Grolloo Flute Session 3

See the videoimpression of Grolloo Flute Session 2, in August, 2016:

‘Grolloo Flute Session 3’ is een week vol met inspiratie en uitwisseling voor gevorderde fluitisten en fluitstudenten.

Grolloo Flute Session 3 is a week of inspired music-making and vibrant exchange of ideas for advanced flute players in Grolloo, The Netherlands.

Save the date for next year:
Grolloo Flute Session 3, will be from August, 23rd until August, 27th, 2017.

Program for the participants of Grolloo Flute Session 2:


Matthias Ziegler, Ian Clarke and Wissam Boustany are presenting an innovative flute course, with the support of Tim Carey and Eva Kingma.
Participants will be discussing and experimenting many performance and practice issues in fully interactive discussions and workshops.
The course’s timing during late summer allows students and professionals to get back in shape ahead of the new musical season.
The week is aimed at the more advanced flutist.



Hoofdstraat 12, 9444 PB Grolloo,The Netherlands.

The event will be situated in the peaceful village of Grolloo, Drenthe. Grolloo is the birthplace of the Kingma system flutes.

Grolloo is part of the community of ‘Aa en Hunze’. Click here for an impression of the surroundings.

We recommend to book a place around the session location – we can guarantee a good selection of rooms and bed & breakfasts.
Please, book well in advance, there can be a problem with booking.
Please look for our lodging guide in the FAQ section.

Travel tips:
Nearest train station: Assen (13 km)
Air: Amsterdam – Schiphol
Rail Schiphol – Assen (1hr 54min)
Car: Nearest highway exit (Exit Rolde) on the N33 (6 km)
Where on earth: 52°56’09.5″N 6°40’21.3″E
Click here for maps and details.


All necessary information about the upcoming events

Where is the event?

The course will take place in the village of Grolloo, in The Netherlands. We have several places to stay: cheap and more luxurious, on a short distance of the event. More details on this page

How many places are available?

There is place for between active 15 en 45 participants. In the event that less than active 15 participants apply, we reserve the right to cancel the course and will refund everyone in full.

Can I participate as a listener?

Yes! You can. If you want to participate as a listener, the cost will be 295 Euro. You will be able to join the workshops, concerts and social events.

Conditions and cancellations

‘Stichting Grolloo Flute Sessions’ is a non-profit organisation. We are registered as such at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce under number 62616951. We are thankfully receiving some financial support from our Sponsors.
Terms of payment: When cancellations are received before 31st July – deposit forfeited. Cancellations received after 1st August – full course fee forfeited.
In the event that less than 15 participants apply, we reserve the right to cancel the course and will refund everyone in full.

Where are the nearest hotels for the conference location?

There are many places where you can stay. We have excellent bed & breakfast opportunities in or near Grolloo for 30-45 Euros per night. You can also stay at a luxurious holiday park at 5 km distance (with swimming pool and sauna). Look here for some addresses and here for locations.

What level of flute playing should I have?

The course is aimed at the advanced flutist. Flutists that are professionally performing or teaching. Or students that are in the last phase of their education. Please, send a link to an audio or video recording (WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive or similar) you would like to submit or send a letter of reference from your teacher.
You are encouraged to choose your own repertoire, according to your individual interests and needs – perhaps Grolloo can help you prepare for pending concerts, recordings, auditions, or any specific aspects of your playing that you would like to develop. We suggest that you aim to balance your repertoire between one traditional piece and one contemporary piece, if possible. If you are having difficulty deciding on repertoire, you are welcome to get in touch and discuss options with the teachers you are intending to play for.

What is the price?

The course fee is €595, which entitles you to private lessons and participate in all the sessions and concerts, 1-to-1 coaching (if applicable), study material, social events. will not be included in the course fee.
The fee for auditors is €295 (meals excluded). Auditors are entitled to attend all the sessions and concerts. Some performances will be for the whole group, also for the auditors.
Not included are: travel expenses, lunch and dinner meals, breakfast and lodging. A package for all lunches and dinners for the course will be available for an estimated €125.


Payment of your participation fees in Euros by bank transfer.
Our Bank details:
RABO Bank, Neptunusplein 2, 9401 CZ Assen, Netherlands
Grolloo Flute Sessions
Hoofdstraat 12, 9444 PB Grolloo, Netherlands
IBAN code: NL77RABO0302372113
Note:’NL’ and ‘RABO’ are Capital letters, the other symbols are numbers.

We are also on the social networks

On Twitter: use #Grollooflute.

Our sponsors

This event is made possible with the support of the following sponsors: