Joachim Held was born in Hamburg is one of the foremost lute players of his generation. Currently Professor at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague and at the University of Arts in Bremen, this masterclass marks his debut visit to the Royal College of Music.
In 1990, Joachim won second prize at the Concours Musica Antiqua of the Flandern Festival in Brügge which was the beginning of his international concert career. Since 1992 he has regularly appeared with world famous orchestras including Il Giardino Armonico and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and, as a soloist, he has appeared at the Musikfestival Potsdam-Sanssouci, the International Bach Festival Schaffhausen and the Schwetzinger Festival, amongst others.
Since 2005 Joachim’s recordings have been released world-wide by Hänssler Classic and in 2006, he was the first ever lute player to receive the renowned German Echo - Klassik Award.
Please note this event is taking place in the Inner Parry Room.
Supported by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne
Photo credit: Manfred Esser