A guest master class given by Rook ensemble member Jakob Hansen, baroque violin.
Jakob Hansen, a native of Chicagoland, earned his bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Northern Illinois University. His principal teachers include Mark Zinger and Mathias Tacke. While at NIU, Jakob was awarded a grant to pursue study in medieval music and string instrument technique at the Newberry Library with Musician-in-Residence David Douglass, and now continues his study of Renaissance and baroque violin and viola with Mr. Douglass. Pursuing a career as a specialist in early music, he performs with many area ensembles including The Newberry Consort, Northwestern University’s Dunbar Festival Orchestra, Madison Bach Musicians, and the Bach and Beethoven Ensemble. In June, 2011, he was selected for EMA's Young Performer's Festival, and performed a program of early 17th century repertoire under the direction of Scott Metcalfe as part of the Boston Early Music Festival.
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