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FORTEPIANO — Bart van Oort (Royal Conservatory The Hague)

30 April - 3 May


After completing his modern piano degree at the Royal Conservatory at The Hague in 1983, Bart van Oort studied fortepiano with Stanley Hoogland, also at the Royal Conservatory. In 1986 he won the first prize and  the special Audience prize at the Mozart Fortepiano Competition in Brugges, Belgium, and he subsequently studied with Malcolm Bilson at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), receiving a Doctor of Musical Arts  degree in Historical Performance Practice in 1993. He has performed at festivals in Utrecht, Florence, Berlin, Antwerp, Brugges, Melbourne, Brisbane, York, Clisson, Montpellier, Moscow, and Esterhaza, in the USA and New Zealand, and has given lectures and masterclasses at the conservatories of Brussels, Paris, London, Rome, Moscow, Helsinki, Oslo, Bucharest, Sofia, Moscow, Stavanger, Bergen, Perugia, Trieste, Sydney, Adelaide, Wellington, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Juilliard, Bloomington, Old Domion, and Western Ontario.

Since 1997 Van Oort has made more than fifty recordings of chamber music and solo repertory, including the prize-winning 4-CD box set The Art of the Nocturne in the Nineteenth Century, the Complete Haydn Piano Trios (10 CDs) with his ensemble the Van Swieten Society, with Malcolm Bilson and five other fortepianists the Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas and, with four other fortepianists, the Complete Haydn Piano Sonatas. In 2006 Bart van Oort completed a ten-year, 14-CD recording project, the Complete Works for Piano solo and Piano four-hands of Mozart. With his ensemble The Van Swieten Society Bart van Oort recorded Beethoven’s Beethoven (arrangements by Beethoven, chamber music by Carl Maria Von Weber and The Young Genius (early works by Felix Mendelssohn). Recent releases include Musing on the Ocean (Beethoven Scottish Songs) with soprano Lynn Dawson and Schubert and the Flute with flutist Marieke Schneemann. Released this summer 2011: ‘Schubert at Home’, chamber music by Schubert (including the Trout Quintet – with the Van Swieten Society). Recorded in 2011 and to be released: Songs by Maria Szymanovska (with Polish soprano Elisabeth Zapolska); Mozart Piano Concertos K466 in D minor and K467 in C major (with the Italian Barok Orchestra Accademia Hermans).

Bart van Oort teaches fortepiano and is a lecturer in Historical Performance Practice at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (The Netherlands).


Arrival: Monday, April 30, 2018 until 12 pm

Closing concert: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Departure: Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 until 14 pm

Course Description:

daily lessons: individualized teaching (possibilities to observe other participants’ instructions);

preparation for exams, concerts and competitions;

There will be two types of fortepiano: five octave Viennese and six octave Viennese. In the workshop we also welcome pianists who have no experience on the fortepiano to try the early instruments.



For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us!


The beautiful SG-IMFA villa on the bank of the Rhine river.
The beautiful SGIMFA villa on the bank of the Rhine river.

Students are hosted on a double-room basis in a beautiful, fully remodelled, 1892 villa on the bank of the Rhine river.

A kitchen for self-catering is provided!

For further impressions, please have a look online at our venue.

Audition info and registration: 

In order to be accepted, you must meet one of the following criteria:

(a) be recommended by Prof. van Oort or

(b) submit an unedited video audition (YouTube link) for review by Prof. van Oort.

In addition, you must complete and submit our application form and pay a €40 application fee.

The application deadline is March 15, 2018! Apply now!


Tuition: €220,-

Housing (mandatory) in a shared double-room, incl. breakfast and usage of the facilities: €120,-


30 April
3 May
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