He is a flautist who began studying music when he was
young and after initially studying in the Stedleijk
Conservatory at Groningen he
entered The Hague’s Royal
Conservatory where he was a student of Paul Verhey. He later moved to the United
States to study with Geoffrey Gilbert.
In his career as a professional orchestral and chamber
musician, who specialises in music from the Classical and Romantic periods,
he has performed in many recitals as a member of The Hummel Trio and the
Dutch Radio Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras.
His acclaim as a flautist has seen many contemporary composers
writing and/or dedicating pieces to him. Some of these composers include Konrad Boehmer, Jean Francaix Gottfried Michael Koenig, Joep
Straesser and Isang Yun.
In 2009 he performed in the premiere of Frank Martin’s
“Deuxieme Ballade” when it was staged
in The Hague.
The recordings he has performed on include Rudolf Escher: Chamber Music Vol. 1 and
2 and Tristan Keuris:
Complete Works and Giacinto Scelsi: Music for Wind Instruments and Percussion..
In the field of musical education he holds the
position of Professor of Flute at Groningen Conservatory and the Royal
Conservatory in The Hague. He has also given master classes in
several European countries and frequently attends events as a guest