared at the festivals of Lucerne, Bad Kissingen and Schleswig Holstein among many others.

Wim Van Hasselt was born in Turnhout, Belgium. He studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe (Germany) with Prof. Reinhold Friedrich and Prof. Dr. Edward H. Tarr (baroque trumpet). He also attended lessons and masterclasses given by Ole Edvard Antonsen, Prof. Klaus Schuhwerk, Markus Stockhausen and Philip Smith.

After taking part in the orchestra academies of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the State Opera Stuttgart he had a trumpet position with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, from 2005 to 2009. In addition to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, he has played with the Berlin Philharmonic and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.

Recently his first solo album “On the Road” was released on the Channel Classics label. It includes a couple of works composed especially for this CD. The project was awarded the “Prix de Salon” 2010 of the Foundation Donateurs Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Wim Van Hasselt is a Yamaha Artist.

Source: Wim Van Hasselt, Freiburg, Germany

Links: www.wimvanhasselt.com

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