Wim Van Hasselt

Wim Van Hasselt
Wim Van Hasselt is professor of trumpet at the University of Music Freiburg and regulary gives recitals and masterclasses home and abroad (Europe, N-America and Japan). He is also an active chamber musician in different ensembles and has appeared at the f

Biography

Wim Van Hasselt is professor of trumpet at the University of Music Freiburg and regulary gives recitals and masterclasses home and abroad (Europe, N-America and Japan). He is also an active chamber musician in different ensembles and 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 masterclasses given by Ole Edvard Antonsen, Philip Smith and Markus Stockhausen.

As a former member of the trumpet section of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam he worked from 2009 until 2014 under renowned conductors such as Mariss Jansons, Bernard Haitink, Valery Gergiev, Gustavo Dudamel, Ivan Fischer, Danielle Gatti, Lorin Maazel, Andriss Nelsons en Nikolaus Harnoncourt. During this time he also taught at the Conservatorium of Amsterdam. Before joining the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra he held a trumpet position (2005-2009) with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, after having trained in the orchestral academy programs of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the State Opera Stuttgart. In addition to his extended orchestra career he has played with the Berlin Philharmonic and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.

His first solo CD "On the Road" was released on the Channel Classics label, showing his versatility and feeling for style in an impressive manner. It includes a couple of works that have been composed especially for this CD. The project was awarded the "Prix de Salon" 2010 of the Foundation Donateurs Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

His second CD with Channel Classics, released on January 30th 2015, is a collaboration with trombonist Jörgen van Rijen and named "Tintomara".

Wim Van Hasselt is a Yamaha Artist.

Albums

Concerts

Tours

             
  • Date
  • Artist
  • Venue
  • Country
  • Town
  • Other Performers
  • 21 Oct 2015
  • Wim Van Hasselt
  • Concert Hall, University of Music
  • Germany
  • Freiburg
  • Lucas Macias Navarro, oboe
  • 1 Dec 2015
  • Wim Van Hasselt
  • University of Music
  • Germany
  • Freiburg
  • Brass Ensemble HfM Freiburg