Jaap Schröder

Spanish Association of Early Music Groups (GEMA) announced the second edition of their Awards. Violinist Jaap Schröder, who recently turned 90, is receiving the Honour Award, « as a recognition of his amazing, massive, intense and prolific career, and his dedication to teaching. » The Award Ceremony will take place at the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid.

Jaap Schröder (*1925) studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory and at the Sorbonne in France. In the 1960s he was a member of the Dutch early music group Concerto Amsterdam and made recordings with Gustav Leonhardt, Anner Bylsma, Frans Brüggen and others. He served as the director and concertmaster of the Academy of Ancient Music, and in 1982 he was appointed the visiting music director of the Smithsonian Chamber Players. He has served as a faculty member at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Yale School of Music and the Luxembourg Conservatory.

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