Onno Verschoor

Artistic management, courses & projects

accademia management 01Onno Verschoor studied recorder with Adriënne du Clou and oboe with Koen van Slogteren at the Conservatory in Zwolle, the Netherlands. In 1984 he decided to specialize in the baroque oboe, initially studying with Taka Kitazato and then with Ku Ebbinge at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. In 1989 Onno Verschoor graduated in baroque oboe and historical performance, also obtaining his recorder soloist diploma with distinction.

Currently he is active as a freelance musician with many of Europe’s baroque orchestras, including Concerto d'Amsterdam, Telemannisches Collegium Michaelstein, L'Orfeo (Linz), the Utrecht Baroque Consort, Anima Aeterna (Brussels), The King's Consort (London), Das Neue Orchester (Cologne) and Accademia Barocca Willem Hermans (Rome). With the latter ensemble he performed in 2007 as a soloist in recorder concertos by Telemann. He works with several renowned conductors and performers such as Ludger Remy (Dresden), Ricardo Kanji (The Hague), Christoph Spering (Cologne), Jos van Immerseel (Brussels) and Robert King (London).

Onno Verschoor performs in various ensembles specializing in chamber music between 1300 and 1850. He has collaborated on  radio, television and CD recordings (RAI Italy, Dutch broadcasting companies, Mitteldeutscher and Westdeutscher Rundfunk, CPO Germany, Tactus Milano). In 2007 he recorded a CD with solo concertos by Telemann on the Italian label La Bottega Discantica.
Onno Verschoor has been artistic director of Accademia Amsterdam since 1990. He founded the wind ensemble ‘Fiati Amsterdam’ which performs on historical wind instruments.

Alongside his varied career as a professional musician and concert organizer, Onno Verschoor works as a composer and arranger, and is involved with (improvised) electro-acoustic music. He was more then twenty-five years working as a teacher of baroque performance practice on baroque oboe and recorder at a Centre for Artistic Education in the Netherlands.

Onno Verschoor accompanies and manages musical travels with music-lovers and gives lectures about the musical background of concerts and opera performances.

He organises small scale artistic courses and receives guests in his house in Italy, Casa "Le tre Muse".

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