Bonsel 8 Concert Studies for Flute Solo


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Bonsel 8 Concert Studies for Flute Solo

Bonsel 8 Concert Studies for Flute Solo

Publisher-Van Poppel Broekmans
Composer-Adriann Bonsel

Adriann Bonsel

Adriaan Bonsel (1918-2011) was a talented Dutch flautist and composer. He studied flute and composition at the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music.

Bonsel served as a flautist in the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and taught flute at the Utrecht Conservatory of Music. He was also the conductor of the FASO Flute Ensemble. His compositions received commissions from the Dutch government and the Dutch radio broadcast.

Some notable works by Bonsel include the ‘Symphony No. 2’ for orchestra (1959), ‘Folkloristische Suite’ for winds and percussion (1958), ‘Souvenir’ for flute solo (1959), and ‘Suite’ for bamboo flute ensemble and string orchestra (1988).

Throughout his career, Bonsel received recognition for his contributions. In 1947, he was awarded the Muziekprijs of the city of Amsterdam for his ‘Suite’ for flute and string orchestra. Additionally, he received a prize in 1983 for his ‘Suite Populaire’ for amateur orchestra in Wurzburg, Germany.

As it’s Principal Flautist, Bonsel was one of the founding members of the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in 1945. He was also a co-founder of the Radio Philharmonic Sextet. Furthermore, Bonsel held the position of professor of flute at the Utrecht Conservatory and conducted the Faso Flute Ensemble. His compositions were commissioned by various organizations, including the Dutch Ministry of Education, Arts and Sciences, AVRO, Dutch Radio Union, Dutch Pipers Guild, and the Johan Wagenaar Foundation.

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