Vanaf dit academiejaar doceert Wim Steinmann piccolo aan onze studenten dwarsfluit (klassen van #lucadocent Philippe Benoit en #lucadocent Berten D'Hollander). LUCA Muziek investeert hiermee in de brede vorming van haar studenten dwarsfluit. Naast de lessen piccolo krijgen onze studenten ook de kans om sessies 'Initiatie historische uitvoeringspraktijk' te volgen bij Frank Theuns.
Steinmann studied flute and piccolo at the conservatory in Maastricht and at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. For several decades, he was the solo piccolo player with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and often performed as a soloist. Wim Steinmann, is the founder, artistic director and conductor of the ensemble Domestica Rotterdam, made up of members of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. He has attended international masterclasses with conductors Valery Gergiev, Ilya Moesin, Jorma Panula and Anton Kersjes. Over the years, Steinmann has become increasingly active as a conductor. He was guest conductor with the Limburg Symphony Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Dutch Symphony Orchestra and the Dutch Wind Ensemble [NBE], and also been a guest conductor with the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra. Wim Steinmann debuted as conductor with Domestica Rotterdam at the Gergiev Festival in 1997 with Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony. His opera debut, with Domestica Rotterdam, was with Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Telephone and the Medium. Donizetti’s Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali, also known as Viva la mamma, was the ensemble’s successful second opera production In 2007/2008 Steinmann and Domestica Rotterdam produced two world premiere opera productions. The first was Kwasi en Kwame, Jonathan Dove’s operatic adaptation of the famous novel by Dutch writer Arthur Japin, De zwarte met het witte hart (translated in English as The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi) The second production during this time was Rembrandts Spiegel- Rembrandt’s Mirror from a concept and libretto by Peter Greenaway and with music by Vincent van Warmerdam. In 2010 Steinmann and Domestica performed Le Vin Herbé, Frank Martin’s version of the Tristan and Isolde story as part of the Rotterdam Opera Festival. In 2010 Domestica Rotterdam started a series of staged concerts with renaissance and baroque music in the Laurenskerk, conducted by Steinmann. Wim Steinmann is also teaching piccolo at the Codarts Conservatory in Rotterdam together with the flautists Juliette Hurel and Julie Moulin.