Henk Guittart Joins RNCM School of Strings

The RNCM is pleased to welcome Dutch violist and conductor Henk Guittart as its new International Tutor in Strings Performance and Pedagogy, commencing in September.

Founder and former member of the acclaimed Schoenberg Quartet, Henk is recognised worldwide as an exceptional tutor, chamber music coach, and conductor. To date he has held positions at the Royal Conservatory of the Netherlands, Rotterdam Codarts Academy of Music, and Maastricht Academy, in addition to being Guest Conductor and Professor at music academies in Budapest, Princeton, Los Angeles, Dresden, The Hague, Amsterdam, Cologne, Moscow, London and Stanford. Henk worked as a special guest faculty and artistic advisor at the Banff Centre in Canada between 2006 and 2010, and served as Director of Fall and Winter Music Programs from 2010 until 2013.

On being offered the position, Henk said: ‘I’ve enjoyed coming to the RNCM and working with its talented students in the past, and I very much look forward to contributing to the special care offered to them. I’m honoured to be added to the list of wonderful International Tutors the College already boasts.’

Chris Hoyle, Head of the School of Strings, added: ‘I am delighted that Henk will join us to widen the expertise of our team of International Tutors. In his new role, he will work with all our string players on matters of performance and interpretation, drawing on his vast experience of teaching and performing worldwide.’


24 March 2014