Gemengd Koor Pur Sang, Krimpen aan den IJssel

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De koorleiding

De dirigent Hans Barkmeijer

Hans volgde in zijn jeugd enkele jaren zangles bij verschillende pedagogen, waaronder Wilma Bruning en Lennard Rodrigues de Miranda. Al tijdens de middelbare school werd zijn belangstelling voor de liedkunst gewekt en nam hij de studie van de liederen van Schubert en Schumann ter hand. Werkzaam als groepsleider in de heilpedagogiek op o.a. Huize Thomas te Rotterdam, gaf hij zijn eerste liedrecitals. Na zijn studie muziek-therapie aan academie De Wervel ging hij werken als muziekdocent aan het Rudolf Steiner College te Rotterdam. In deze functie bekwaamde hij zich verder in het musiceren met grote koren.  Daarnaast dirigeert hij het Vondelkoor, ouder- en vriendenkoor van het Rudolf Steiner College Rotterdam em Gemengd koor Pur Sang in Krimpen aan den IJssel.

De pianiste Federica Grassullo

Federica Grassullo was born in Benevento (Italy 1991). She started to play the piano when she was 6 years old. At the age of 11, she continued her studies to “Conservatorio Statale Di Musica Nicola Sala in Benevento”. During those years, she awarded in some competitions and scholarships in Italy where she met a great teacher that inspired her: Roberto Plano. She studied with him for 6 years attending the “Accademia Musicale Varesina). In 2012 she graduated with grade 10/10 (bachelor /master degree).

She studied In Rotterdam Conservatory with Stephane De May, Bart van de Roer and Jean-Bernard Pommier where she got her second Master Degree in Piano Soloist. During the studies, she also wrote an Artistic Research related to the musician behaviour during the rehearsals process and communication technique.  By this time, she performed as a soloist and with chamber music ensembles in Italy and in The Netherlands. From 2015 She plays in the “Piano Trio Artemisia”, a particular and ironic ensemble (three Pianist playing on the same piano), that has been very successful in the audience.

Regarding music education, she has been following since 2016 the course of” Music Teacher according to Kodaly Concept “(specialization course) at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag and in 2019 she will finish at the same conservatory, the Bachelor in Music Education.

She held workshops of music courses for parents with babies (1-2 year) where parents can experience the magic of making music with their child. She is piano teacher at RIMS( Rotterdam International Music School) and she has more than 15 private students.

From 2015, she works at the Rudolf Steiner College, Rotterdam and Dordtse Vrije School, Dordrecht. As piano accompanist, she works for the “Christelijk koor Menorah” in Gouda and Rotterdam Conservatory for the singing lessons. From January 2017 she will start teaching music in a primary school in Gouda (Westerschool).