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Borninkhof, Eric (1966-Present)

French horn player from Almelo, The Netherlands, who attended the Conservatory of Enschede, the Maastricht Conservatory, and the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, as well as spending a year in the Royal Netherlands Airforce Band.

Other groups with whom he has performed include the Deutsch-Russische Junge Philharmonic, the Dutch Brass Quintet, the Holland Wind Players, National Youth Symphony Orchestra, the National Youth Wind Band of Holland, the Netherlands Brass Ensemble, the Netherlands Clarinet Choir, the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Musik Festival Orchestra, Philharmonia Ungarica, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the RundfunkSymfonie Orchester Berlin, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchester, and the Sinfonietta Mainz Philharmonisches Orchester.

On 4th July 1998, he was one of the featured soloists at the Burgkirche Ingelheim with John Treleaven and the Sinfonietta Mainz Philharmonisches Orchester in a rendition of Benjamin Britten’s “Serenade op.31 fur Tenor, Horn und Streichorchester”.

The Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra and Groot Omroepkoor rang in the holidays on 21stDecember 2002 with Roel van Oosten’s “Quatre Noels Anciens”, Arvo Part’s “Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten”, Alexandre Tansman’s oratorio, Isaie, le Prophete, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Fantasia on Christmas Carols”.

In February 2003, the Holland Wind Players were special guests of the Fond du Lac Concert Association in a brief tour that included a master class, performance, and a little bit of local night life.

On 9th November 2007, the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic performed flute concerti by Jacques Ibert and by Lennox Berkeley and Francis Poulenc, “Symfonie in C” by Igor Stravinsky, and “Sinfonietta” by Eric Tanguy.

They offered up Franz Joseph Haydn’s symphonies nos. 82 and 85 and Jacques Offenbach’s overture from La fille du tambour-major in 23rd November 2007.

On 5th December 2008, the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic presented Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Symfonie nr. 8 in F op. 93”, Claude Debussy’s “Children’s corner”, Antonin Dvorak’s “Romance voor viool en orkest op. 11”, and Bohuslav Martinu’s “Dubbelconcert voor piano, slag-werk en strijkers, H. 271”.

They interpreted Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Derde orkestsuite in D BWV 1068”, Joonas Kokkonen’s “…durch einen Spiegel…”, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Pianoconcert nr. 24 KV 491” and Olli Mustonen’s “Tripelconcert voor drie violen en orkest” on 20th December 2008.

On 23rd April 2010, they paired Jean Sibelius’s “Vioolconcert in d opus 47” with Fraser Trainer’s “Gadget, voor kwintet, orkest en jeugensemble”.

They teamed up with Groot Omroepkoor on 10th September 2010 in an all-Brahms affair that included the master’s “Akademische Festouverture”, “Altrapsodie”, “Gesang der Parzen”, “Schicksalslied” “Variaties over een thema van Joseph Haydn”, und “Warum ist das Lichtgegeben”.

In 2012 he gave up his work as an orchestral musician and became the founder of Rimskys-Horns and a horn consultant.

Here he is in the radio studio…