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Flute Days with Wil Offermans in Geneve, Swiss

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). More information see here or click the image 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 photos here or click the image.

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.

Flute Day in Borken - NR Westfalen, Germany

13th 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.

Flute Day in Frick-Möhlin Aargau, Switzerland

  • 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 here to see the photos.

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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 photos.
  • 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 photos.

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Wetterauer Zeitung - 22. April 2016

Flute Days in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain

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 photos and see the video of Dance with Me.

Flute Events in March in Belgium

  • Wil Offermans was in Belgium for several Flute Day events:
  • March 5th Kortrijk: a Flute Day by Wil Offermans with 85 students of the music schools of Kortrijk and Menen with Dance with Me, Luna y Sierra, Kojo-no-Tsuki, Thumpy, Jungle Dance and more. The event took place in the Concertzaal of the Kortrijks Conservatorium, Kortrijk, Belgium. See photos.
  • March 4th Menen: a workshop for advanced students of the music schools of Kortrijk and Menen, Belgium at the Cultural Centre De Steiger in Menen. See photos.
  • March 3rd Nivelles: a workshop for advanced flute students for the music school of Nivelles, Belgium on Dance with Me and modern flute techniques. See photos.

New Flute Compositions Published

Musikverlag Zimmermann just released two new flute compositions by Wil Offermans:
Waltz of the Wolves - for two flutes, a most enjoyable and playful duet. The work was commissioned by the Netherlands Flute Academy for Suzanne Wolff and Emily Beynon. Duration: about 4 minutes. Level: 3-4 (6).
Eternal Winds - for 8 flute players, an exciting hymn to the wind and flute sound throughout times. Optionally it can be performed by any (mega) flute ensemble by involving the additional, easy grade Wind Folk part. The work was commissioned by the Netherlands Flute Academy and premièred by a mega flute orchestra of 585 flute players. Duration: about 9 minutes. Level: 3-5 (6).

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Flute Summer Course 2015 in Spain

The 24th edition of the international Flute Summer Course by Dutch flutist-composer Wil Offermans has been held from July 22nd until 29th, 2015 in Sayalonga (Malaga), Spain with participants from Austria, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden 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 2016 will be held July 16th until 23rd, 2016. Registration will be available this fall at www.flutesummercourse.com.

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