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Flute Day Delémont, Zwitzerland in Sept 2019

DelémontOn 21 and 22 September 2019 Wil Offermans presented a two-day Flute Day event at the Ecole Jurassienne et Conservatoire de Musique in Delémont, Switzerland. For two days he presented workshops for the flute-students of the flute-teachers Laure Franssen, Aurora Pajón Fernández, Cécile Moser and Silvie Devincenti. They worked on many of his pieces, including Labyrinth, Dance with Me, Jungle Dance, Thumpy, ethnic flutes, Honami and Kojo-no Tsuki. All these pieces where presented in the final concert. Click the image on the right to see the photo gallery of this event.

Flute Day Montabaur, Germany in June 2019

MontabaurOn 25 June 2019 Wil Offermans presented a flute event at the Landesmusikgymnasium Rheinland-Pfalz (web.musikgymnasium.de) in the wonderful city of Montabaur in Germany, just north of Frankfurt. From the morning until dinner time Wil Offermans worked with about 30 students. The students, guided by their flute-teachers Wolfgang Wendel and Karoline Schaeferdiek, had prepared intensively during the year many of Offermans compositions, mostly ensemble works but also solo and duo compositions (click the image on the right to see the photo gallery). Later in the evening they together performed a nearly 90 minutes concerts with on the program:

Sweden-Norway Teaching Tour in March 2018

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Borås Tidning, Sweden - 11 March 2018

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

GenevaFrom 17 - 19 November, Wil Offermans was invited by the Conservatoire Populaire de Musique, Danse et Théâtre, Geneva to work with their flutists. Workshops took place on 18 and 19 Nov. with about 100 flute-students. During these days they worked on various of Offermans' ensemble compositions, including Dance with Me, Jungle Dance and Itsuki-no-Komoriuta. On 17 Nov. he presented a solo recital, accompanied by flute teachers of the Conservatoire Populaire de Musique (at Studio de Agostini). On sunday 19 Nov. the project was concluded by a spectacular final concert (at Salle Frank-Martin). Click the image on the right to see the photo gallery.

Flute Ensemble Day in Biberach, Germany

Biberach On 21 October 2017, Wil Offermans presented a Flute Ensemble Day at the Musikschule of Biberach in Germany. During the day, he worked with the flutists on various subjects and pieces, including Eternal Winds and Voices of Nagasaki. The presentation concert started at 18:00 at the Bruno-Frey-Musikschule, Biberach. Click the image on the right to see the photo gallery of the event.

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

Zagreb From 28th April until 1st May 2017, 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. Click the image on the right to see the photo gallery of the event.

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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.

Flute Day in Borken - NR Westfalen, Germany

Borken13th Nov. 2016 a Flute Day at the Music School Borken, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany: Flute a with Wil Offermans for flute students of the music schools of Borken, Coesfeld, Ahaus and Bocholt. The day includes ensemble playing, Thumpy flute, ethnic flutes story and a final concert with all participants. Click the image on the right to see the photo gallery of the event.

Flute Day in Frick-Möhlin Aargau, Switzerland

Frick Moehlin

  • 4th Nov. 2016: Music School Frick, Aargau, Switzerland: workshop extended flute techniques by Wil Offermans.
  • 5th Nov. 2016: Music school Möhlin, Aargau, Switzerland: Flute Day with Wil Offermans, which includes ensemble playing, Thumpy flute, ethnic flutes story, final concert with all participants.
Click the image on the right to see the photo gallery of the event.

Moehlin

International Flute Summer Course 2016

The 25th edition of the international Flute Summer Course by Dutch flutist-composer Wil Offermans has been held from July 16th until 23rd, 2016 in Sayalonga (Malaga), Spain with participants from Germany, Luxembourg, 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 2017 will be held July 22nd until 29th, 2017. For registration and information go to www.flutesummercourse.com.

VdM Seminar and Flute Day in Friedberg, Germany

Two days Wil Offermans was in Friedberg, Hessen, Germany:

  • 17th April 2016: a Flute Day for the students of the music school of Friedberg. See the photo gallery of this event by clicking on the image.
  • 16th April 2016: a seminar 'A Flute Day with Wil Offermans' for flute teachers and members of the Verband Deutsche Musikschulen (VdM) Hessen, at the music school of Friedberg. See the photo gallery of this event by clicking on the image.

Friedberg

Wetterauer Zeitung - 22. April 2016

Flute Days in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain

Sanlucar de Barremeda A Flute Day by Wil Offermans with flute students of the music schools of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Puerto de Santa Maria and others. The event took place on 1st and 2nd April 2016 in the Conservatorio Elemental Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain. The presentation concert was in the nearby Auditorio de la Merced. See the the photo gallery of this event and see the video of Dance with Me.

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