Biography

Johan Hofmann performed with many outstanding musicians in most European countries as well as in the United States. His ensemble "Le Nouveau Concert", together with Judith van Wanroij, Bert Honig and numerous guest-players, performed at The Flemish Opera, the Network Early Music, the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam and the Peter de Grote Festival amongst others. As a soloist he performed, amongst many others, at the Festival of Early Music Utrecht. In 2009, his first solo-CD was released. This CD, called "Il Ballo Della Vita Humana", was much praised by the press. The findings of his research into the so-called transposition harpsichord by Ruckers has been presented via lecture-recitals to numerous audiences since 2012.

 

 

Johan Hofmann is a much sought after pedagogue.

At the Conservatory of Amsterdam he teaches harpsichord and thorough-bass as side subjects as well as chambermusic and improvisation. In addition, he lectures a course called "Harmony in Performance Practice". At the Prince Claus Conservatory in Groningen he teaches harpsichord and thorough-bass as major subjects, chamber music and historical performance pactice.

 

 

Besides being a guest-teacher to numerous other conservatories like Arnhem, Den Haag, Enschede, Tilburg and Zwolle, he now  gives masterclasses in (amongst others) Italy (Castelfranco and Udine), Lithuania (Vilnius) and Germany (Bavaria).