From september of 2002 the orchestra has been led by baroque violinist Hans Lub. He started as a conductor, but just a year later he put the baton to lead the orchestra as a concertmaster, as was the custom in the 18th century. Hans Lub studied the violin with Pavel Šorm at the Utrecht Conservatory and baroque violin with Alda Stuurop. He is (or was) part of the Concerto d’Amsterdam, baroque orchestra Eik en Linde, Das Neu-Eröffnete Orchestre and (as vielle player) the ensembles for late medieval music Fala Música and the Norwegian Currentes. Both in and outside of the Kunstorkest Hans is known for his apt instructions and clever comparisons. Quotes can be found on our Facebookpage as ‘Hans-van-de-week’.