Joachim Held is one of the foremost lute players of his generation. He captivates his audience with the refinement of his playing and moves the listener with expressing the different moods of the soul. In 2006 Joachim Held is the first lute player ever to receive the renowned German Echo - Klassik Award. This is in the category "Best soloist recording of the year" for his CD "Delightful Lute - Pleasure. Baroque Lute music from the lands of the Habsburgs", released by Hänssler Classic. oachim Held was born in Hamburg in 1963 and studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis as a pupil of Eugen Dombois and Hopkinson Smith. Following the graduation with a "Diploma of Period Music" in 1988 he completed his studies under Jürgen Hübscher at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe with a "Künstlerische Abschlussprüfung". More

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Silvius Leopold Weiss
(Early Works)

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Release Date: 2017
Label: Hänssler Classic

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Joachim Held got the appointment as a Professor for the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen/Germany. Students can register for the Bachelor and Master degree program.   www.hfk-bremen.de

Festival Internacional de Música Antigua - Santigo de Chile (CL)

Sylvius Leopold Weiss Baroque Festival - Grodkow (PL)


Concert Dates

02. February 2018
DE - Stiepel
Solo concert S.L. Weiss "Early Works"

03.-04. February 2018
DE - Bochum
Lute course

16. February 2018
DE - Wesselburen
G.F. Händel "The Messiah" with Christian Hoffmann

26. February 2018
DE - Bremen, Winter Akademie Bremen
Opening of the Winterakademie

27.-28. February 2018
DE - Bremen, Winter Akademie Bremen
Lute Master Class

01.-03. March 2018
DE - Bremen, Winter Akademie Bremen
Lute Master Class

22. March 2018
DE - Munich, Nationalmuseum
Solo concert - S.L. Weiss "Early Works"

31. March 2018
DE - Munich, Nationaltheater
Francesco Cavalli "La Calisto"
Conductor: Christopher Moulds

02., 06., 09. April 2018
DE - München, Nationaltheater
Francesco Cavalli "La Calisto"
Conductore: Christopher Moulds

04. May 2018
DE - Wolfenbüttel (9 pm)
Solo concert at the Internationalen
Lautenfestivals der DLG

05.-06. May 2018
DE - Wolfenbüttel
Lute course
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09., 16. June 2018
DE - Kiel, Opernhaus (7 pm)
Giovanni Legrenzi "Die Aufteilung der Welt" - Conductor: A. Quarta

10. June 2018
DE - Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie (11 am)
Concert with Hamburger Philharmoniker
Conductor: E. zu Guttenberg

10. June 2018
DE - Klein Kummerfeld (17 Uhr)
Duo concert with Bettina Pahn - Festival "Kuhstallkonzerte"

11. June 2018
DE - Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie (8 pm)
Concert with Hamburger Philharmoniker
Conductor: E. zu Gutenberg

03., 06. July 2018
DE - Kiel, Opernhaus (7 pm)
Giovanni Legrenzi "Die Aufteilung der Welt" - Conductor: A. Quarta

13. July 2018
DE - Weimar
Concert at the Bach Biennale together with Bettina Pahn

22. July 2018
DE - Oberösterreich
Duo concert with Pierre Pitzl
(Baroque guitar)

08. August 2018
IT - Bertinoro
Solo concert with the work of
Falckenhagen, Hagen und Weiss

07.-10. August 2018
IT - Bertinoro
Lute course
(Info: J. Held heldjo@aol.com oder
A. Oszanza aeoszanca@gmail.com)

26. August 2018
DE - Jever, Schloss (5 pm)
Concert "Katharinas Hofmusik"
at the Musikfestes in Bremen

News (Radio, TV etc.)

Please see below the TV, Radio... appearances of Joachim Held

31. May 2011 - Radio Bremen / Ansichten (In German)
And suddenly I was noble - Interview
9. May 2011 - Hr2 Kultur / Doppel-Kopf (In German)
Interview with Joachim Held

15. November 2010 - Bayerischer Rundfunk / Lebenslinien (In German)
A portrait of Joachim Held: "Ein Wunder ist geschehen". Film directed by Rotraud Kühn.
19 October 2009 - ZDF / Mittagsmagazin (In German)
The secret Prince - Lutenist Joachim Held and his Noble descent.
08 October 2009 - BR 3 / Mensch Otto (In German)
Joachim Held's Autobiography: "And suddenly I was noble"

19. April 2009 - BR 4 Klassik (In German)
Broadcasting: Joachim Held and Bettina Pahn's concert at the "Musica Antiqua" in Nürnberg (Germany) on March 11, 2009.
26. March 2009 - WDR 3 / TonArt (In German)
Joachim Held's solo concert at the Morsbroich Castle in Leverkusen (Germany) on March 29, 2009.

10. March 2009 - BR 4 Klassik / Allegro (In German)
Arias and Lute Music of the Italian & German Baroque at the Germanic National Museum of Nürnberg on March 11, 2009 with Bettina Pahn, Soprano.

21. February 2009 - BR 4 Klassik / Meine Musik (In German)
Joachim Held's favourite music on Radio channel "Bayern 4 Klassik".
15. August 2008 - NDR Kultur / Neue CDs (In German)
Joachim Held "Musique pour le Roi" - Presented by Dagmar Penzlin.

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