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Henk Guittart

Henk Guittart (born 1953) studied Viola with Jürgen Kussmaul and Orchestral Conducting with Louis Stotijn in The Hague (Netherlands). In 1974 he founded the Schoenberg Ensemble, of which he was the violist and artistic director until 1991. He was the violist of the Schoenberg Quartet for 33 years, from its foundation in 1976 until the end of its existence in 2009. With this group, he performed in many countries and recorded 35 CDs, including the complete works by Schoenberg, Berg, Webern and Zemlinsky. The Schoenberg Quartet played nearly 100 concerts in the legendary Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Between 1983 and 1991, the Quartet frequently studied in Boston (USA), working through their entire repertoire with the famous quartet coach and violist Eugene Lehner, a former member of the renowned Kolisch Quartet which in the 1920s and ‘30s worked with Schoenberg, Webern, Berg, Ravel and Bartók.

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The chamber Music Master is the ideal education for young ambitious ensembles. You enroll as an ensemble (from Piano Duo to String Quartet) and work on your performance skills with Henk Guittart - it is also possible to choose a combination of teachers, depending on your goals.

You will also benefit from the course Entrepreneurship and all concert possibilities Conservatorium Maastricht offers.