He is jazz and classical trumpeter and teacher who
entered Amsterdam’s Sweelinck Conservatory in 1981 and remained there for
the next seven years.
During his time at the conservatory he was a regular performer
with the National Youth Orchestra.
He was also conducted by Leonard Bernstein and Sir Georg Solti as a member of the
Schleswig Holsten Music
In 1987 he became a member of the Netherlands Radio
Chamber Orchestra and remained with them for 4 years until becoming a First
Trumpet with the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 2005 he took the position of
First Trumpet with the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic.
In the field of jazz he has also been a trumpeter with
the Herman Engelbertinck Orchestra and the White
House Orchestra and played the trumpet and conducted the Bargkapel Glanerbrugger of
Other Dutch ensembles he has performed with include
the Amsterdam Bach Soloists, the Brass Quintet Amsterdam, Camerata Bach Orchestras in Amsterdam and The Hague, Combattimento Brass Consort Amsterdam, the Holland Wind
Players, Ives Ensemble and the Netherlands Wind Ensemble,
In 2010-2011 he was a trumpeter at the EllaNi Chamber Music Festival held in Amsterdam and in
February 2011 he is listed as a musician in the SoWhat
Children’s concert in Amsterdam’s Church ‘de Duif’ where he performs jazz, classical music and
Aside from his work in the Netherlands
he has also been a frequent performer with several European orchestras that
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders, Spain’s Orquestra
de Cadaques and Germany’s
Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammer Philharmonie, the Dusseldorf
Symphony, Munich Philharmonic and the WDR Symphony Orchestra.
Appearing in several music festivals during his career
he was the Windsor Prize winner at Schleswig
Holstein Music Festival and a soloist at the Holland Festival, the Hong
Kong Festival and the Salzburg Festival.
No stranger to the recording studio, he has appeared
on albums that include City of Glass by Ebony
Band, Adams Lang by The
Netherlands Wind Ensemble. Also
working as a trumpeter in musical theatre, he has performed in productions
of Cats, Miss Saigon and Phantom of the Opera.
In the field of education he was a teacher at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen
from 2002 to 2005 and he and his wife have been involved with The Kushi Institute of Music for its Art of Life School and
annual Summer Conferences. He
has also held workshops in Creative Music Making projects since 2003.