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Wim Felix T. Van Hasselt

Pro­fess­or II

Brass, Woodwind and Percussion Department

Wim Van Hasselt is a Belgian musician, currently based in Switzerland. He has been invited as a soloist with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Sophia Philharmonic, and the Budapest Festival Orchestra among others, appearing at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Beethovenhalle Bonn, the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Tokyo Opera City Hall.

For many years he was a member of the trumpet section of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. Prior to this he held the same position with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin and had orchestral internships at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the State Opera Stuttgart. As a guest he performed with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.

Wim is an award-winning recording artist for Channel Classic Records and described as “an exceptionally fine player with all the equipment in his armoury to delight, surprise and challenge the listener at every turn“ (Gramophone). Most recently he was awarded the prestigious “Edison Classic Award 2021” for “Imaginary Mirror”, the debut album of his duo ART’uur.

His recordings are characterized by versatility and inquisitiveness, and notable for connecting tradition and modernity, including commissions of new compositions by Wim Henderickx, Florian Magnus Maier, Daniel Wohl, Jacob TV, Nicole Lizée and Markus Stockhausen, among others.

As Professor for trumpet at the University of Music Freiburg, the Norwegian Academy of Music Oslo and coach at the European Union Youth Orchestra he enthusiastically transmits his passion for music to the next generation.