Also a good moment to announce that from the coming Wintersemester 2016/2017 Pierre Emmanuel de Maistre -Folkwang alumni and presently solo bass with the Royal Concertgebouworchestra- will take over the Lehrauftrag in our class with Olivier Thiery leaving that position after 3 fruitful years!
Folkwang alumni Ömer Faruk Dede won a position in the Düsseldorfer Symfoniker where earlier this week present student Marta Fossas got accepted into the Academy of the Essen Philharmoniker and newly graduated Giorgi Kvlividze won the audition for a Praktikum with the Aachener Symphonieorchester.
Latest news; After an extremely exiting adventure of over 5 years playing the fantastic Amati double bass from 1680, we now decided to make another step and sell the instrument. As from now it will be owned by the Dextra-foundation of Norway, who will give it into the safe hands of Kenneth Ryland, principal solo bass of the Oslo Philharmonic orchestra. For me a touching destination, bringing back contacts and memories of my dear Norwegian years.
Not to worry, we found the by far most thrilling and well known double bass ever as a successor, which presently is getting a final touch and for which I can’t wait to start playing and exploring it in a good month from now. Of course I will get back on this shortly.....
However I already from the bottom of my heart wish to thank everyone involved in this great transaction -putting valuation of double basses at an entire new and well deserved level- for their help, trust and expertise!
Febr 20th 2016