Camille Verhaak

Camille Verhaak (Amsterdam 1988) studied the clarinet at the Conservatoire of the Hague following her initiation to the free improvisation scene in Amsterdam. There she worked closely with composition students and followed masterclasses with distinctive improvisers such as Butch Morris, Agustí Fernandez, Wilbert de Joode and David Kweksilber. An intensive workshop with Mary Oliver and Michael Schumacher in 2011 led to the formation of the DaMu Collective, an interdisciplinary improvisation ensemble which performed site-specific ‘gesammtkunstwerke’ for 7 years. Today Camille is part of the Moving Strings ensemble, which creates their own pieces starting from different movement practices. Next to teaching she performs in various settings with and without clarinet.

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