Grolloo Flute Session 6
Dear Flute Friends
Thank you for visiting our site. You may be interested in the status of Grolloo Flute Sessions 6 (2020) in relation to COVID-19.
As you know many measures are taken worldwide and by the Dutch government to fight the COVID-19 virus. Group activities, such as concerts are not possible until the end of 2020, and possibly longer.
Unfortunately, we had to decide to cancel this year’s event and to postpone Grolloo Flute Sessions 6 to August 25-29, 2021.
We are so very sorry about this, but at the same time agree wholeheartedly any measures that are necessary to stop the COVID-19 virus. Preparations for GFS 6 were well on their way and we were so privileged to have a wonderful list of participants. Every year again we are dedicated to make a wonderful festival and also this year we were looking forward to the next edition, together with you. But we do not want to take any risk for you, or anyone involved in the festival.
We hope we can count on our flute-lovers to join us in Grolloo next year.
We already have been thinking about Grolloo Flute Sessions in 2021.
The new dates have been selected: August 25-29 in 2021.
We sincerely hope that we can welcome you next year.
Please let us know if we can reserve your place for next year.
We wish everybody the best in those insecure times and hope we will all meet next year healthy and happy!
In this message we would like to share some thoughts from our coaches and please follow the links with inspiration that they have sent us.
Very best wishes,
The Grolloo Flute Team:
Eva, Luuk and Gert
Please, follow the links to new thoughts and performances from our coaches:
We have experienced the magic of Grolloo during the last five years, sharing very special moments with flute players from all over the world. And now a summer without flute players on bicycles in the village.
I will miss you all with your creative energy. The birds will take over this year and we will be back playing for them next year – promised!
Click here for a spectacular flute and fire performance ..
I will miss our special times in Grolloo with you all, this year…but postponing until 2021 is definitely the right thing to do. After these difficult and uncertain times are over, I am sure we will all emerge with renewed love for life, for every breath we take….every note that escapes our lips will sing like never before – and we shall all rejoice in each others company and creativity once again.
Click here for a videomessage from Wissam..
The sun has been shining (till now) and people are acknowledging each-other more in the street and valuing some of the important things in life … so some music to put a smile on our face in these strange and challenging times seemed appropriate.
Matthias Ziegler, Ian Clarke and Wissam Boustany are presenting an innovative flute course, with the support of Tim Carey, Kamelia Miladinova and Eva Kingma.
The Grolloo team places a high priority on creating a welcoming spirit of learning and sharing of ideas amongst all participants, irrespective of age or ability. Thus far, participants have come from across the world and have ranged from those about to start music college, graduates from leading musical institutions, to professional performers and teachers.
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.
GrollooHoofdstraat 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 35 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 425 Euro (lunches and dinner included). 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 can I stay?
There are many places where you can stay. We have excellent bed & breakfast opportunities in or near Grolloo for 30-35 Euros per night. You can even stay at a luxurious holiday park at 5 km distance (with swimming pool and sauna). Let us know if you’re on a tight budget, some of our friends and neighbours offer free lodging.Look here for some addresses and here for locations.
- What level of flute playing should I have?
The Grolloo team places a high priority on creating a welcoming spirit of learning and sharing of ideas amongst all participants, irrespective of age* or ability. Thus far, participants have come from across the world and have ranged from those about to start music college, graduates from leading musical institutions, to professional performers and teachers. If you are in any doubt about whether you think you are of the appropriate ability, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Auditors of course do not have playing requirements.
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.
*Please note that players below the age of 17 may be asked to bring a chaperone.
- What is the price?
The course fee for 2019 is €825, which entitles you to private lessons and participate in all the sessions and concerts, 1-to-1 coaching (if applicable), study material, social events. Lunches, dinner and welcome party are included.
The fee for auditors is €455 (meals included). 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, breakfast and lodging.
Payment of your participation fees in Euros by bank transfer.
Our Bank details:
RABO Bank, Neptunusplein 2, 9401 CZ Assen, Netherlands
SWIFT(BIC) code: RABONL2U
Grolloo Flute Sessions
Hoofdstraat 12, 9444 PB Grolloo, Netherlands
IBAN code: NL77RABO0302372113
Note:’NL’ and ‘RABO’ are Capital letters, the other symbols are numbers.