Andover Educators
Frans Huijts

Frans Huijts

Degree from the Conservatory of Maastricht, 1979
Degrees from the Royal Conservatory The Hague, 1984
Additional study with Elisabeth Söderström, Elly Ameling, Margreet Honig, Robert Hol, Udo Reinemann, Oren Brown (Juilliard), Rudolf Knol (Salzburg), Christian Elssner (Dresden)
Prize winner of the 'Prix Gabriël Fauré on the "Concours de la mélodie française" in Paris
Laureate at the "International Hugo Wolf Wettbewerb" in Stuttgart
Licensed Andover Educator, 2017

Region: Europe
Home State: Holland
Available for:  * workshops * individual lessons
Contact:
Website: www.franshuijts.nl
Telephone: +31703832138 (landline), +31626132900 (mobile)

The desire to become a singing teacher was for Frans Huijts clear at an early age. His first breathing course he did at the age of 20 with Sven Smith in Denmark. He developed into a great performing artist, but also into a passionate singing teacher with a great heart for the text in the repertoire and a lot of attention for anatomy, physiology and breathing – and body work.

Frans Huijts has sung several world premieres of contemporary opera productions. With the Dutch Opera Company he sang in “Die Soldaten” by B.A. Zimmermann and in “Orfeo” by Monteverdi (director: Pierre Audi). In the “Holland Festival voor Oude Muziek” he sang the leading role of “Corpo” in the theater production of “Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo” by Emilio de Cavalieri.

Frans Huijts is known for his liedrecitals (Concertgebouw Amsterdam, all over the Netherlands, Paris, Berlin, Geneva, Osaka and Hong Kong etc.) Dutch composers are regularly on his programs.

As a soloist he participated in several CDs including collaborations with the Dutch Bach Association conducted by Gustav Leonhardt and with repertoire of Dutch composers released by the “Vrienden van het Lied”.

Frans Huijts gives workshops liedinterpretation for duos. As guest-teacher he was invited in Rio de Janeiro, Kingston (Jamaica) and Lusaka (Zambia). Since 2010 he teaches every year in Japan. For the Schubert Institut in Baden bei Wien he is vocal coach at their courses. As head of the vocal department he teaches classical singing at the Codarts University for the Arts Rotterdam.

During his Body Mapping study Frans Huijts got in contact with the work and writing of Moshé Feldenkrais. In November 2016 he started his education to become a Feldenkrais practitioner at the International Amsterdam Feldenkrais Teachers Training led by Larry Goldfarb. Here he wants to learn to fully understand the quote of Moshé Feldenkrais: :If you know what you’re doing, you can do what you want.”

Shock!

"Why did nobody tell us this before?"

"I think it would be important to get this kind of information as part of the normal course during our musical studies. We would save a lot of energy not having so much tensions in our work playing our instrument."

master violin students at Codarts University of the Arts, Rotterdam, Holland