Masterclass Wiek Hijmans

Friday 29 March 2019, 10:00 - 17:00 hrs.
Amsterdam Blue Note, Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Oosterdokskade 151
1011 DL Amsterdam

Openbare Masterclass tijdens het Classical Electric Project
Project met hedendaagse muziek voor elektrisch gitaar.Voor klassieke gitaarstudenten, maar ook toegankelijk voor studenten van de Jazz en pop afdeling.

Wiek Hijmans (Netherlands, 1967) is an acknowledged pioneer on the electric guitar. Renown composers including Christian Wolff and Theo Loevendie have written solo works for him. Wiek has performed solo and as a chamber musician in Europe, Russia, Indonesia, the U.S. with ensembles including the L.A. Chamber Orchestra, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, the Nieuw Ensemble and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. His solo CDs have received international critical acclaim. Wiek formed the CATCH electric guitar quartet at the request of American composer Steven Mackey. CATCH made its debut with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in 2014.

Wiek studied with David Starobin at the Manhattan School of Music (New York) where he was the first ever electric guitarist in the classical guitar department. Wiek's groundbreaking work at the Manhattan School was awarded the prestigious Andrés Segovia prize.