This coming Saturday (April 29th), the DVS organizes a special masterclass with Ken Hakii, principal/ first solo violist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. The masterclass is particularly targeting students / professionals preparing for the upcoming auditions at the RCO for a Tutti viola position. But even if you aren’t applying for this post (application deadline has expired), you can learn something about orchestra auditions in general.
This class starts at 10:30 in the Sweelinckzaal at the Amsterdam Conservatory.
Four candidates have already been selected to participate in these masterclasses:
10.30 Léon van den Berg
11.25 Olga Kowalczyk
13.00 Merel Hunfeld
13.55 Carlos Delgado Antequera
Please feel free to come and listen to these upcoming pro’s!
Ken Hakii (1954) grew up in Tokyo, where he also started his studies. He later studied at the Conservatory of Cologne with Rainer Moog, and had lessons with Milton Thomas and William Primrose. In 1985 he joined the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, where he advanced to the principal violist post in 1992. Mr. Hakii plays a Grancino viola (Milan, ca. 1680) lent to him by the Stichting Concertgebouworkest.