Saskia Coolen

November 2019 Advanced Recorder Course

at Victoria House, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England

1st - 5th November 2019

Limited to a maximum of 12 players

Saskia Coolen and Eric Beijer

Saskia Coolen

Saskia  Coolen studied the recorder with Kees Boeke and Walter van Hauwe at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, as well as musicology at the University of Utrecht. For many years, she has been a member of La Fontegara and Camerata Trajectina, which have given numerous concerts at home and abroad. She has also played in the Taverner Players, the orchestra of the Nederlandse Bachvereniging, the Freiburger Barockorchester, the Gabrieli Consort, Tragicomedia, the King's Consort, and other major ensembles and chamber music groups throughout Europe.

In 1994 she founded Ensemble Senario, which focuses on Baroque chamber music in which the recorder is featured as a major instrument. With her own Recorders Foundation she works in the field of multi-disciplinary music theatre. Saskia Coolen gives courses and master-classes throughout Europe and America, and she teaches at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.


About the course

This course is designed for advanced players who read music fluently in both treble and bass clefs.  It is hoped that participants will be willing to play all sizes of instruments including great bass and contra (which can be borrowed). The objective is to have fun exploring a variety of music in a friendly, lively and challenging atmosphere.

The course will start at 4.00pm on Friday 1st and finish at 11.30am on Tuesday 5th November.

The early part of each afternoon is free for relaxation, exploring Lyme Regis or informal playing.


Prices are as follows:

Single occupancy    £485

2 players, sharing    £385 each

Couple sharing, one playing    £625

A £90 deposit is required per person on booking, with the balance to be paid at least one month before the course. Click here to use our online booking form.

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