Saturday, February 17th, 2024
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Settlement Music School (Queen St. branch), Philadelphia
Embark on a transformative musical journey with Belgian flutist Berten D'Hollander in a prestigious Master Course hosted at the central branch of Philadelphia's historic Settlement Music School (Queen St branch).
Prof. Berten D'Hollander is active as a performer, teacher, and researcher. His refined musicality, unique sound, and exceptional virtuosity earned him wide recognition.
Berten D’Hollander’s career spans over 30 years of performing, both as a soloist and a member of renowned chamber groups and orchestras. His masterclasses and performing presentations gained him immense popularity all over the world. Graduates of Prof. D’Hollander teaching studio occupy the top positions in the most prestigious European orchestras.
This is the first masterclass Mr. D'Hollander will present in Philadelphia
We invite teachers and students to participate in this unique event.
This exclusive masterclass, with the main focus on flute performance is suited for all woodwind players. It delves into interpreting works from baroque to contemporary masters, providing insights into sound, breath control, articulation, and embellishments.
The masterclass will begin at 1:00 PM and continue till 3:00 PM, concluding with a participants' recital and Certificate awards ceremony, lasting till 4:00 PM.
During the break at 3:00 PM experience the excellence of Philadelphia's own Reverie flute maker, showcasing instruments that embody artistry and innovation.
Cap off your day with a recital featuring a dynamic duo of Berten D'Hollander and composer/pianist Nina Siniakova at Bryn Mawr's historic St. Luke church. The "Crossroads" program includes classical, popular, and jazz compositions and promises a transcendent musical experience in the sacred space.
All participants will receive a special Certificate of Participation signed by Prof. Berten D'Hollander, marking your enriching journey through this exceptional masterclass.
Limited amount of scholarships might be available-please send your inquiries to Nina Siniakova at [email protected]
Berten D’Hollander is a Belgian concert flutist and educator.His refined musicality, unique sound and exceptional virtuosity earned him a wide international recognition.His career spans over 30 years of performing, both as a soloist and a member of chamber groups. As an orchestra musician, he has collaborated with Flemish Opera, the National Orchestra of Belgium, and many others.Berten enjoys performing classical repertoire as well as new works, presenting them at the internationally renowned festivals of contemporary music, such as Warsaw Autumn in Poland and Clef du Soleil in Lille, France.He holds a position of Principal flutist at contemporary music ensemble Musique Nouvelles since 2001.Berten D’Hollander is a Visiting Professor of Flute at the University of Arkseniz in Antalya, Turkey. His masterclasses and performing presentations gained him a wide popularity all over the world.
Located in the heart of historic Philadelphia, Mary Louise Curtis branch is the oldest and largest branch of Settlement Music School in Philadelphia. Before the School expanded beyond its Settlement House roots to multiple branches in the ‘40s and ‘50s, this branch was the first and only one of Settlement Music School. More than 50% of its current student body is of Asian descent, which is representative of several of the neighboring communities in South Philadelphia.
Each year, Mary Louise Curtis branch hosts 65+ student performances, 150+ meetings and workshops, 120+ community partner events and 15 artist master classes. It is also home to our award-winning Kaleidoscope Preschool Arts Enrichment Program.
The Rêverie Flute Company
sponsor of the masterclass
The choice of a flute should be determined by what are the true needs of the player. In my case, this has come down to: Does the flute allow me to do the things I want musically; or, is it limited?At Rêverie we build the flute that allows for that type of freedom in your playing.Rêverie Flutes came into being during my time as an orchestral musician, which allowed me the opportunity for extensive on-the-job experimentation in the development of this instrument.Additionally, my colleagues in other orchestras have been able to use Rêverie flutes at work, and have been gracious enough to give me their feedback. This and other experimentation has led to a clear idea of what works as a tool for flutists.
Email: [email protected]
Participation in a long-day course including 30 min lesson with Prof. D'Hollander, observation of the course, performance at the students' recital, and a certificate award ceremony.Recommended for beginners, advanced and professional players.
full -day course observation, certificate award ceremonyRecommended for students and teachers
February 17th, 2024 6:00 PM161 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA
We would like to make flute lessons accessible to the students of all needs and financial backgrounds.
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