Wim Van Hasselt
Wim Van Hasselt was born in Turnhout, Belgium, studied at the University of Music Karlsruhe with Prof. Reinhold Friedrich and Prof. Dr. Edward H. Tarr (baroque trumpet) and attended masterclasses given by Pierre Thibaud, Ole Edvard Antonsen, Philip Smith and Markus Stockhausen.
From 2009 – 2014 he was a member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam under conductors such as Mariss Jansons, Bernard Haitink, Valery Gergiev, Gustavo Dudamel, Ivan Fischer, Daniele Gatti, Andris Nelsons and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. During this time he taught at the Conservatorium of Amsterdam.
From 2005 – 2009 he was a member of the RSO Berlin and has regularly played with the Berlin Philharmonic and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.
Wim Van Hasselt has released 4 well-received CDs on the Channel Classics label: On the Road, including a couple of new works composed for this CD. “Tintomara”, a duo-recording with trombonist Jörgen van Rijen, that received an “Editor’s Choice” recommendation in “Gramophone”. “Chant d’Automne” with works by Hindemith, Hartmann, Grunelius and Iván Fischer, with soprano Nora Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by Iván Fischer. And finally “Pitch Black, the first CD of “Brass United”.