Teunis van der Zwart to lead the Early Music Department

The Royal Conservatoire The Hague welcomes Teunis van der Zwart as the new head of the Early Music Department. Van der Zwart has been closely connected to the Royal Conservatoire for already quite some time, as a main subject teacher Natural Horn and member of the Orchestra of the 18th Century.

Next to these occupations Teunis is also known internationally as one of the prominent champions of natural horn playing. Based on the experience of his impressive performance career, he is now engaged in a PhD trajectory within the DocARTES programme. Over the past 6 years he successfully lead the Early Music Department at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.

With his appointment the Royal Conservatoire welcomes an experienced and inspirational musician and leader. With van der Zwart a new chapter of the rich history of our Early Music Department, founded by Frans Brüggen 50 years ago, commences. He will start the 1st of January 2020.

In his own words: “I am looking forward to commit myself enthusiastically and to collaborate with students, teachers, the other departments at the Royal Conservatoire and international partners towards a bright future of the illustrious Early Music Department of the Royal Conservatoire.”

Photo: Gregor Servais.