As gleaned from the below web site, Han Tol represents a new generation in the tradition of the Dutch recorder school. In addition to his duty as professor at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, Germany, he is much sought as a teacher of master classes in Europe and the USA.
He has given courses in Vienna, Geneva, Frankfurt am Main, Freiburg, Munich, Dresden, Leipzig, Copenhagen, Utrecht, Amsterdam and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg Han Tols concert life is many sided. His trio La Dada
(including David Mings, bassoon and Patrick Ayrton, harpsichord) founded in 1984 has set new standards in the interpretation of Italian music of the 17th century. His recorder trio La Fontegara Amsterdam
is also famous for exciting concerts of modern and old music.
Both as an orchestra musician and soloist, he has worked together with such well known musicians Leonhardt, Harnoncourt, Frans Brüggen
, William Parrot
, Goodman, McCreesh, Holman, Hengelbrock and Koopman. Han Tol has also made extensive concert tours with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
Photo: courtesy Hyperion
In accordance with the performer's wishes, his CV as of 8th December 2017 is given verbatim below.
Han Tol, recorder
Han Tol is active as a soloist, ensemble player, musical director and teacher throughout Europe, the U.S. and the Far East. He holds a professorship at the Hochschule für Künste
in Bremen, Germany, and at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
in Basle, Switzerland. He also was a guest professor at the Jacobs School of Music
of Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. His teaching activities include further courses at renowned music institutions in Vienna, Salzburg, Geneva, St. Petersburg, Jerusalem, Baltimore, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong, to name a few.
Mr. Tol was a member of the outstanding Flanders Recorder Quartet
until 2007 and performed over 600 concerts around the world with them. In his orchestral work with the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble
of Freiburg, Germany, his interpretation of 17th century Italian music while clad in full clown apparel was probably the most memorable. Han Tol was their guest artistic director for the production of the highly praised CD, Perpetuum Mobile - Kantaten und Kammermusik
, with recently discovered repertory by Georg Philipp Telemann
A rare recorder built around 1695 by Benedikt Gahn, Neuremberg, Germany, accompanies him on his concert tours.
The German music magazine Tibia
recently published two articles by Han Tol, the result of his extensive research on the life and works of the mysterious sixteenth-century Venetian musician, printer and painter, Sylvestro Ganassi.
The artist can be heard on 40 CD recordings for such labels as Teldec, Harmonia Mundi, EMI, and CPO. Sony Music Entertainment launched a CD, Concerti
, on which Han Tol is paired with the well known gambist, Hille Perl, and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
in Telemann's double concerto for recorder, viola da gamba and orchestra.