Ralph van Daal

Masterclass Oboe

photo: Barbara Pauly Walter

19 – 24 May 2025

Masterclass Oboe
Prof. Ralph van Daal, Dusseldorf
Répétiteur: Jin-Young Lee, Dusseldorf

Course repertoire: from baroque to modern
Masterclass, individual lessons
Interpretation of the different works
Basics of playing technique
Orchestral repertoire

Course start: Monday, 19 May 2025, in the afternoon
End of course: Saturday, 24 May 2024, after lunch

€ 395.00 course fees/active for professionals
€ 345.00 Course fees/active for students
€ 150.00 Course fees for passive participation
Course fees for ensembles on request
€ 395.00 costs for accommodation (twin room) incl. catering at Forum Artium
Single room supplement: € 25.00 per day if available
Temporary energy costs flat rate: € 2.00 per day/person
Participation without accommodation/catering: € 100.00 surcharge

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Ralph van Daal began learning the oboe at the age of nine. As a young student, he went to the Maastricht Conservatory of Music (Netherlands) at the age of 17, where he studied oboe with Prof. Peter Steyvers from 2001 to 2006. He graduated with distinction. He also studied singing with Mya Besselink at the same college. From 2006 to 2009, Ralph van Daal studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich with Prof. Francois Leleux and graduated with a soloist diploma. His first temporary contracts took him to the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and the Duisburg Philharmonic. In 2011 he was engaged as a permanent solo cor anglais player with the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra. In the same year, he was selected by Ms. Simone Young (GMD of the Hamburg State Opera) to be awarded the Eduard Söring Prize, which promotes the artistic development of young musicians.

He continues to play regularly as solo oboist and principal cor anglais in orchestras such as the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra Stockholm, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Staatsoper Hanover, Bavarian State Opera Munich and the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hanover under conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Semyon Bychkov, Jukka Pekka Saraste, Enrico Delamboye, Andris Nelsons, Ivan Fischer, Daniele Gatti, and Kent Nagano.

As a soloist, he plays with orchestras such as the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz, Sinfonia Varsovia and the Hofer Symphoniker.

Ralph van Daal regularly gives masterclasses in Germany, Spain, Colombia, Italy, Sweden, Portugal, Poland and the Netherlands. He was a lecturer for several years at the Conservatorium Maastricht and Codarts Rotterdam. He has been associated with the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf as professor of oboe since 2019.