IMOCG concert with Leo van Doeselaar
In the week of the International Martini Organ Competition Groningen several concerts are held in addition to the organ competition. In this second concert, the organist Leo van Doeselaar plays on the baroque organ in the Lutherse Kerk. Also with the Luthers Bach Ensemble and Heiko ter Schegget on recorder.
Leo van Doeselaar is an organist, pianist and fortepianist. He has built up a large concert practice at home and abroad and is a much sought-after jury member and teacher at international organ festivals. He taught at the Art Schools of Amsterdam and The Hague and at the Universität der Künste in Berlin.
As organist of the Baroque Orchestra of the Nederlandse Bachvereniging, Van Doeselaar is working intensively on the prestigious vision and sound project 'All of Bach'. As titular organist of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, he has given world premieres of works for organ and orchestra by Tristan Keuris, Sofia Gubaidulina and Wolfgang Rihm. Together with Erwin Wiersinga, Leo van Doeselaar was appointed titular organist of the Schnitger organ in the Martinikerk in Groningen in 2014.
Heiko ter Schegget (1958) studied recorder at the Utrecht Conservatory with Leo Meilink and Marion Verbruggen. His recorder playing testifies to his love for singing: the many timbres that singers can make inspired him and made him persistently search for the different sound colors on the recorder. As a soloist and orchestral musician he has performed all over Europe, America, Japan and Israel with ensembles and orchestras such as the Nederlandse Bachvereniging, 'The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra' conducted by Ton Koopman and 'Les Talens Lyriques' conducted by Christophe Rousset. He has participated in many CD productions, including the recording of the complete Bach cantatas conducted by Ton Koopman, and has also recorded several solo CDs. He has been teaching recorder and chamber music at the Utrecht Conservatory since 1987. Ter Schegget is a much sought-after teacher for courses and masterclasses in Germany, France, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Japan and Israel.
The Luthers Bach Ensemble was founded in 2006 from a desire to perform more Bach cantatas using authentic performance practice. The LBE is the only Early Music ensemble in the Northern Netherlands with an orchestra and two choirs (a chamber choir and a project choir). In recent years, the LBE has managed to attract a core of exceptional instrumentalists. The LBE aims to involve the audience in the emotional richness and intense drama of Baroque music, for example through theatrical performances. This is consistent with the views from the time of Bach that music can give emotional insight into the essential