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Biography

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



The Original Lute Works
(Johann Sebastian Bach)

Album's Audio Player


There has always been a controversy over whether the lute works of the cantor of St. Thomas were really intended for the lute. They were considered unplayable - just as the sonatas for solo violin once were. The alleged unplayable quality of the pieces came about primarily as a result of the fact that they were originally intended for a keyboard instrument - the Lautenwerk. But there is another solution: on this CD, the internationally renowned lutenist Joachim Held performs Bach's original lute works on the lute. Unplayable? Hard to imagine, because Bach knew the capabilities of this instrument, even had one in his home, where the most prominent lute virtuosos of his time came to visit. On this recording, Joachim Held brings these long-neglected works back to life. Hänssler Classic   More




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 - 2015)



Sylvius Leopold Weiss Baroque Festival (Grodkow, Poland - 2010)





Discography






Concert Dates

03.02. Hannover (DE)
Herrenhausen m. Alta Ripa, Steffani Operkonzertant

09.02. Girona (ES)
with Balthasar Neumann Ensemble - Cond. Pablos Heras Cassado

10.02. Barcelona (ES)
with Balthasar Neumann Ensemble - Cond. Pablos Heras Cassado

12.02. Madrid (ES)
with Balthasar Neumann Ensemble - Cond. Pablos Heras Cassado

27.02.-04.03. Bremen (DE)
Masterclass at the Winterakademie

11.03. Lüneburg (DE)
Chamber concert with Bettina Pahn and Joachim Vogelsänger

17.03. Oslo (NO)
Bach, John Passion with Balthasar Neumann Ensemble - Cond. Thomas Hengelbrock

22.03. Brno (CZ)
Janaczek Academy Masterclass

23.03. Brno (CZ)
Duo concert "Melante, der unbekannte Telemann" with Jan Cizmar (Laute)

24.03. Prag (CZ)
Duo concert "Melante, der unbekannte Telemann" with Jan Cizmar (Laute)

25.03. Prag (CZ)
Music Academy, Masterclass

01.04. Luxemburg (LU)
Bach, John Passion with Balthasar Neumann Ensemble - Cond. Thomas Hengelbrock

02.04. Dortmand (DE)
Bach, John Passion with Balthasar Neumann Ensemble - Cond. Thomas Hengelbrock

03.04. Ludwigsburg (DE)
Bach, John Passion with Balthasar Neumann Ensemble - Cond. Thomas Hengelbrock

04.04. Neumarkti.d. Opflz (DE)
Bach, John Passion with Balthasar Neumann Ensemble - Cond. Thomas Hengelbrock

06.04. Luzern (CH)
Bach, John Passion with Balthasar Neumann Ensemble - Cond. Thomas Hengelbrock

07.04. Grenoble (FR)
Bach, John Passion with Balthasar Neumann Ensemble - Cond. Thomas Hengelbrock

09.04. Athen (GR)
Bach, John Passion with Balthasar Neumann Ensemble - Cond. Thomas Hengelbrock

13.04. Frankfurt a. Main (DE)
Bach John Passion - Cond. Ralf Otto

14.04. Mainz (DE)
Bach John Passion - Cond. Ralf Otto

05.05. Hamburg (DE)
Duo concert with Bettina Pahn

11.05. Murcia (ES)
with Balthasar Neumann Ensemble - Cond. Pablos Heras Cassado

17.05. Kiel (DE)
Leclair, Skyllaand Glaukos - Cond. Vaclav Luks

27.05. Kiel (DE)
Leclair, Skyllaand Glaukos - Cond. Vaclav Luks

02.06. Bremen HfK (DE)
Duo concert "Melante, der unbekannte Telemann" with Jan Cizmar

03.06. St. Laurentiuskirche Kating (DE)
Duo concert "Melante, der unbekannte Telemann" with Jan Cizmar

09.06. Potsdam (DE)
with BNE - Cond. Olof Boman

10.06. Kiel (DE)
Leclair, Skyllaand Glaukos - Cond. Vaclav Luks

11.06. Lübeck (DE)
Duo concert with Bettina Pahn

18.06. Kiel (DE)
Leclair, Skyllaand Glaukos - Cond. Vaclav Luks

25.06. Hamburg, Elbphilharmie (DE)
with NDR - Cond. Th. Hengelbrock

07.-15.07. Bremen (DE)
Masterclasses
Further Info: a.perini@hfk-bremen.de


29.07. Perigord (FR)
Festival Itiniraire Baroque






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
www.radiobremen.de/mediathek/index.html?id=049304
9. May 2011 - Hr2 Kultur / Doppel-Kopf (In German)
Interview with Joachim Held
www.hr-online.de


15. November 2010 - Bayerischer Rundfunk / Lebenslinien (In German)
A portrait of Joachim Held: "Ein Wunder ist geschehen". Film directed by Rotraud Kühn.
www.br-online.de
19 October 2009 - ZDF / Mittagsmagazin (In German)
The secret Prince - Lutenist Joachim Held and his Noble descent.
www.mittagsmagazin.zdf.de/ZDFde/inhalt/7/0,1872,7913799,00.html
08 October 2009 - BR 3 / Mensch Otto (In German)
Joachim Held's Autobiography: "And suddenly I was noble"
www.br-online.de


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.
www.br-online.de
26. March 2009 - WDR 3 / TonArt (In German)
Joachim Held's solo concert at the Morsbroich Castle in Leverkusen (Germany) on March 29, 2009.
www.wdr3.de


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.
www.br-online.de


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







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