Johan Hofmann’s interpretations are all about letting the music and the instrument speak for themselves. His choice of excellent instruments is key in his constant effort to try to convey the composer’s intentions to an audience.
He performed with many outstanding musicians in most European countries as well as the United States. He played at many festivals like the Oude Muziek Festival Utrecht, Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, Vlaamse Opera, Museum het Vleeshuis in Antwerp and the Peter de Grote Festival. He conducted a much acclaimed scenic production of Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas”. His first solo-CD, called “Il Ballo Della Vita Humana”, was praised extensively by the press.
Johan Hofmann is a much sought after and acclaimed educator.
At the Conservatory of Amsterdam he teaches harpsichord and thorough-bass as additional subjects. Also, he lectures a course called “Harmony in Performance Practice”, teaches chamber music and coaches on early music ornamentation and improvisation.
He teaches an international harpsichord class at the Prince Claus Conservatory in Groningen. In addition to that he instructs thorough-bass and chamber music in his capacity as the official teacher for historical performance practice.
Besides being a guest teacher at numerous other conservatories like The Royal Conservatory in The Hague, in Arnhem, Enschede, Tilburg and Zwolle, he gave masterclasses in Italy, Germany and Lithuania.