2010

Trinity Laban / British Flute Society Flute Festival, London

Oct. 28/29: Wil Offermans guest international artist at the Trinity Laban/British Flute Society Flute Festival at Trinity College of Music, London, presenting workshops/masterclasses and an evening recital at St. Alfege's Church. Click here for a PDF-file brochure of the festival. Click here for a review by Musical Pointers (Peter Grahame Woolf). Click here for more photos.
Trinity College of Music vicinity, Greenwich, Londonmasterclass HonamiConcert at St. Alfege's Church, Greenwich, London

Japan Tour October 2010

Oct. 6th until 22nd: touring Japan with vocalist/satsuma-biwa player Junko Ueda, concerts for the BSXCaravan project as well as various teaching activities (photos).
Rehearsal in Sasebo: Dance with MeBrass band workshop: Blowing-the-Paper studyBrass band workshop: instrument-case-on belly study

new composition 'Dance with Me' published

The new composition Dance with Me by Wil Offermans has been published by Zimmermann, Frankfurt. The piece is a 'dance music' which can be performed by any size of flute ensemble, or alternatively even as a flute solo. In Dance with Me the flutists (only C-flutes) not only play the flute, but also perform some synchronized dance movements along the included accompaniment CD, which also includes a movement instruction video, which can be found also on YouTube here. Dance with Me is a most enjoyable piece and a great way to combine body movement and several extended playing styles. The book is expected to be available from October 23 at the Studio E online shop, or via your local music-store.

Syrinx Flute Festival, Feldkirch, Austria

During October 1 and 2 the Syrinx Flute Festival took place in Feldkrich, Austria. Main guest was Wil Offermans, who gave a solo recital with spontaneous audience participation on Friday and a series of workshops on Saturday. This second day again ended with a concert, now with all participants also performing. The audience was a mixture of both teachers as well as students from the area. Performed were Offermans' pieces including his solo pieces Ilios, Tsuru-no-Sugomori, Honami, Luna y Sierra, Duo, the ensemble piece Jungle Dance, Labyrinth, Working Songs 1 and 2, and the new dance-music piece Dance with Me a.o. (see here for more photos).
Duo for Contrabass Flute and StoneDance with Me - audience participation

Int'nal Flute Summer Course 2010 in Spain

The Flute Summer Course 2010
The 19th international Flute Summer Course by Wil Offermans has been held from August 21st until 28th, 2010 with participants from Germany, Serbia, Italy, Estonia, Great Britain, Holland, Syria, Switzerland, Australia, Canada and USA. In a great atmosphere, with intensive classes, alternated with the wonderful food and relaxed moments around the compound, the course focused on Offermans' book For the Contemporary Flutist, extended techniques, his other compositions, ensemble playing, improvisation, body movement, ethnic flutes and more. Click the image on the right to see a photo impression.

The dates for the Flute Summer Course 2011 will be announced soon, but will probably be 20-27 August, 2011. More information can be found at www.flutesummercourse.com.

Wil Offermans on the iTunes Store

We are glad to announce that various CD’s by Wil Offermans are now also available as a download purchase via the iTunes Store. as well as Amazon MP3. At these stores you can select and buy just a single music or get a whole album instead. CD’s available are Made in Japan, The Magic Flute, Dejima Suite and Daily Sensibilities.

Flautando Flute Weekend, Boswil, Swiss

Wil Offermans joined the Flautando Flute Weekend with concerts, workshops and more aiming at both professional as well as amateur audiences. Other performers included Stefan Keller, André Bernhard and Ensemble Quintessenz Leipzig. The weekend took place at the historical Künstlerhaus / Alte Kirche in Boswill (Swiss), where Marcel Moyse used to present his flute seminars between 1964 and 1984.

Flute Class at Trinity College of Music, London, UK

movement and improvisation - flute class at the Trinity College of Music Dance with Me - flute class at the Trinity College of Music Honami - flute class at the Trinity College of Music
On May 7th Wil Offermans presented a flute class at the Trinity College of Music in London for about 20 students of Anna Noakes and Wissam Boustany working on and around various of his compositions including Tsuru-no-Sugomori, Honami, Itsuki-no-Komoriuta and Dance with Me.

Flute Day at the Conservatorio Professional Linares, Spain

performing Dance with Me. performing Made in Japan on contrabass flute. performing Jungle Dance.
Offermans presented a Flute Day at the Conservatorio Professional Andres Segovia, Linares, Spain, performing Dance with Me, Jungle Dance, Luna y Sierra, Thumpy, a.o. (see more photos here).

Carinthian Flute Ensemble with Wil Offermans, Austria

Khachaturian - Gayaneh. To see more photos click <a href= Dance with Me - Wil Offermans. To see more photos click <a href= Carinthian Flutes. To see more photos click <a href=
From April 16 until 18, 2010 Wil Offermans presented a flute ensemble workshop for flute teachers from the southern Austrian region of Carinthia and beyond. The event was organized by CMA Carinthische Musikakademie and took place at the wonderful location at Stift Ossiach. Main focus of the workshop was the ensemble repertoire by Offermans. On April 18th the ensemble, directed by Wil Offermans, presented a concert including the following works:
- Ankunft der Königin von Saba ( G.F. Händel)
- Itsuki-no-Komoriuta (W. Offermans)
- Pavane (M. Ravel)
- Tänze from Gayaneh (A. Khachaturian)
- Tico-Tico no Fuba (Z. Abreu)
- Tsuru-no-sugomori (W. Offermans)
- Kotekan (W. Offermans)
- Luna y Sierra (W. Offermans)
- Dance with Me (W. Offermans)
To see more photos click here.

Flute Day at the Muziekschool Veldhoven, Holland

On February 7th, 2010, Wil Offermans presented a Flute Day at the Music School Art4U, Veldhoven, Holland for flute students of both Veldhoven and the music schools of Best-Oirschot, Valkenswaard and Bergeijk-De Kempen. On February 6th he gave an additional workshop Dance with Me at the music school Pulz in Oirschot. Click here to see some photos of the Flute day or the photos of the workshop Dance with Me, or see the photos at the website of Art4U.