Wim Van Hasselt
Wim Van Hasselt is a Belgian soloist and chamber musician. Currently based in Switzerland, he performs regularly in Europe, North America and Asia. He has been engaged as a soloist with orchestras such as the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Sophia Philharmonic and the Budapest Festival Orchestra, and has performed in such halls as the Recital Hall of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Beethovenhalle Bonn, the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall.
For many years Wim Van Hasselt was a member of the trumpet section with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. Prior to this he held the same position with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, as well as fulfilling guest engagements with the Berlin Philharmonic and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.
Wim Van Hasselt has released several albums with the label Channel Classics, for which he has been presented with numerous awards. Grammophone, the leading magazine for classical music, has described him as „an exceptionally fine player with all the equipment in his armoury to delight, surprise and challenge the listener at every turn“.
As Professor for trumpet at the University of Music Freiburg and coach of the European Union Youth Orchestra he is delighted to pass on his experience and enthusiasm for music.
Wim Van Hasselt is a Yamaha Artist.
Photo by Marco Borggreve