New Main Subject Teacher Historical Oboe: Royal Conservatoire The Hague

Antoine Torunczyk. Foto: Petar Pavlov

Starting from September 1, 2024, Antoine Torunczyk will succeed Frank de Bruine as the main subject teacher for Historical Oboe at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague. Antoine Torunczyk, a specialist in early oboe performance, graduated in 2000 and won the First Prize in the Baroque Oboe Competition in Halle, Germany.

Currently, he is the Principal Oboe in the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Concerto Copenhagen, collaborating with leading period instruments orchestras across Europe.

Torunczyk is also an active chamber musician and co-founder of l’Assemblée des Honnestes Curieux and l’Accademia dei Dissonanti. His extensive recordings include notable works such as Pierre Philidor Suites for oboe & BC and Bach’s double concerto. Actively involved in pedagogy, he teaches early oboe at the Paris Conservatoire and the Vielklang summer course in Tübingen, while also serving as the webmaster of the Hautboy Companion, a pedagogical website about early oboe.

Our community is very much looking forward to collaborating with another celebrity from the early music movement, after the wonderful and fruitful decades of connection with Frank de Bruine, who will be in charge of the baroque oboe students until his retirement on September 1 of this year.

“With the appointment of Antoine Torunczyk as teacher of historical oboe, the early music department has gained a highly experienced and acclaimed colleague who fully fits in with the KC philosophy of combining artistic excellence with research and entrepreneurship. Our community is very much looking forward to collaborating with another celebrity from the early music movement.”- Teunis van der Zwart, Head Early Music Department

About the Early Music Department
The Early Music Department of the Royal Conservatoire enjoys a worldwide reputation as one of the largest and most important faculties of its kind. For forty years the Department has formed a unique breeding ground and melting pot for talent in historical performance practice. Vocal and instrumental styles of music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance up to the end of the Early Romantic period are taught by musicians with an international reputation as authorities in their field. Because of the high standards demanded by the international teaching staff, a degree from the Royal Conservatoire is an automatic recommendation in professional circles.

Source: Royal Conservatoire The Hague (22-01-2024)

This vacancy was advertised on Culturele vacatures in September 2023