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Und plötzlich war ich adlig

Meine neue Familie heißt von Anhalt

(literally: And suddenly I was noble - My new family is called von Anhalt)

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"Joachim Held is a successful lute player and teaches at one of the world's most prestigious institutions - the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. He grew up in an orphanage and later with his adoptive mother. As a teenager, he learned that his biological mother is an aristocrat: Marie-Antoinette von Anhalt."

Release date13 October 2009
Hardcover222 Pages

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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 a passion gleaming through his music making. 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.
Joachim 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".
In 1990 the second prize at the Concours Musica Antiqua of the Flandern Festival in Brügge marked the beginning of his international concert career. Read more

Radio, TV usw.

31. May 2011 - Radio Bremen / Ansichten (In German)
And suddenly I was noble - Interview

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"

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