SOP POdcast #100 - Hugo Bakker on the Importance of Focusing on the Music, Trying as Many Different Organs as Possible and Always continue learning
His teachers for organ were Bernard Winsemius, Reitze Smits and Luc Ponet. Harpsichord and basso continuo he studied with Kris Verhelst.
He won prizes in a.o. Pistoia (Italy). Besides, he was awarded the Sweelinck-Müllerprijs 2014.
Hugo is organist of St. Maartenskerk Zaltbommel where he plays the monumental Wolfferts-/ Heyneman organ from 1783.
Besides, he performs as a soloist or as accompanist, he teaches and writes (musicological) articles.
In this conversation, Hugo and I talk about his organist career and about the importance of focusing on the music, trying as many different organs as possible and always continue learning.
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