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     Poucke, Cyrille van

    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 Festival Orchestra.


    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 Musicians.


    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 “playful sounds”.


    Aside from his work in the Netherlands he has also been a frequent performer with several European orchestras that include Belgium’s 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.



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