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Sweden-Norway Tour in March 2018 provisional Schedule

Flute Day at Edvard Munch Videregående Skole in Oslo, Norway
13/3/2018:  1 day engagement working with flute-students aged 16-18 approx.

Flute Day at School of Music in Ingesund, Sweden
14/3/2018: Evening class
15/3/2018: 1 day engagement
16/3/2018: morning class and Lunch Presentation Concert

Swedish Flute Pedagogical Days in Sundsvall, Sweden
 organised by the Swedish Flute Association
17/3/2018: schedule to be announced, starting at lunchtime
18/3/2018: schedule to be announced, until lunchtime

Flute Day at Kulturskolan Sundsvall, Sweden

18/3/2018: Young flute-students attending Kulturskolan from the area around  Sundsvall
14.00 - 15:00 first session
15:30 - 16:30 second session
16:30 - 17.00 presentation concert

Flute Days with Wil Offermans in Geneve, Swiss

Here are videos of the Flute Days with Wil Offermans at Conservatoire Populaire MDT in Geneva:
- Tsuru-no-Sugomori
- Kurokami Love
- Dance with Me
- Jungle Dance
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Summary Overview Video

From 17 - 19 November, Wil Offermans has been invited by the Conservatoire Populaire de musique, danse et théâtre, Geneve to work with their flutists. These workshops will take place on 18 and 19 Nov. with about 100 flute-students. During these days they will be working on various of his ensemble compositions, including Dance with Me, Jungle Dance and Itsuki-no-Komoriuta. On 17 Nov. he presents a solo recital, accompanied by flute teachers of the Conservatoire populaire de musique, which will start at 18:00 (Studio de Agostini). On sunday 19 Nov. the project will be concluded by a spectacular final concert at 18:00 (Salle Frank-Martin). See the photo series of the event by clicking the image on the right.

Flute Ensemble Day in Biberach, Germany

On 21 October, Wil Offermans will present a Flute Ensemble Day at the Musikschule of Biberach in Germany. During the day, he will work with the flutists on various subjects and pieces, including Eternal Winds and Voices of Nagasaki. The presentation concert starts at 18:00 at the Bruno-Frey-Musikschule, Biberach. See the photo report by clicking on the image on the right.

Flute Summer Course 2017

The 26th edition of the international Flute Summer Course by Dutch flutist-composer Wil Offermans has been held from July 22nd until 29th, 2017 in Sayalonga (Malaga), Spain with participants from Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain and the USA. In this exotic and inspiring ambiance and a climate of dynamic nature and cultural inspiration Offermans conducted the course, sharing his contemporary approach on flute playing with the participants. Main literature was Offermans' etude book For the Contemporary Flutist (published by Zimmermann a.o.). Click here to go to the Flute Summer Course Photo Gallery. The Flute Summer Course 2018 will be held July 21st until 28th, 2018. For registration and information go to www.flutesummercourse.com.

Flute quintet 'Forbidden Valley' published by Zimmermann

The flute quintet Forbidden Valley by Wil Offermans has now been published at Musikverlag Zimmermann, Germany. The composition is for: 3 flutes, alto and bass flute, or for the exceptional low flutes quintet: bass flute, bass flute F, contrabass flute, contrabass flute F and double contrabass flute. The score includes part scores for both combinations. Using tongue pizzicati, wind tones and interlocking structures, Forbidden Valley discloses an imaginative sound space and a musical eco-system where each element coexists and interrelates with other elements. Available at your local music store or at the Studio E Online Shop.

Concert & Workshops with Zagreb Flute Ensemble in Zagreb

From 28th April until 1st May, Wil Offermans has been in Zagreb to work with the Zagreb Flute Ensemble on various of his pieces (Itsuki-no-Komori-Uta, Bamburia and Dance with Me). Other collaborators include the Academy of Music Zagreb and the University of Zagreb. Offermans also presented various classes, including a class on circular breathing and a Thumpy class for children and teachers. Together they finished the project with a concert on April 30th at 18:00 in the KD Vatroslav Lisinski Hall, Zagreb, which was recorded by the Croatian Radio.

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'Forbidden Valley' by Quintessenz at Flute Festival Munich

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Quintessenz and Wil Offermans

The new composition Forbidden Valley (3 flutes; alto; bass flute) by Wil Offermans has been premiered by the flute ensemble Quintessenz at the DGfF Flute Festival 2017 on 11th March at the evening concert in the main hall of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. This spring Forbidden Valley will be published by Musikverlag Zimmermann (for: 3 flutes, alto, bass flute; as well as a low flutes quintet: bass flute, bass flute F, contrabass flute, contrabass flute F and double contrabass flute). More information of the event: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Flöte e.V. or Quintessenz Flute Ensemble.

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