Tim Wintersohl (1979) took his first flute lessons at the age of seven at the music school in Leverkusen, Germany. In 1998 he started studying at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, The Netherlands, with Rien de Reede and Thies Roorda, graduating with the master of music degree in 2006. He also studied orchestral playing with Emily Beynon and Eline van Esch. In 2001-2002 he studied at The Studio of Trevor Wye in Hastingleigh, England. He had lessons and master classes with William Bennet, Jeanne Baxtresser, Peter-Lukas Graf, Felix Renggli, Wilbert Hazelzet, Leone Buyse, Patricia Morris, Robert Dick and Paul Edmund Davies.
Tim Wintersohl has played in a large number of orchestras, including the Sinfonieorchester Münster, Philharmonie Südwestfalen, North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Limburg Symphony Orchestra, Brabant Orchestra, Dutch Promenade Orchestra, Musica Ducis brabantiae and Dutch Orchestra and Ensemble Academy. In addition, he has done solo performances with Nederlandse Strijkersgilde and Kasinoorchester Leverkusen.
In 2008 he won a second prize at the Torneo Internazionale di Musica in Verona, Italy, for his performances of the concerto KV 313 by Mozart and the concerto by Ibert.
As a chamber musician and soloist Tim Wintersohl has performed at The International Holland Music Sessions, Holland Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, De Suite Muziekweek, Orlando Festival and the Steve Reich Festival. Since 2006 he is a member of the Amsterdam Wind Quintet.
Tim Wintersohl is keenly interested in contemporary music. Besides several performances at the IJsbreker in Amsterdam he has played world premieres of works by composers such as Martijn Padding, Jeppe Moulijn and Chen Wagner. He has also worked with Steve Reich and Thomas Adès.
For more information please have a look at www.timwintersohl.com
Marije Clemens (1985) started her oboe career in 1996, when she got her first oboe lessons from Dorine Jansma. She then studied for two years in the Young Talent department of the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam following which, in 1999, she took lessons with Ali Groen at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. In 2003 Marije started her bachelor in The Hague with Pauline Oostenrijk. In 2006 she went to Switzerland to study with Roland Perrenoud and Maurice Bourgue at the Conservatoire de Musique de Geneve. In May 2008 she obtained her diploma with the highest marks: 6 out of 6!
Marije has taken master classes with Klaus Becker, Omar Zoboli, Bart Schneeman and Paul Goodman.
She has won several prizes, e.g. first prizes at the Dubbelriet Concours in 1998 and the Nationaal Muziek Concours in 1999, and second prizes in the SJMN in 2003 and 2005, the Prinses Christina Concours 2002 and the V Concorso Internazinale de Musica 2005. Her good performances in these competitions gave her the opportunity to play as a soloist with the AJO Jeugd Symfonie Orkest in the “Kleine Zaal” of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Since 2002 she has also done concerts for Stichting Jeugd Concerteert.
From the start of her career Marije has played in several youth orchestras such as the AJO Jeugd Symfonie Orkest of the province of Utrecht, Jeugd Orkest Nederland, and the Nationaal Jeugd Orkest (first oboe). She currently plays on a freelance basis with the Residentie Orkest, Limburgs Symfonie Orkest, Holland Symfonia and JONG NBE. With her quintet Jahimacèli (2004-2007) she also performed at the Orlando Festival in 2005.
Hanka Clout (1981, Heerlen) plays second, Bass, and E-flat clarinet in the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (NNO). In June 2007 she graduated from the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she studied clarinet with Harmen de Boer and Hans Colbers, and E-flat clarinet with Arno Piters. Hanka had bassclarinet lessons from Davide Lattuada.
At the age of five Hanka Clout received her first piano lessons from her mother, Yvonne Stachowska. While still a high school student she began studying at the Conservatory of Maastricht, the Netherlands (1995). Four years later her clarinet skills won her a place at the young talent department of the Amsterdam Conservatory. She studied piano with Barbara Grajewska (2001) and clarinet with Harmen de Boer (2005) and Hans Colbers (2007), graduating with top marks in both studies.
Hanka Clout plays as a substitute with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra and Chamber Orchestras, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Holland Symfonia, Residentie Orkest, the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra, KMK JWF, the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy and the Dutch Royal Air Force Orchestra and the NBE.
Hanka teaches clarinet and piano at her own private music studio.
She followed master classes with Ralph Manno, Karl Leister, Roeland Hendrickx, and Brian Pollard.
Hanka performed as a soloist with the CreaOrkest Amsterdam under conductor Bas Pollard.
In 2004 she played Lutoslawski's Dance Preludes, and in 2010 Debussy's Première Rhapsody.
In 2014 she performed the Double Concerto by Bruch together with Laura Groenestein-Hendriks on viola,
with The Orchestra from Utrecht. In July 2016 she played the solo part together with Barbara Borowicz in "Bridges" for 2 clarinets from Roberto Molinelli, with orchestra "De Ontzetting", on tour through Holland and Poland.
For more information please have a look at www.hankaclout.com
Fagottist James Aylward (1979) is werkzaam als freelance fagottist.
James remplaçeert o.a. in het Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, het Noord Nederlands Orkest, het Gelders Orkest, Limburgs Symfonie Orkest, alsmede in het Nederlands Blazers Ensemble.
James begon met fagot spelen op 13 jarige leeftijd. Hij studeerde aan het Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in Melbourne, Australie, waar hij in 2000 afstudeerde. Tijdens zijn studie aan het VCA won James een aantal prijzen waaronder de Willem van Otterloo prijs die het voor hem mogelijk maakte zijn studie in Nederland voort te zetten. Ook speelde hij solo met het VCA orkest. Na zijn studie in Melbourne werd James aangenomen als Associate Principal fagotist, eerst bij het Auckland Philharmonisch Orkest in Nieuw Zeeland en in april 2001 bij het West Australian Symphony Orchestra waar hij tot September 2005 aan verbonden was. Van 2004-2007 studeerde James aan het conservatorium van Amsterdam in de masteropleiding bij Jos de Lange. James volgde masterclasses bij Dag Jensen.