Spring 2019 Workshop with Rainer Beckmann

Topic To Be Announced

 This year's workshop will be held on Saturday, March 9th.

Saturday, March 9 8:30am through 4pm, hosted by the Rochester chapter of the American Recorder Society, and featuring Rainer Beckmann.

Save the date! More details to come.

About the Music

About the Instructor

Rainer Beckmann, a graduate of the Utrecht School of the Arts, Netherlands, studied recorder with Heiko ter Schegget, Baldrick Deerenberg, and Marion Verbruggen. He won first-prize at the Holland Open Recorder Festival Competition and at the Performance Contest of the Dutch Concert Agency. Since 2011, he has been the music director of the Philadelphia Recorder Society. Rainer was born in Germany, where his parents still reside.

Rainer performs with a large variety of early music ensembles in the Philadelphia Tri-State area. He is a founding member of La Bernardinia Baroque Ensemble and New World Recorders featuring Tempesta di Mare's four recorder artists. As soloist, he has appeared with Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, Vox Ama Deus, Brandywine Baroque, Melomanie, Gabriel Chamber Ensemble, and West Jersey Chamber Music Society. In addition, he has concertized with Philadelphia Bach Collegium, Opera at Rutgers, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Curtis Opera, Tempesta di Mare Baroque Orchestra, and Piffaro: The Renaissance Band.

Before moving to the United States, Rainer performed in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Italy, Israel, and Brazil. He gave recorder lessons to children at the Bergische Musikschule, Germany; led monthly recorder meetings of Huismuziek, a Dutch organization for amateur musicians; and coached youth recorder players in early music summer workshops provided by Association des Rencontres Symphoniques in France. In Brazil, he taught recorder at the Universidade Estadual do Ceará and introduced underprivileged children in urban and rural communities to the recorder.

Rainer enjoys working with recorder players of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels. He often leads workshops and chapter meetings of the American Recorder Society in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. He can also regularly be found on the faculty of Amherst Early Music's Winter Weekend Workshop in Philadelphia/Camden.



9am—Morning Session

12pm—Lunch (bring your own or purchase a box lunch)

1pm—Afternoon Session

Some private lessons may be available on Friday and Sunday. Please email to see if time is still available.


First Baptist Church of Rochester

175 Allens Creek Road

Rochester, NY 14618