After obtaining his flute- and saxofoon teachers certificate Hans Kuijt received his

master’s diploma on baritone saxophone with Cum Laude honours.

In doing this he was one of the first saxophonists in the Netherlands.

His teacher was Henk van Twillert.

The fact that he took the exam playing the baritone does not in any way way diminish his

enthusiasm for the other types of saxophone.

For the family of saxes he arranged and played one of the most beautiful works of Astor Piazzolla:

“ The Four Seasons “. Each movement is played on a different type of sax.

Hans also was the main founder of the saxophone quartet “ L ‘ Imprévu “ with which he won

the much coveted “ Vriendenkrans “ prize of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

At the moment he takes part in several chamber music groups for which he likes to arrange

different kinds of music.

To find out about the quality of his work please listen to the following example:

“ Milonga del Angel “ by Astor Piazzolla, set for for flute, sax, vibraphone and piano.

 

Another favourite combination is sax and organ:

 

But, in the end, combining saxophone and piano still remains one of his most favourite

ways of  making music.

Accompanied by pianist Petra Luteijn here is an example of one of his arrangements from his

most wonderful cd: “ From Rachmaninov tot Piazzolla “, a movement from the cello sonata

of Sergei Rachmaninov.

 

His passion for playing and music as a whole is also reflected in his other passion: for teaching.

He teaches at the Barneveld Music School where he has built up a saxophone orchestra called

“ Saxus “ . The whole range of saxophones is present and there are forty players.

This season he will be teaching in a rustic castle in France during a music holiday.

( Please see muziekindevakantie.nl )

This year you will find Hans also in England where he will give masterclasses In London ,

Bath and Colchester.

 

 

 

 

Apart from this all he has developed an interest in the improvement wind instruments.

He has invented a very interesting and potentially revolutionary improvement.  

It will work for every wind instrument player and the details will be made public April 2011.

 

 

 

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