Peter Holtslag
Ensemble Music

Born in Amsterdam in 1957, Peter Holtslag studied recorder at the Sweelinck Conservatorium of his native town, graduating ‘cum laude’ in 1980, his leading source of inspiration being Frans Brüggen. From then onwards he has toured worldwide as a recorder and transverse flute player.

A distinguished soloist and chamber musician, playing both “early” and contemporary music, he shared the concert platform with musicians such as Gustav Leonhardt, William Christie, Roy Goodman and ensembles such as The English Concert, The Orchestra of the 18th Century, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, La Fontegara Amsterdam and Trio Noname. He has also recorded for radio stations all over the globe (ABC Sydney, National Radio USA, WDR Köln, NOS Holland, New Zealand Radio, BBC London etc ). He appeared at major festivals in many of the European cultural capitals including Utrecht, London, Lisbon, Paris, Berlin, Bilbao and Copenhagen. (…)


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Peter Holtslag

About The Class

Very important – I expect every student to be present every morning.

If you want to participate in other classes, do so in the afternoons.

Suggested Repertoire

soli (e.g. Telemann fantasias; J.S. Bach solo BWV 1013; C.P.E. Bach solo; HotteterrePréludes, Van Eyck)

duets (e.g. Renaissance : Morley, Giamberti, Lassus. Baroque: Telemann, Hotteterre)

trios (e.g. Mattheson, Boismortier).

If you want to participate in the chamber music afternoon classes, bring Concerti (with all the strings parts please) – suggested repertoire includes Telemann’s Suite in a minor / Concert in C Major, Naudot’s Concerto in G Major, Sammartini’s Concerto in F Major

Level Of Skills Required

professionals or future students

Maximum number of students

Ensemble Music: 20 / Recorders: 8

Teaching Languages

Dutch, English, French, German