International Masterclass 'Historical Trombone'


Trombone Soundscape

500 years of sounding trombones on historical instruments

From the 7th to the 9 th of October, 2022, the first Historical Trombone Masterclass will take place during the Heder Heide Festival in Kalmthout. (Belgium)

At this unique event we will focus on  playing a large collection of historical  trombones with their original  mouthpieces. Participants will become  acquainted with and deepen their  knowledge of the different types of historical trombones of the last 500  years. Music which was composed for  each instrument will be performed. 

Ensemble playing will be emphasised  and each group will perform the historic repertoire with compositions from  Josquin Desprez, Alessandro Striggio,  Giovanni Gabrieli, Heinrich Schütz,  Daniel Speer, Ludwig van Beethoven,  Anton Bruckner, François-Joseph Fétis  among others.

On Sunday the 9 th of October at 3 pm  the participants of the Masterclass will  recreate the trombone soundscape in a  unique performance.

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Location and reachability

The Historical Trombone Masterclass will take place in idyllic Kalmthout.
More specifically in the neo-Roman Chapel.
Adress: Missiehuislei 46, 2920 Heide-Kalmthout.

by train

This inspiring location in green surroundings is easily accessible by train
via Heide station on the line Antwerp Roosendaal (Netherlands).

by car
If you come by car we can provide free parking.



The overnight stays are provided by host families. Would you rather stay
in a hotel? That is also possible of course. You will have to pay for the
hotel yourself. We will be happy to do the booking for you.

This is a photo from 'our office' for that weekend ;-)



This masterclass is intended for conservatoire students or professional musicians. To register for the International Masterclass Historical Trombones 2022, please send an e-mail to before September 1th. You will receive a confirmation with the payment details. Please transfer €250 to the account BE32 0014 2275 7402 (Oltremontano Antwerpen vzw) within 14 days following the registration.

Masterclass, meals and overnight stays at host families included. Transport and eventual hotel costs are to be covered by the participant.

Cancellation is possible free of charge up to 1 September. After that, €75 will be charged.

What information do we need? Your first and last name, date of birth, address/postcode/city/country. We take allergies into account and will provide vegetarian meals on request.  Additional  information on the masterclass will be sent to you after final registration.


Additional information

If you have any questions about the level of play, the programme, the accommodation,... please do not hesitate  to contact us:

We are looking forward to make it a successful Masterclass!